The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Title: Seduced! (MERIT 508)
Author: Damon Drake
Artist: "Sloan"
Year: 1960

"A love-starved blonde baits a sex-trap with an over eager redhead to satisfy her passion for men--and sadistic revenge!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Tony at the Ball Game

Title: Tony at the Ball Game and What He Learned About Women
Author: I. P. Freeley
Artist: Unknown
Year: c1945

The cover and a few images from a novelty joke and cartoon booklet featuring the cutest racist Italian caricature this side of Mario. In the booklet Tony visits a baseball game "Sox vs Reds" and describes what he sees in Chico Marx-flavored prose "One guy he come out wot has got da boxing glove on one hand and dog muzzle on da face." Tony then visits the bathroom and observes the various rites of women using the toilet, including the "Cautious Girl", "Bashful Girl", Acrobatic Girl" and others. Cartoon on nearly every page.

Categories: 1930s Sleaze and GGA, 1940s Sleaze and GGA, Tijuana Bibles, 8-Pagers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pleasure Lodge

Title: Pleasure Lodge (Midwood F223)
Author: Peggy Swenson (Pseudonym of Richard E. Geis)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1962

"Their outdoor sport was skiing--indoors they played a warmer game."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Odd Couple

Title: Odd Couple (Spotlight SB 313)
Author: Martin Mansfield
Artist: Bill Alexander (?)
Year: 1967

"It wasn't unusual that she earned her share of the family income as a hooker...The other half of their money came from Bob. On those evenings when he put on stockings and high earn at least a hundred bucks from the local Police Commissioner!"

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA

Lost City of the Damned

Title: Lost City of the Damned (Pike Book No. 101)
Author: Charles Nuetzel (writing as Alec Rivere)
Artist: Unknown
Year: 1961

"Danger, Adventure and Forbidden Thrills awaited them."

Categories: 1960s Sleaze and GGA, Science Fiction and Fantasy