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The little book of pin-up Vargas : the war years / Dian Hanson.

By: Hanson, Dian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cologne, [Germany] Taschen, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 190 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783836520201; 3836520206.Other title: Alberto Vargas.Subject(s): Vargas, Alberto, 1896-1982 | Pinup art -- United States | Women in artDDC classification: 759.13 Summary: The pin-ups that won the war: The Varga Girl was the the most popular pin-up of World War 2 Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine's monthly pin-up post in late 1940. By 1942, when the U.S. joined the war, he had more than a million ardent fans who carried his pin-ups in backpacks and duffel bags as reminders of the American girls they'd left behind. When Esquire was charged with obscenity over a particularly spicy pin-up the military stepped in the fight for The Varga Girl, declaring her necessary for morale. Today these wartime pin-ups are the most collectible of Vargas' work, and we've collected them all in this compact, affordable 192-page volume.
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Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine's monthly pin-up post in late 1940. By 1942, when the U.S. joined the war, he had more than a million ardent enlisted fans who carried his pin-ups in backpacks and duffel bags as reminders of the American girls they'd left behind. When Esquire was charged with obscenity over a particularly spicy pin-up in 1943 the military stepped in to fight for the Varga Girl, declaring her necessary to maintain the morale of young fighting men. Today these wartime pin-ups are the most collectible of Vargas's work. Find them all in this pocket-sized delight.

The pin-ups that won the war: The Varga Girl was the the most popular pin-up of World War 2 Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine's monthly pin-up post in late 1940. By 1942, when the U.S. joined the war, he had more than a million ardent fans who carried his pin-ups in backpacks and duffel bags as reminders of the American girls they'd left behind. When Esquire was charged with obscenity over a particularly spicy pin-up the military stepped in the fight for The Varga Girl, declaring her necessary for morale. Today these wartime pin-ups are the most collectible of Vargas' work, and we've collected them all in this compact, affordable 192-page volume.

Parallel text in English, German and French.

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