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: