Friday, November 20, 2015

Desire by Design

I was familiar with American author Jack Woodford (1894-1971) as a result of my using the covers of his books in one or two posts on this page. But I hadn’t realized, until the blog Pulp International mentioned it this week, that his tame-by-modern-standards “sleaze fiction” had, in the mid-20th century, helped Avon Books “prove that pulp readers would pay for sexual thrills.” You can appraise a small selection of Woodford’s lightly suggestive book covers here.

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