Vargas, Baby!

Alberto Vargas (1896-1982), the greatest pin-up girl artist of all-time, got his start painting the Ziegfeld girls and then moved onto Hollywood in the 1930’s doing movie star portraits and posters (The Sin of Nora Moran was ranked #2 by Premiere).

In the 1940’s, he created the infamous Vargas Girls for Esquire and then after a legal dispute with the magazine, Playboy resurrected his career in the 1960’s and solidified his legacy forever.