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Pulp Librarian @PulpLibrarian A pulp library of the mind

Curator of the art, history and fiction of old paperback novels. No work shown is my own: it's all on the web somewhere. See our pinned tweet for how we work.

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Death through reading in bed! The Illustrated Police News, Saturday 18 June 1892. https://t.co/M6nuX1DsARMen and women: they do like different things in bed... https://t.co/GUNsTUDI7XA Midsummer Night's Dream by William #Shakespeare, illustrated by Brian Froud. https://t.co/FsqP6BVo1WWe will buy your dreams! The Strange World Of Your Dreams, 1952. https://t.co/4oACiDXo0jDreaming Eyes. Fantastic magazine, January 1961. https://t.co/eUXipxv0JxThe Dreaming Jewels, by Theodore Sturgeon. Fantastic Adventures, February 1950. Cover by Bob Gibson Jones. https://t.co/nqBwNw9824Bedrooms Are Not For Sleeping, by Herb Roberts. Beacon Books, 1962. https://t.co/PIhjyMvMCCI knew it! Thank goodness for my tinfoil nightcap... The Sleep Eaters by John Lymington. Macfadden Books, 1963. https://t.co/MQr8qsp6CWWhen The Sleeper Wakes, by H G Wells. Amazing Stories Quarterly, Winter 1928. Cover by Frank R Paul. https://t.co/uHEfljFRr1Today in pulp I visit the Land of Nod, as we take a look at sleep... https://t.co/KX3KsBbPzS
4/25
2018
Tomorrow in pulp... I look at the world of sleep! https://t.co/X4V4waAqgtJust time for a quick look at the papers... https://t.co/GfMYXeR5tfMore pulp cookery another time... https://t.co/p6FZIxxTY4#NotMySaturday... https://t.co/i3cc6PIHAxMust. Eat. Pork... https://t.co/rB7TRt6pHpMust. Eat. Ham... https://t.co/qH8ViqBeNHSPAM Italiano: even I can make this... https://t.co/llaX9RLXwSWhat kind of party did you have in mind...? https://t.co/XFqLcMxGHh"Beef ring anybody?" (1979) https://t.co/mQKVX8wbNY"Dead cow walkin'..." (1891) https://t.co/dVG9O24pYe"Plank my SPAM!" (1945) https://t.co/WTHA8JuOg0Second world war V-Meats: if you can withstand brains fried with gonads, you can withstand anything! https://t.co/ur7kWgom7aDecorate YOUR ham and win a trip to Poland! (1979). https://t.co/zQhVAjduRO"Bite size meat pies!" Chef Boy-Ar-Dee tinned ravioli (1961) https://t.co/ShyRCrWcVRStart them early with junior meat...Swift's Meats for Babies (1954) https://t.co/WeIfEOmAyPToday in pulp: I look at meat! Lots of it... https://t.co/d9Yhbn9F2O @TScottBrave I stand on the shoulders of giants... https://t.co/vpZYq5kFO6So let's hear it for pulp artist Will Hulsey. He could only draw one thing. But it was a great thing. And he drew i… https://t.co/3cOnEutLToBy 1973 the men's pulp magazine market was almost out of business: softcore sex and physical fitness magazines were… https://t.co/RgZI83Ub6FBut by the early 1960s pulp tastes had changed, and animal attack covers gave way to Nazis in torn red blouses. By… https://t.co/LxmvkACK8JThere is a huge amount of male masochism in 1950s and early 60s pulp covers: men are trapped or bound, being flogge… https://t.co/5CWVu04E64But why are they always in a swamp? Well, if you want the head and arms to be in the centre of the cover you have t… https://t.co/pbRDbGWt55Next there would be a woman in a button-popping ripped red blouse. Bright red, like bright yellow, is a stand-out c… https://t.co/Aytt4tieFGThe main male character in a Hulsey cover generally looks a bit like David Bowie. Artists would often use photos of… https://t.co/1jlsAxc20HBut painting magazine covers is hard work, especially at speed, so many artists worked to a formula - often set out… https://t.co/g69iKyDb75For some reason the most popular types of story in the late 1950s were tales of men surviving attacks by vicious an… https://t.co/FdYUhR28B1As a result the 1950s saw a raft of men's pulp magazines being published to tap into this market - almost 200 diffe… https://t.co/hMHIAEn7UNTheir audience was ex-GIs: during WWII the US Council of Books in Wartime had given away over 122 million