The Little Book Of Vargas by Dian HansonThe Little Book Of Vargas by Dian Hanson

The Little Book Of Vargas

EditorDian Hanson

Paperback | December 19, 2015

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The pin-ups that won the war: How Alberto Vargas maintained troop morale

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’ work. Find them all in this pocket-sized delight.

Text in English, French, and German
Title:The Little Book Of VargasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.5 × 4.7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2015Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836520206

ISBN - 13:9783836520201

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