Blonde On A Broomstick by ceespicauly on Flickr.
Blonde on a Broomstick, Signet #D2831, (c)1966.
Cover art by Robert McGinnis.
“Rick Holman is taken for a ride by a covey of curvaceous witches…and flies straight into murder.”
Why is there an illustration with a brunette on a book with “blonde” in the title?
via Hang Fire Books on Flickr.
Witch Finder by Thomas L. O’Brien, Dell #B135., (c)1959.
Cover art by Mitchell Hooks.
“Under the guise of religion he tortured women who defied him and men who ignored his ‘righteous’ cause.”
Backwoods Tramp by Harry Whittington, Gold Medal Book #889.
She knew what she wanted—a man to take her away from the dirt road and the one-room shack she called home.
letslookupandsmile on Flickr.
Wife by Arrangement by Mary Burchell, Fleetway Library, #112.
“Teresa had a rival—but Elliott was hers…”
Girlfriend has crazy eyes.
The Cosmic Puppets by Philip K. Dick, Ace Books.
“An American Town Run by Galactic Invaders”
Many mystery and sci-fi authors started out writing for pulp magazines and/or pulp novel publishers.
Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949-1969 by Jaye Zimet.
From the Publishers Description: A vivid, sexy, and titillating journey into the steamy underworld of the dime novel.
In the scandalous world of pulp fiction in the 1950s and into the 60s, detectives, gangsters, and mad doctors were joined on the racks by bad girls, dissolute youths, drug-crazed beatniks, and other assorted miscreants and misfits. Where romance met with soft porn there was also a surprisingly large population of butch brunettes pursuing and seducing blond femmes. This was an alternate universe of erotic pulp fiction where gals and dolls were exploring the illicit pleasures of lesbian love—much to the delight of a largely male, heterosexual readership. Before the sexual revolution of the 1960s, these books offered a thrilling peek into the deviant underworld of wild passion and scandalous sex.
Strange Sisters is a collection of the cover art of these wildly wicked novels. The women who writhe across the covers of books such as Strange Lust (“She Wanted a Woman—Then She Met Another Woman Obsessed by the Same Burning Hunger”) and Women’s Barracks (“The Frank Autobiography of a French Girl Soldier”) sizzle with sexual energy and freedom—in a high-camp defiance of the prudish, conservative 1950s. Bold, kitschy-colorful, and fraught with sexual tension, the covers of Strange Sisters are a siren call to the retro-groovin’ man, or woman, in your life.
Art Colony by -=- G2 -=- on Flickr.
Art Colony by Clifton Cuthburt, Lion #58.
“They started out to paint…”
Oh, c’mon, artist or not, no straight man would wear that outfit.
Trailer-camp Girl by Doug Duperrault.
“They called her a trailer tramp!”
“A Story of the Carefree Women who Live—And Love—in Trailer Camps.”
Trailer-Camp Girl (by Biff Bang Pow)
Musk, Hashish and Blood by -=- G2 -=- on Flickr.
Musk, hashish and blood by Hector France, Avon #308.
“The adventures of a modern man among the cruel men and passionate women of Algiers.”
Try to say this title three times fast. I swear you can’t.