Peter Driben was one of the most prolific, and certainly one of the best, cover artists to work on the risqué ‘girlie pulp’ magazines that flourished in the USA between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s. This meticulously-researched, lavishly-illustrated book is a glorious celebration of his work, and an absolutely essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone with a taste for classic pin-up and magazine cover artwork. Now available in a revised edition with 16 pages of additional material – including a rare photograph of Driben in his studio – and some images in improved quality.
206pp. Large format 22cm x 28cm paperback. Fully illustrated in full colour throughout.
Original edition published 14 January 2017
Revised edition published 19 February 2021
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen James Walker has authored or co-authored an average of one book per year over the past 25 years, many of them about the BBC’s acclaimed Doctor Who series. Titillation is his twenty-seventh title. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Physics from University College London, and his many other interests include cult TV, film noir, vintage crime fiction, Laurel and Hardy and an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and other popular music. Between July 1983 and March 2005 he acted as an adviser to successive Governments, latterly at senior assistant director level, responsible for policy on a range of issues relating mainly to individual employment rights. His working time is now taken up by his writing projects and by his role as co-owner and director of Telos Publishing. He lives in Kent with his wife and family.