"1000 PIN-UP GIRLS" TASCHEN BOOK
In the 1940s and ’50s America girlie magazines couldn’t show much, so publisher Robert Harrison lured his readers in with vibrant covers by top pin-up artists Earl Moran, Billy DeVorss, and Peter Driben. This edition celebrates this eye-catching candy with every cover of Beauty Parade, Wink, Titter, Eyeful, Flirt, and Whisper, from 1942 to 1955.
“Girls, Gags & Giggles,” ran publisher Robert Harrison’s recipe for dishing up pin-up to the American male. Men loved his tasty dishes, a mixture of strippers and starletsdressed in outfits so fetishistic no one noticed they were never nude. While other magazines delivered the girl next door, Harrison’s publications banked on bad girls in satin and leather, fishnet stockings, and six-inch heels performing slapstick stunts straight from the burlesque stage.
Harrison lured his readers in with vibrantly painted covers by top pin-up artists Earl Moran, Billy DeVorss and, most famously, Peter Driben. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition celebrates this eye-catching candy with every single cover from Beauty Parade, Wink, Titter, Eyeful, Flirt, and Whisper, from 1942 to 1955, as well as interior spreads, featuring, among others, a budding Bettie Page. In an age when far more graphic material is the norm, 1000 Pin-Up Girls celebrates an era of pin-up and pulp style to fuel your erotic imagination.
“To look at these pictures is to remember that there was a time when taking off your clothes was a potent gesture, when the mere fact of a naked woman could be thrilling.”
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 576 pages