This address book features steamy and hilarious gay and lesbian pulp covers on each tab and includes revealing reviews of the racy novels! Like the pulp novels featured inside, these softcover address books have gilded edges. This is a must-have item for anyone fascinated with gay cultural history, or delighted by wicked, funny camp.
From Chronicle Books, $12.95
The Strange Path:Torchlight to Vahalla by Gale Wilhelm, Lion #121
“Her choice: Normal marriage or lesbian love?”
She seems to be in the middle of going for a shorter haircut, so we all know what that means.
69 Barrow Street by Sheldon Lord, (c)1959.
Cover art by Paul Rader.
“Their love was right! But their sex was wrong.”
“A Startlingly Frank Novel of Love in the Shadow World of the Third Sex.”
The terms ‘third sex,’ ‘twilight love,’ and ‘shadow world’ were all euphemisms for gay/lesbian literature [although with this book no subtleties are needed].
Perfume and Pain by Kimberly Kemp, Midwood #F162.
“She knew no desire but that for another woman.”
Could she have been born a lesbian?
Dykes on Bikes, Alan Marshall, Pleasure Reader #148.
“There’s no hell on wheels like…”
As a female, I’m distracted by the fact that riding a motorcycle without a bra/shirt looks like it would be very uncomfortable at high speeds. Just saying.