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Untitled, published in PLAYBOY, Alberto Vargas, date unknown. From the time Esquire first introduced America to the Varga Girl in 1940, the name Vargas has been synonymous with pin-up and pin-up art. Alberto Vargas (1896 - 1982) was born in Peru, studied in Zurich and Geneva before leaving Europe, and arrived on Ellis Island, October 1916. May 1919, a rep. of the Ziegfeld Follies asked to show his work to Mr Ziegfeld. Vargas became the most famous and prolific pin-up artist of all time.


Alberto Vargas - September 1941 Esquire Magazine


Alberto Vargas - “Military Secrets” - September 1943 Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Gatefold - “Now, no one can peak at the Book of the Weak - In wartime I have to be cagey, that boy in the Army would certainly bar me if he knew I dated a J.G. That boy in the Navy whose hair is so wavy would tear it right out of the roots if he found out that I and the Leatherneck guy were now in romantic cahoots!”