|Vintage Pulp||Apr 10 2013|
Never has a woman looked so intently serious about the feel of her own rear end as in this illustration by Robert McGinnis for Carter Brown’s The Bombshell. The book was published as Doll for the Big House in 1957, then revised and republished under its new title in 1960. Neither edition, by the way, had anything to do with glute ham raises. Signet produced three covers total. The above was the second edition from 1967. Below, in order, are McGinnis’s second effort from 1971, followed by Barye Phillips original cover from 1960, and finally Horwitz’s Aussie edition. Would this have been a lot easier if we’d just put the covers in chronological order? Perhaps, but then we wouldn’t have been able to say “glute ham raises.” It’s worth the inconvenience.