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in Brooklyn, New York.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Sin Show





Title: Sin Show (Midnight Reader MR 403)
Author: Don Holliday
Artist: Unknown (likely Robert Bonfils or Harold McCauley)
Year: 1961

"They sold sawdust and sex in a rolling Love-Circus! Passion for sale on a midway of loose living women and sex-hungry men. Here they are--a side show of warped morals and animal heat among the girlie shows and con games of a sucker paradise that knows no bounds."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Window Swapper





Title: The Window Swapper (Companion CB 646)
Author: Gavin Hayward
Artist: Robert Bonfils
Year: 1970

"He was a peeping tom with an urge to join the action"

Categories: Gay Male

Blonde Trap





Title: Blonde Trap (Beacon B150)
Author: Ernie Weatherall
Artist: Photo
Year: 1957

"She kissed...cuddled...squeezed...til it hurt!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA

Bedroom Windows





Title: Bedroom Windows (SOFTCOVER LIBRARY B865X)
Author: Arthur Adlon
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1965

"A community incensed by an anonymous peeper--who made use of what he saw!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Friday, July 10, 2015

Utah Blaine / Desert Showdown





Title: Utah Blaine / Desert Showdown (aka: The Spell of the Desert) (Ace Double D-48)
Author: Louis L'Amour (writing as: Jim Mayo); Brad Ward
Artist: Norman Saunders
Year: 1954

"Lynch law ruled in this valley of masked men."

Categories: Westerns

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Man to Man





Title: Man to Man (Thrilling Novels 17)
Author: Jackson Gregory
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1950

"He was a trouble-shooting hombre in a colt-crazy land."

Categories: Westerns

Friday, July 3, 2015

A World Divided





Title: A World Divided (Domino / Lancer 72-749)
Author: Jill Monte
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1964

"Their kind of love knew no barriers--and burned more passionately than any between man and woman!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Take Me Home and Twilight Girls





Title: Take Me Home (MONARCH BOOKS 120)
Author: Fletcher Flora
Artist: Harry Schaare
Year: 1959

"An unconventional story of beautiful Ivy Galvin and her strange emotional involvement with two men--and a woman."





Title: Twilight Girls (GOLD STAR IL7-73)
Author: Sherry Dale
Artist: Harry Schaare
Year: 1965

"They paid a terrible price for their kind of love....Nikki Carr always prided herself on being 'well adjusted' to her lesbianism. Not for her was the man's shirt and tie. She was as feminine as any girl had a right to be."

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA, 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Choice of Sexes





Title: A Choice of Sexes (MIDWOOD 34-974)
Author: Carol Caine
Artist: Paul Rader (?)
Year: 1968

"She took aim with her body and never missed the target!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Anything Goes





Title: Anything Goes (BEDSIDE BOOK BB 825)
Author: Joe Weiss; Ralph Dean
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1959

"The immoral story of a love-starved temptress and her insatiable desires!"

Categories: 1950s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Lesbian Honeymoon





Title: Lesbian Honeymoon (Honey-moon) (PAD LIBRARY 9510)
Author: Sheila Laffonde
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1967

"Both men and women wanted to share the ecstasies of this LESBIAN HONEYMOON"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Lesbians and Lesbiana

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Other Glass Teat





Title: The Other Glass Teat (Pyramid Ellison #5)
Author: Harlan Ellison
Artist: Leo and Diane Dillon
Year: 1975

"Apocalyptic teevee criticism mean as Drano martinis; packed with nutritious honesty and tough as hell!"

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy