The Pin-up Files

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Peter Driben was one of the most prolific pin-up artists of the 1940's and 50's

Peter Driben produced a huge number of covers for girlie magazies such as Beauty Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt

Peter Driben pin-up artist

Peter Driben was born in Boston and studied at Vaesper George Art School before moving to study at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1925. His first known pin-up was the cover to Tattle Tales in October 1934, and by 1935 he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice. His career went from strength to strength in the late thirties with covers for Silk Stocking Stories, Gay Book, Movie Merry-Go-Roundand Real Screen Fun.

His career was not limited to magazine covers, he also worked in advertising and for Hollywood, perhaps his most famous work being the original posters and publicity artwork for The Maltese Falcon. Peter Driben was also a close friend of publisher Robert Harrison, and in 1941 was contracted to produce covers for Harrison's new magazine Beauty Parade. Driben went on to paint covers for all of Harrison's magazines including Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt, often having as many as six or seven of his covers being published every month.

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