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[Clipping: "Emergence: A Profile of Dallas' Gay and Lesbian Community"]

Description: Newspaper pages from The Dallas Morning News: "Emergence: A profile of Dallas' gay and lesbian community through some of its leading voices" published July 11, 1993. The clipping features 4 large photographs of the featured individuals including Jack Evans, George Harris, Candy Marcum, Ronald Jefferson, and Dila Loe paired with descriptive text. All individuals share involvement and leadership in the Dallas LGBTQIA+ community.
Date: July 11, 1993
Creator: Rios, Delia & Davidson, Pat
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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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: V Mail for a Solider]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl posing holding a pencil and letter paper paired with a two stanza verse "V Mail for a Solider" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of men's fashion illustrations by William Pachner accompanied by descriptive text.
Date: February 1942
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Pachner, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: All-American Babe]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl posing wearing a modified baseball uniform and cleats paired with the verse "All-American Babe!" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction print of the 1940 painting "Out at Home" by Fletcher Martin used especially for the September edition of Esquire Magazine in 1944. The painting depicts a scene of a baseball player sliding into home plate surrounded by the referee and catcher.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Martin, Fletcher
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Hurrell Photograph: Marjorie Woodworth]

Description: A single front and back page from Esquire magazine featuring color Kodachrome photographs of women and descriptive text. This page features American actress Marjorie Woodworth [1919-2000].
Date: [1940..1955]
Creator: Hurrell, George & Blumenfeld, Erwin
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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[Naval Air Transport Service magazine clipping]

Description: Magazine clipping of a single front and back leaf with full color lithograph commercially printed illustrations with descriptive text featuring airplanes and the Naval Air Transportation Service. The page serves as an advertisement for electric propellers and their role in the Pacific theatre of the war.
Date: [1939..1945]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[True Magazine Petty Girl Illustration]

Description: A page spread from True magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Petty Girl paired with the text "Oh, General, I bet you tell that to all the spies!" followed by a page of illustrations and descriptive text on winter fashion for men by Pachner. 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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Clipping: "Fifty years together, lived out loud"]

Description: Newspaper clipping taken from The Dallas Morning News true romance section titled "Fifty years together, lived out loud". The article, written by Kathleen Green, was published in the Sunday paper on January 23, 2011. The article highlights the 50th anniversary of Jack Evans and George Harris with personal statements, anecdotes and the couples plans for the future.
Date: January 23, 2011
Creator: Green, Kathleen; Evans, Jack & Harris, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Bouquet for a Bride]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a Varga Girl styled as a bride in a wedding dress, veil, and stockings throwing her shoe paired with a two stanza verse "Bouquet for a Bride" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of men's fashion illustrations by William Pachner featuring hats accompanied by descriptive text for the June edition 1943.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Pachner, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Warning Signal]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a ginger Varga Girl wearing a white dress with coordinating sandals and headband paired with the verse "Warning Signal" by Phil Stack. On the following page is a reproduction print of the painting Bobby Jones' Trying to Putt in the '29 Open done for the June 1945 edition.
Date: June 1945
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Fawcett, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Speculation by Al Buell

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page, a kneeling blonde woman thoughtfully brushes her hair in front of a floor mirror with a peach in the foreground. On the facing page, a woman with black hair kneels to cut and style her long hair in front of a mirror following a magazine's instructions.
Date: October 1946
Creator: Buell, Al & Utz, Thornton
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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Portrait of a Christmas Eve

Description: Page from Esquire magazine featuring illustrations of women and descriptive text. On the first page, landscape-oriented painting done by Al Moore of a blonde woman laying on a polar bear skin rug with her arms around the jaw. On the following page is a painting recreating a fictional Victorian Christmas evening party by Leslie Saalburg.
Date: December 1947
Creator: Moore, Al & Saalburg, Leslie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Love Cries "Uncle"]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl flying wearing a matching gold dress and robe set paired with a two stanza verse "Love Cries "Uncle" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of men's fashion illustrations by William Pachner featuring the color star grey and descriptive text.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Vargas, Alberto
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Song for a Lonely Girl]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a blonde Varga Girl wearing a low-back blue and white floral bodysuit paired with the verse "Song for a Lonely Girl" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction print of the painting "Bayonet Fighter with Wings" by Alexander Leydenfrost especially for the July edition of Esquire Magazine in 1944. The painting depicts a squad of nine soldiers unloading from a fighter plane that has landed in a field, carrying with them various weapons and ammunition while planes fly low overhead.
Date: July 1944
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Leydenfrost, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Clipping: "Let's say 'we do' to the business of gay divorce"]

Description: Newspaper clipping from the metro section of the Dallas Morning News published October 8th, 2009. The clipping features an article on a new law allowing gay divorce to be legal in the state of Texas without recognizing gay marriage. Journalist Steve Blow outlines his article from the comedic standpoint to point out the absurdity of the loophole and pin it on the then attorney general Greg Abbott.
Date: October 8, 2009
Creator: Blow, Steve
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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[Esquire Magazine Varga Girl Illustration: Torches at Midnight]

Description: A spread from Esquire magazine featuring an illustration of a redhead Varga Girl posed diagonally across the page wearing a black negligee paired with the two stanza verse "Torches at Midnight" by Phil Stack. On the following side of the spread is a reproduction offset lithograph print of the painting The Commander's Last Dive by John Falter used especially for the October edition of 1943. The painting depicts a Navy Commander hanging to the side of submarine forty-two as it sinks.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Vargas, Alberto; Stack, Phil & Falter, John
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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