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Saturday, June 11, 2011

PIN-UP CORNER: VARGAS!

PIN-UP CORNER: VARGAS!

JOE ACKERMAN HAS A PIN-UP FILLED POST TODAY ON HIS TWO-FISTED TALES OF TRUE-LIFE WEIRD ROMANCE BLOG FEATURING ANTONIO VARGAS AND HIS WORK . . .

Born in Arequipa, Peru, Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez moved to the United States in 1916 after studying art in Europe prior to World War I. He was the son of famous Peruvian photographer Max T. Vargas.

His early career included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios. Vargas' most famous piece of film work was that for the 1933 film The Sin of Nora Moran, which shows a near-naked Zita Johann in a pose of desperation. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made.

He became famous in the 1940s as the creator of iconic World War II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as "Vargas Girls."

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