Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks

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Hip Pocket Sleaze is an introduction to the world of vintage, lurid adult paperbacks.

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Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction during the 1960s and 1970s and reviewing many of the key titles, the book takes an informed look at the various genres and markets from this enormously prolific era, from groundbreaking gay and lesbian-themed books to the Armed Services Editions. Influential authors, publishers and cover artists are profiled and interviewed, including the "godfather of gore" H. G. Lewis, cult lesbian author Ann Bannon, fetish artist par excellence Bill Ward and many others.

A companion to Bad Mags, Headpress' guide to sensationalist magazines of the 1970s, Hip Pocket Sleaze also offers extensive bibliographical information and plenty of outrageous cover art.

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Author John Harrison
Publisher Headpress
Page Count 192pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.5 x 1
Publication Notes trade paperback, b/w
Publication Date September 28, 2011
ISBN 978-1900486484

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