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.
Dian Hanson Imprint: Taschen GmbH Country of Publication: Germany Dimensions:
Weight: 291g ISBN: 9783836520201 ISBN 10: 3836520206 Pages: 192 Publication Date: 01 November 2015 Audience:
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.