The Many Adventures of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective!


Hollywood could be a dangerous place and no one understood that better than Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective!  Turner was a hardboiled detective who made his first appearance in a 1934 issue of Spicy Detective.  Turner proved to be so popular that he not only continued to appear in Spicy Detective but he also got his own magazine.  Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective ran from 1942 to 1950 and featured Turner solving cases involving directors, producers, stuntmen, and starlets.  In fact, the stories often featured details about the infamous “Hollywood casting couch,” which made Turner’s adventures both popular and controversial in the 40s.

Here are a few of the covers of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective!  Where known, the artist has been credited:

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by Joe Szokoli

The Flirtatious Covers of Flirt


Flirt Magazine was one of the many pin-up magazines that Robert Harrison published during the 40s and the 50s.  Flirt was typical of the magazines of the era.  It would feature articles about starlets along with pictorials featuring New York models.  Basically, everything that you needed to know about the magazines, you could learn from the covers.

Below are a few of the flirtatious covers of Flirt!

by Peter Driben

by Peter Driben

by Peter Driben

by Billy DeVorss

By Winer (?)

by Peter Driben

by Peter Driben

by Peter Driben

by Peter Driben