|Vintage Pulp||Sep 28 2011|
Today we have another addition to our massive collection of tabloids. It's called Keyhole and it's the parent publication of Keyhole Confidential, which we shared a while back. This issue appeared today in 1972, and some of it is just cringe-inducing to read. For instance, in the cover story “Man Rapes Own Wife” we’re told a married man wanted to have one last fling before settling down and being a good husband. So he decided to rape a random beautiful woman, but in a dark alley mistakenly attacked his own wife. We’re supposed to chortle over this mix-up after having equated the concept “fling” with the act “rape”. That just ain’t right. Yet Keyhole sold well for years—at least nine, if the designation vol. 9, issue 24 is any indication. Can you imagine what the typical Keyhole reader was like? Actually, let's not go down that road—the image is just too frightening. Fourteen interior scans below, and oh so many more tabloids coming.