Monday, May 7, 2018

Cover Love Pulp Covers I

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Over the last couple years I've been spotlighting pulp covers on my Sunday Post every week. It's been fun and you'd think I would run out of material after a while, but no- the hits just keep coming. :) Seriously, there is no shortage of excellent, um, interesting pulp covers to be found! And I got thinking- which ones are my favorites? After all, I've run quite a few so far! So, here are some of my favorites- and I'm sure there will be a part two to this post, because after all- I couldn't fit all of my faves in.

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You Can’t Catch Me

Illustration Artwork by Robert Maguire Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo ("The Living and the Dead") Paperback Cover Art

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33 comments:

  1. The Chinese Parrot cover is primo!

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  2. HUGE fan of Pulp covers myself - and (often) their contents too. That's a great selection - most of which I hadn't seen before. I have around 400 @ my place. Just click on the 'Pulp' label/link on the right of the screen and enjoy.

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    1. Ooh I'll be over to check those out!

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  3. I love those Pulp covers, Greg! I honestly wouldn't mind having a few on my shelf, they would give it a great touch :D

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    1. I know, same here! Haven't read any of em but I love how some of them look!

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  4. Ooo I love how some of these are a bit risque! Definitely remind me of the old timey movies and covers.

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    1. Exactly. A little risque but old school as well...

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  5. Women in perile isn't really my thing, but I can't deny these are all eye catching!

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    1. Yeah some are iffy and I've seen a few that are kinda horrible and would NOT fly today, but I do like the silliness of others.

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  6. OMG, these are so great! So much fun and they really transport you back to that time.

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    1. They do, I love the design choices on some of these even as they are SO dated in some cases!

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  7. I love The Chinese Parrot and The Case of the Naked Diver - there are no words :)

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    1. I know right? Nakes Diver lol- who actually wrote that?? The chinese Parrot though I'm quite fond of!

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  8. I love how The Chinese Parrot is the only cover without a very beautiful woman in it xD

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    1. I noticed that too- hmm a pattern :)

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  9. It was definitely dangerous to be a (sexy) woman in pulp fiction. It made me think that most of thrillers out right now - the woman is the murderer lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. True! And good point- how have womens roles changed? Sounds like a good discussion post :)

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  10. Seeing these covers makes me want to watch old movies! Something with Frank Sinatra (like Anything Goes).

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  11. I love pulp covers. That parrot cover is kinda hilarious!

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  12. Lovveee! Murder Takes A Wife looks good.

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  13. The Naked Diver makes me laugh because... just how? Like how do you end up in that situation? Idk if I should be appalled or impressed, maybe both. And Straighten Up and Die Right- it reminds me of like, my dad bugging me for not "sitting straight enough" and like, don't be annoying to the dead lady, she's having a bad enough day! These are SO fun!

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    1. I know! Who dives naked (wouldn't that chafe, since, you know, diving equipment???) Thank goodness the seaweed hides certain things?? And yes Straighten Up I almost selected more for the title than the cover- I thought the same thing! Sounds like a parent...

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  14. These covers are brilliant. I have no idea why but there's something about them that reminds of me the old Nancy Drew covers.

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    1. Ha I love 'em even when they're a little... silly! And I can see that a little bit, the design aesthetic- the characters are often in peril, like on the old Nancy Drew covers!

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  15. The Case of the Naked Diver is my favorite just because...um, what?? How can you find passion at the bottom of the sea? How do you breathe to make out? THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

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    1. I know, is that ridiculous or what??? I sometimes wonder about these books... and those taglines! "Passion under the sea"- I couldn't quite figure that one out either! Who dives naked??

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  16. The parrot that's my fav here! we just adopted one :)

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  17. I love all the pulp covers! I really want to read Vertigo. I love the Hitchcock version and I discovered with The Birds that he uses the books he bases the movies off of way more as an inspiration than an actual script. I'd like to see how the book differs from the movie. A Dame Called Murder looks very James Bond!

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  18. Some of those sub titles (kiss kiss bang bang ...). I'm loving The House Without a Key - left handed murderer on a stormy night (just look at those palm trees). Does she have anything hidden up her sleeve to save herself (yeah I know, what sleeve hahaha). Fabulous. Thank you for linking with us on Talk of the Town Greg.

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  19. My favourite is The House Without a Key! I never knew Charlie Chan were books first! :)
    #TalkoftheTown

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