Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two-fer Tuesday: Making a Clean Breast of It

A twice-monthly pairing of book covers that just seem to go together. Click on either of these images to open up an enlargement.



The mischeviously provocative cover on the left comes from the 1967 Lancer Books edition of Room at the Topless, one in a popular succession of men’s adventure novels featuring Steve Victor, a libidinous secret agent known as The Man from O.R.G.Y. The author of those books was Ted Mark, a pseudonym used by Theodore Mark Gottfried. Stanley Borack is said to have done the artwork on this and other Man from O.R.G.Y. paperbacks. Meanwhile, on the right we find The Girl in the Topless Suit, a 1965 Pyramid Books release by Kenneth Burns. Ron Lesser painted the illustration for that front.

1 comment:

Kendra Crossen said...

The Ron Lesser cover reminds me a bit of the Robert McGinnis covers for the series of M. E. Chaber books (by my father, Kendell Foster Crossen) done by Paperback Library in the 1970s, except the McGinnis covers did not play up the title as a design element. And McGinnis's female figures were more proportional.