The GatefoldsDuring these years certain issues had "Calendar" pages and
had no Vargas Gatefolds. These issues were usually the January issues of the
magazine with the exception of December 1940 which had the Calendar for 1941
which allowed the January 1941 issue to have a gatefold.
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
The Varga CalendarsIn addition to the normal Calendar runs, there were an
additional Calendar releases which were called the "Yearbook" Calendars. These
were produced in a more limited number and each image had a distinct border
around them. Even more rare were the "Military" Calendars, which were for the
most part reprints of the esquire Gatefolds. Listed below is the
normal Calendar runs of that year.
NOTE: The 1947 Calendar did
not contain the usual Vargas signature. Also it was not called the "Varga Girl"
Calendar, it was instead called the "Esquire Girl" calendar because of pending
litigation between Vargas and Esquire at the time.
NOTE: The 1948
Calendar was not released by Esquire. It was released by "Varga Enterprises" and
were pulled from the newsstands because of a copyright dispute between Vargas
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