|Vintage Pulp||Feb 7 2015|
For better or worse, in sickness and health, women in pulp don’t have a heck of a lot of choice about it.
Pulp is a place where the men are decisive and the women are as light as feathers. We’ve gotten together a collection of paperback covers featuring women being spirited away to places unknown, usually unconscious, by men and things that are less than men. You have art from Harry Schaare, Saul Levine, Harry Barton, Alain Gourdon, aka Aslan, and others.
Jack WoodfordJohn B. ThompsonBernard MaraK.H. Helms LiesenhoffBruno FischerVerne ChuteJean de la HireRobert O. SaberBrett HallidayRobert MartinJohn Dickson CarrEdgar Rice BurroughsClyde AllisonCharlotte ArmstrongVictor HugoMarcus MillerJean FordMary Roberts RinehartRichard S. PratherSaul LevineHarry SchaareKeith ViningS.H. CourtierHugh ClevelyStuart SterlingAlan MarshallJohn DexterBarry PerowneEdgar WallaceWalker A. TomkinsJack WilliamsonNorman SaundersGeorge GrossHarry BartonAlain GourdonAslancover artliteraturecover collection
|Vintage Pulp||Jun 11 2014|
Hey everybody—get an Eiffel of these!
If you’ve been visiting the site for a while, you perhaps remember the cover we shared for H.R. Lenormand’s Renée, which shows a lonely woman staring out of her room at the majestic—and in that context clearly metaphorical—Eiffel Tower. Since then we’ve seen the tower pop up on many covers, including Passion in Paris by Harrison Stone, above, so today we’ve compiled a collection. Most of these examples view the tower as just an innocent civic landmark, but take it from us—once the idea that it stands for something else gets into your head you really can’t get it out. Interestingly, while the tower appears on many U.S. book fronts, we found it on only two of the hundreds of French covers we have. Perhaps they consider it too banal. Nineteen scans below.
FranceCharadePaul ReninLouis-Charles RoyerJack IamsPaul DaneMack ReynoldsJoseph HerronWill NewburyHelga MorayMichael WellsAaron BellAuguste le BretonSim AlbertMichel BriceGérard de VilliersJean de BallardGeorge GoodmanPeter StoneMatthew HeadDiane FrazerJean d’AuffargisHarrison StoneBernard Maracover artcover collectionliterature