Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SIN-A-RAMA: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties - Cover Art Collection

SIN-A-RAMA: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties - Cover Art Collection

From the Feral House Site: Sin-A-Rama celebrates the forgotten world of erotic paperbacks from the 1960s, when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses.

Sleaze paperbacks sold by the million throughout the decade. Their unorthodox content and inroads into the marketplace provoked new laws, FBI investigations, high-pitched court battles, and prison sentences for the crime of obscenity. Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider’s perspective, profiling famous and little-known co-workers. “My Life as a Pornographer,” written by science fiction legend Robert Silverberg - divulges how he and other famous authors learned their craft and earned their keep pounding out softcore sin.

The bizarre artworks of cover artists Robert Bonfils, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Paul Rader, Ed Smith, Bill Ward, and Doug Weaver and others are seen throughout in lurid color.

Sin-A-Rama is the first book-length exploration into a shadowy but revolutionary industry. A useful appendix reveals the actual names behind the pseudonyms, and catalogues both established and fly-by-night sleaze operators.

Page after page of full color sleazy sex pulp paperback cover art.

Feral House Books - 268 Page Large Hardcover - Hundreds of Color Illustrations - PRICE: $25.00

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