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Vintage The Varga Girl Calendar Pin Up April 1948 Framed & Double Matted Litho. This is an estate sale find, and what a treasure!

Alberto Vargas was a Peruvian immigrant who created graphic art work for the Ziegfield Follies ans well as the Hollywood Studios. His work was typically a combination of watercolor and air brush. Despite always using figure models, his images would often portray elegantly dressed, semi-nude to nude women of idealized proportions. His artistic license would be a slender fingers and toes with nails painted red as illustrated in this treasure.

Vargas became famous in the 1940's as the creator of iconic WWII era pin-ups for Esquire magazine, at this time he dropped the "s" at the end of his name. The girls in the Esquire calendar became known as "Varga Girls". The nose art of many aircraft used in WWII was adapted from the Esquire pin-ups. He kept our troops morale high during this tumulchuous times in the world.

This litho is in excellent condition, double matted and framed in a gold and brush silver decorative frame. The measurements of the frame are 15 3/4" X 19 1/4" and inside measurements of the litho are 11 3/4" X 8 1 /4".

The Doctor didn't put a post-it note on this framed litho, but is standing in front of me. The look on his face is priceless! You and I both know he wants this for the Tardis.

Don't think a Diet Peach Snapple will bail me out of this conversation, but I am sure some where on the planet it is cocktail hour. Boy have I developed a thirst after this listing!


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Vintage The Varga Girl Calendar Pin Up April 1948 Framed & Double Matted Litho


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, wood, water colors, inks
  • Only ships within United States.
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