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The Little Book of Vargas

Dian Hanson

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Taschen GmbH
01 November 2015
History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Erotic art
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.
Edited by:   Dian Hanson
Imprint:   Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 166mm,  Width: 119mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   291g
ISBN:   9783836520201
ISBN 10:   3836520206
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 November 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men's magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN's Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the body part series, The Art of Pin-up, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.

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