|Vintage Pulp||Jul 28 2016|
When girl meets girl sparks fly.
Above and below is a small percentage of some of the thousands of lesbian themed paperback covers that appeared during the mid-century period, with art by Paul Rader, Fred Fixler, Harry Schaare, Rudy Nappi, Charles Copeland, and others, as well as a few interesting photographed fronts. The collection ends with the classic Satan Was a Lesbian, which you’ve probably seen before, but which no collection like this is complete without. Hopefully most of the others will be new to you. Needless to say, almost all were written by men, and in that sense are really hetero books reflecting hetero fantasies (fueled by hetero misconceptions and slander). You can see plenty more in this vein on the website Strange Sisters.
Tom ForanAnn SummerhillJackson HarmonStan O'DairMarguerite FrameFred HaleyA.M. WillisHoward TowardC.B. ShoreGale WilhelmD.W. CraigSheldon LordJerry JasonElise AbelArthur AdlonClaire StanleyRod StrongStanley CursonRichard MarsheJoan EllisRandy SalemToni AdlerAnn TowardLeslie BehanRene CoquelinKay AddamsDorian LeeLilyan BrockJ.S. RobinsMarch HastingsRex WeldonToni WrayRichard VillanovaEdwin WestDominique NapierVincent E. BurnsSloane BrittonSloane BritainHal KantorGreg HamiltonPhil AndersPaul RaderFred FixlerHarry SchaareRudy NappiCharles Copelandcover artcover collectionliteraturelgbt
|Vintage Pulp||Jul 9 2016|
Getting what you want is all in how you ask.
It seems as if no genre of literature features more characters in complete submission to others than mid-century sleaze. And how do these hapless supplicants express their desperation? They break out the kneepads. Above and below are assorted paperback covers of characters making pleas, seeking sympathy, and professing undying devotion. Though some of these folks are likely making the desired impression on their betters, most are being ignored, denied, or generally dumptrucked. You know, psychologists and serial daters say a clean break is best for all involved, so next time you need to go Lili St. Cyr on someone try this line: “I've decided I hate your face now.” That should get the job done. Art is by Harry Barton, Barye Philips, Paul Rader, et al.
Stuart JamesAaron BellAlan MarshallMickey SpillaneRobert ColbyPhilip TremontRonald SimpsonHarold RobbinsJohn PlunkettAndré SoubiranTalmage PowellHorace McCoyJ.X. WilliamsJames Hadley ChaseGreg HamiltonMarcos SpinelliDante ArfelliWhitfield CookCharles PetitHarry BartonConrad LuegerMarlene LongmanAdam CoulterPaul RaderBarye Phillipscover artcover collectionliterature