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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: Page from True magazine featuring an illustration of a Petty Girl and a painting of a winter morning scene that is a reference to the printers Currier and Ives. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Petty, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: Page from True Magazine featuring an illustration of a Petty Girl followed by a reproduction of an Audubon bird print [Osprey/ Fish Hawk, plate 81]. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: 1947
Creator: Petty, George & Audubon, John Jay
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Calendar Advertisement Introduction Page][Duplicate]

Description: A single page front and back clipped from the Esquire Magazine Varga Girl 1944 calendar advertisement. A rectangular section has been cut from the top left corner removing the October pin-up. On the front are the calenders introduction and advertising information found in the descriptive text. This page was intended to be clipped and used to order the full calendar by mailing payment and mailing address into the Esquire P.O Box. On the back are previews of the models paired with descriptive verses for months July through December.
Date: December 1943
Creator: Vargas, Alberto
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Snare by Fritz Willis

Description: A single front and back page of lithograph prints clipped from the December edition of Esquire Magazine 1948. This page features a Fritz Willis pin-up girl "Snare" accompanied by descriptive text. On the following side is a holiday-themed page of Christmas cards with imagery of women, deer, and Santas.
Date: December 1948
Creator: Willis, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Calendar Introduction Page]

Description: A single page front and back clipped from the Esquire Magazine Varga Girl 1944 calendar advertisement. A rectangular section has been removed from the lower right corner. On the front is the calenders introduction and advertising information found in the descriptive text. On the back are previews of the illustrations paired with descriptive verses for months July through December.
Date: December 1943
Creator: Vargas, Alberto
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Adornment by Fritz Willis

Description: A single front and back page from the August edition of Esquire Magazine 1947. The page features theatrical and dance-themed pin-ups by Fritz Willis and Joe De, Mers followed by small paragraphs of descriptive text at the bottom of each printed illustration.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Willis, Fritz & De Mers, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Hurrell Photograph: Rita Hayworth]

Description: A spread from the November edition of Esquire magazine 1942. The front features a printed reproduction of a color Hurrell photograph of Columbia studios actress Rita Hayworth [1918-1987] followed by men's fashion illustrations featuring shoes and socks by William Pachner accompanied by descriptive text.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Hurrell, George & Pachner, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Hurrell Photograph: Constance Dowling]

Description: A front and back spread from the January edition of Esquire Magazine 1944. This spread features a color reproduction of a Hurrell photograph of 1930s actress Constance Dowling [1920-1969] followed on the reverse by a reproduction offset lithograph print of the painting The Year of Our Lord, 1943 by John Falter.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Hurrell, George & Falter, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Magazine Kodachromes of Models]

Description: A page from an unidentified magazine featuring a front and back leaf of women models posed in fashionable clothes and accessories. The front features a Kodachrome collage of a woman standing by a mirror with her reflection turned to face herself wearing a slightly different dress followed by a printed color photograph of a woman with black hair in a blue evening gown posed on a striped couch.
Date: [1940..1949]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Some Pumpkins!]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a redhead Varga Girl wearing a short black satin dress with black stocking paired with the verse "Some Pumpkins!" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of the painting "Tommy Hitchcock: Ten Goal American" by Tony Palazzo used especially for the October edition of Esquire Magazine in 1944. The painting depicts American polo star Tommy Hitchcock [1900-1944] mid-swing scoring a goal.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Vargas, Alberto & Stack, Phil
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Vacation Reverie]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl flying posing wearing a red bathing suit paired with a two stanza verse "Vacation Reviere" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of the painting Bombardiers Last Breath by John Falter used especially for the August edition of Esquire Magazine in 1943
Date: August 1943
Creator: Vargas, Alberto & Stack, Phil
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: Page from True Magazine featuring an illustration of a Petty Girl followed by a reproductive print of 3 men and a woman on a white sailboat. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: [1940..1960]
Creator: Petty, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: A page spread from True magazine featuring a Petty Girl illustration paired with the descriptive text " My lawyer wants me to change the charge from desertion to insanity" followed by a spread featuring illustrations by Pachner and descriptive text on chromatic color in men's fashion. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: [1945..1950]
Creator: Petty, George & Pachner, [William]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: Page from True magazine featuring an illustration of a Petty Girl followed by a reproduction print of a painting of the Chigaco Cubs winning a baseball game. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: April 1947
Creator: Petty, George & [Halk?]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: Page from True magazine featuring an illustration of a Petty Girl followed by a printed reproduction of a painting by American watercolorist, Hardie Gramatky of a group of sailboats. Pin-ups by artist George Petty or "Petty Girls" first made their appearance in 1933 and into the 1950s set the standard for American female beauty. The hallmarks of Petty pin-ups are elongated limbs most noted in the legs, a flirtatious smile, and telephones.
Date: February 1947
Creator: Petty, George & Gramatky, Hardie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Camouflage by Al Moore

