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"VARGA" (Alberto) - by Tom Robotham / ISBN 1-57215-324-5
Varga Girls copyright 1940-1947, 1991 - The Hearst Corporation
Copyright 1995, reprinted 2004 by World Publications Group, Inc., North Dighton, Mass. / Printed in Spain by JG Press
The Varga Girl is the eternal pinup; alluringly beautiful, yet simultaneously warm, innocent and approachable. Graphic artist Alberto Varga's luscious Varga Girl was introduced to the world on October 15, 1940 by Esquire magazine. As well as ordinary girls, Vargas used icons such as Betty Grable, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as his models. With the entry of the United States into World War II, the Varga Girl proved invaluable in raising the morale of the American troops serving in Europe and the Pacific. By 1947, Esquire magazine no longer required the services of the Varga Girls and they were relegated to the realms of nostalgia. My favorite biographical reference book.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, measures 9 3/4" by 12 3/4" with page size full-color illustrations.