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The great Alberto Vargas

I so love the Vargas pinup sketches and art but had missed this picture of him in his home. An amazing artists.

the sin of nora moran Vargas’ most famous piece of film work was that for the 1933 film The Sin of Nora Moran (left), 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." The nose art of many World War II aircraft was adapted from these Esquire pin-ups.

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some of his art work on my page with over 50 of his lovely pinup art:

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Gotta love the captions, above right: "There’s one thing I hate about sex… thank goodness I can’t remember what it is."

Above left: "You make your peace sign, I’ll make mine"

We all enjoy an Eyeful – classic artwork by Peter Driben (via Sheer Heaven)

One of my favourite pinupartists, got a page with some of his artwork here.

We all enjoy an Eyeful - classic artwork by Peter Driben Peter Driben, an American pin-up artist, was perhaps one of the most productive pin-up artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Although both Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren have extensive catalogues of work, neither came close to the output of Driben. Driben’s pin-up images delighted the American public from the beginning of World War II until the great baby boom of the 1950s. Born in Boston, Driben moved to Paris (circa 1925). While taking classes at the … Read More

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