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page, a black-haired woman lays seductively on a leopard-skin wearing a matching top and bottom with red lipstick and nail polish. The description discusses the leopard in regards to women's fashion and behavior throughout history. On the facing page, a woman in a black riding habit and boots lays sprawled on the ground in shock holding her riding crop in her right hand.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Moore, Al & Baz, Ben-Hur
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Crisis by Fritz Willis

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page, No. 36, a curly auburn-haired woman ankle-deep in a lily pond is startled by a jumping frog. On the facing page, a tall slender woman fixes her hat in front of a vanity table with a slightly open drawer. She is admiring herself wearing undergarments, a summer bonnet, and red heels.
Date: 1947
Creator: Willis, Fritz & De Mers, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Concentration by Joe De Mers

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page, no. 52, a blonde woman sits cross-legged on the floor surrounded by tea and sewing supplies. She is following a magazine to embellish a straw garden hat with flowers, which she is holding up to examine intently. On the facing page, a dialogue between a model wearing a swimsuit and a man wearing a tan suit is taking place on a photo shoot set. The two individuals are surrounded by lights, chairs, and film cameras.
Date: June 1947
Creator: De Mers, Joe & Willis, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Depictions of Various Starlets]

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. Two pages of 1/4 page illustrations featuring famous actresses and models from the 1940s and early 1950s done by various artists in their unique style. From left to right, Arleen Whelan [1916-1993], Carole Landis [1919-1948], Lubow Roudenko [note misspelling within the material: correct name:Lubov Roudenko] [1915-2020], Toni Seven [1922-1991], Jane Russel [1921-2011], Rita Hayworth [1918-1987], Betty Grable [1916-1973] and Mary Howard [1913-2009].
Date: [1945..1960]
Creator: Utz, Thornton; Hall, Tom; Pachner, William; Fabry, Jaro; Cooper, Mario; Prohaska, Ray et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Dogs Life by Joe De Mers & Fritz Willis

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page is a collaborative illustration of a woman in a yellow two-piece joyfully receiving a black Cocker Spaniel puppy. On the facing page, by Fritz Willis, an auburn haired figure model sits covered in a black coat between sessions on her posing stool drinking tea
Date: November 1947
Creator: De Mers, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Sleepytime Gal]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl paired with Sleepytime Gal by Phil Stack followed by a reproduction print of the painting "The Biggest Game Fish Ever Landed" by Melbourne Brindle done especially for Esquire Magazine in 1946 for the September edition. The painting celebrates the story of one of the pioneers of large game angling and author Zane Grey who traveled to Tahiti in the spring of 1930 to catch Tahitian striped marlin [Blue Marlin] and on May 16, 1930, caught a Marlin that weighed in at 1040 lbs even after being mutilated by sharks as recorded in Greys' book “Tales of Tahitian Waters" published in 1931.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Brindle, Melbourne
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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