Things were going just swimmingly until uninvited company turned up.
In pulp, a skinny dip always leads to an unexpected encounter. Possible results range from steamy sex among the water lilies to being scalped with a stone axe, but in all cases, getting naked in the woods is an open invitation to whoever—or whatever—might be passing by. As camping season draws near, we thought we’d share some book covers illustrating that immutable truth.
William Brown Meloney
, Peter Saxon
, Richard Telfair
, Owen Dudley
, Marcus Miller
, Dale Van Every
, Kirk Westley
, Warren Caryl
, George Gross
, Ben Smith
, James Kendricks
, Georgia McIntosh
, Norman A. Fox
, cover art
, cover collection
The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
1950—U.S. Decides To Fight in Korea
After years of border tensions on the partitioned Korean peninsula, U.S. President Harry Truman orders U.S. air and sea forces to help the South Korean regime repel an invasion by the North. Soon the U.S. is embroiled in a war that lasts until 1953 and results in a million combat dead and at least two million civilian deaths, with no measurable gains for either side.
1936—First Helicopter Flight
In Berlin, Germany, in a sports stadium, Ewald Rohlfs takes the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 on its first flight. It is the first fully-controllable helicopter, featuring two counter rotating rotors mounted on the chassis of a training aircraft. Only two are ever produced, and neither survive today.
1963—John F. Kennedy Visits Berlin
22 months after East Germany erects the Berlin Wall as a barrier to prevent movement between East and West Berlin, John F. Kennedy visits West Berlin and speaks the famous words "Ich bin ein Berliner." Suggestions that Kennedy misspoke and in reality called himself a jelly donut are untrue.
2009—Farrah Fawcett Dies
American actress Farrah Fawcett, who started as a model but became famous after one season playing detective Jill Munroe on the television show Charlie's Angels
after a long battle with cancer.
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