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Hip Pocket Sleaze
The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks / Bad Books

Author: John Harrison
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Format: Paperback
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Page Count: 392
ISBN-13: 9781900486484
Weight (g): 570
Genre: Smut
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HIP POCKET SLEAZE is an introduction to the world of vintage, lurid adult paperbacks. 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.

Contents:

Introduction

A Short History Of Paperbacks

The Birth Of Pulp Fiction
Armed Services Editions: Selected Titles

Adult Paperbacks
Strange Sisters & Queer Daddies: Lesbian & Gay Paperbacks

The Smut Peddlers: Writer Profiles & Interviews
Victor J. Banis
Ann Bannon
Lawrence Block
Richard E. Geis
Jim Harmon
Ron Haydock
Robert Tralins
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Masters Of The Provocative Art
Gene Bilbrew
Eric Stanton
Bill Ward
Interview with Dede Aday Macdonald

Vintage Adult Paperback Reviews

The 1970s: When Softcore Hardened & The Sleaze Became Sick

1970s Adult Paperback Reviews
Linda Lovelace
Greenleaf, The Way It Was
Horwitz
New English Library
Interview with D.J. Norman

Other Genres
Turning On and Dropping Out: Drugs and Counterculture
Scream & Scream Again: Horror Tie-Ins
The Gore Novels Of Herschell Gordon Lewis
Interview with Herschell Gordon Lewis
The Devil Made Them Write It: Witchcraft & The Occult
Witchcraft Magazines
Charles Manson: Paperback’s First True Crime Hero

Miscellaneous Offbeat & Esoteric Titles

Classic Smut Film Rags

Adam Film World
Interview with Kevan Jensen
Cinema Blue
Daring Films & Books
Exciting Cinema
Torrid Film Reviews
X-Films
Sex For Sale
8mm — The Dirty Little Film Gauge
Photo Sets & The Sounds Of Sex

Collector Interviews
Chris Eckhoff
Miriam Linna

Appendix
Notable US Publishers and Their Titles
Corinth Paperback Manuscript Guidelines (circa 1965)
8mm Stag Shorts & Loops: A Partial Listing

Sordid Sources

Recommended Reading

Index