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1000 pin-up girls / Peter Driben ; text by Harald Hellmann ; English translation by Christian Goodden ; French translation by Catherine Henry.

By: Driben, Peter, 1903-1968 [artist.].
Contributor(s): Hellmann, Harald [writer of text.] | Gooden, Christian [translator.] | Henry, Catherine [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bibliotheca universalis (Taschen (Firm)): Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 540 pages : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783836520508; 3836520508.Other title: One thousand pin-up girls.Subject(s): Driben Peter, 1903-1968 | Pinup art -- United States -- Pictorial works | Erotic drawing -- Pictorial works | Women in artDDC classification: 704 DRIBEN 2015 Summary: "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 starlets dressed 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.
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"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 starlets dressed 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.

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"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 starlets dressed 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.

Text in English, French and German.

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Spanish Review

"Mirar estas imágenes es recordar que hubo un tiempo en que desvestirse era un gesto potente; cuando el simple hecho de ver a una mujer desnuda podía hacerte estremecer".