Painted Ladies

Compiled by Max Allan Collins

Kitchen Sink Press.

A box of 36 trading cards of early pin-up art. The back of each card gives a brief bio of the featured artist. This includes the real greats in the field, such as Rolf Armstrong, George Petty, and Alberto Vargas, along with 33 others.

I bought the cards thinking that several of these gentleman probably did vintage paperback art, as well. I found at least two that did (I'm guessing there were others ... they just weren't recognized for their pb art). In the cards below, Earnest Chiriaka and Peter Driben are the featured "calendar" artists.