Peter Gowland dies at 93


Jayne Mansfield by Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, who used camera, sunshine and imagination to portray ravishing women at a time when the pinup girl was a nearly ubiquitous fixture of American life, died on March 17 in Los Angeles. He was 93.

The cause was complications from a fall, his wife, Alice, said.

Mr. Gowland’s photographs appeared on more than 1,000 magazine covers, including those of Playboy, Rolling Stone and Modern Photography. In 1954, The New York Times called Mr. Gowland “America’s No. 1 Pin-up Photographer.”

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– Rory

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