I, the Judge by King Coral, (c) 1966. Bee-line book, #140.
"Three different kinds of love were offered me… All I had to do was decide if any of them were worth the price!"
The Case of the Fan Dancer’s Horse, by Erle Stanley Gardner.
Pocket Books # 886
"A Perry Mason murder mystery."
The Case of the Fan Dancer’s Horse
Gary Lovisi, Krause Publications, 2009.
It’s no secret the sexy and racy cover art of femme fatales from the golden age of paperbacks and magazines exalts the female form in all its sexy and sultry allure. Still today, these lustful, and sometimes lurid images are enticing and artistically inspiring. In this book, from the founder and editor of Paperback Parade magazine, you will encounter an amazing assortment of nearly 700 full-color cover images of sexy, semi-dressed pin-up dolls, dangerous bad girls and deadly dames, not to mention lust, violence and passion expressed in fights and conflicts of all types. In addition this reference to renegade literature features details to help with identification, including title, author, cover artist, publisher, date, and values for three grades of condition.
Sin Hipster by Don Holliday.
"Life was an orgy for these passion bums!"
This woman is obviously not a hipster. Where are her nerd glasses? Her retro-look tattoo? Her can of PBR?
Pulps were cheaply made products and the publishing companies that produced them often reused the same cover art for completely different books. Notice the subtle changes for the three books pictured here: Whipping Room [male hand], Warped Women [female hand] and The Thing That Made Love [no whip & a shadowy figure].
Flesh by Philip Jose Farmer, Beacon Books.
"The secret dream of every man was his—unlimited opportunity, inexhaustible ability."
An unknown viagra side-effect: jagged horns.
The Green Girl, Jack Williamson, Avon Fantasy Novels.
"A great science-fiction novel about a weird land beneath the earth."
Where women are green and men are octopus-rose-snake hybrids.
I Married a Dead Man by William Irish, Avon #220.
"The strange story of a girl who is both bride and widow and yet not either."
I’m sure a lot of women feel this way at times.
Big Mike by Charles Givens, Pyramid No. 104, 1953.
Cover art by Julian Paul
"He held the city in a grip of vice."