books to… https://t.co/1TROCASpf6Very little is known about Will Hulsey, but he worked on a number of men's pulp magazines in the 1950s and early 19… https://t.co/YFuMdUH16JWill Hulsey was the undisputed king of the animal attack pulp cover. You name it, he'd paint it attacking you in a… https://t.co/ZUM8mKm5zPMany readers have asked me "why do so many pulp covers feature women in ripped red blouses standing in swamps whils… https://t.co/IvAmFKnrYxToday in pulp: the Redshirts are coming! As I look back at the art of Will Hulsey. https://t.co/U99Qwe2f2PPulp Librarian: filing stuff from one disposable medium into another. Look me up in Dewey: I'm in section 613.96...… https://t.co/OlS06mo383
4/24
2018
@ellinst @untravel @Green_Footballs Many pulp artists were influenced by cloudscapes when painting science fiction… https://t.co/9nvrIo0fgXIn #Royal news: Prince William pops to the shops... #royalbaby https://t.co/VWk5T5nWiCWARNING: this tweet contains #Shakespeare spoilers! Happy #ShakespearesBirthday everyone... https://t.co/IWtxLrK7sbIn fizzy drinks news: New Coke was launched today in 1985. I loved it... https://t.co/vjkrAKp2UpToday in #history; 711 – Dagobert* III is crowned King of the Franks. (*file photo) https://t.co/Wh5L6hV5Dh
4/23
2018
Oops - a couple of pulp corrections: - Bunny Yeager is, of course, female. - Rocketeer artist Dave Stevens played a… https://t.co/VOmK5YYCaiBettie Page passed away on 11 December 2008, aged 85. Although much of her life was difficult, he impact on popular… https://t.co/Iog65fT6J3Although Bettie sometimes posed nude, she never appeared in explicit sexual scenes. Her striking look was her calli… https://t.co/nFZHw6w6auBettie emerged from treatment in 1992 to discover she had become an icon, although she wasn't getting royalties for… https://t.co/OXObw4cCOuThough Bettie didn't know it, her reputation as a glamour icon was being revived during the 1970s and 80s; artists… https://t.co/gbZtK2DVgRSadly Bettie Page's mental health deteriorated in the 1970s; she suffered from depression and violent mood swings.… https://t.co/Gus8QZ4eQODuriiiing the 1960s Bettie Page attended bible colleges and tried to become a missionary, before working for a whil… https://t.co/eQNBmMq9ZDAnd then, in 1958, she quit. Different reasons have been put forward for her retirement, but her unhappy marriage t… https://t.co/MxoILFyLksBunny Yeager met Bettie Page in 1954, an a year later shot his famous 'Jungle Bettie' photos in a Boca Raton wildli… https://t.co/K3w2HYhBnqBettie also took acting classes a d appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows and TV episodes, as well as the burl… https://t.co/MfKC83z1niBettie Page found her reputation as the "Queen of Bondage" slightly odd; she found the shoots a bit ridiculous and… https://t.co/zoMz1KegFcIn 1952 Bettie was introduced to Irving Claw, who operated a mail-order business specializing in cheesecake and bon… https://t.co/n5icm1xUoQBy 1951 Bettie Page began appearing regularly in men's humour magazines such as Wink, Eyefull and Beauty Parade. "I… https://t.co/SAyvcf76HDTibbs was also responsible for suggesting Bettie cut her hair into bangs, as this would stop flashlight reflecting… https://t.co/FpxQmQPfAdCamera Clubs were a way round the laws restricting the production of nude photos. Bettie Page worked with photogra… https://t.co/EdP3dpKVVrA year later, whilst walking on the Coney Island shoreline she was approached by amateur photographer Jerry Tibbs,… https://t.co/jdnexgg5kdBettie Mae Page was born in Nashville. After her first marriagecended she moved to #NewYork in 1949, hoping to beco… https://t.co/eH9n6XNy8uBettie Page was born today in 1923.Let's take a look back at her life... https://t.co/03E9Z1GMhrAnd that's it for our pulp look at 1964 today. Optimistic times... https://t.co/Qs6D522D0vDrinksmanship, edited by Len Deighton. Town Magazine, 1964. https://t.co/6k5t0sMlXqThe Haunting Of Toby Jugg, by Dennis Wheatley. Arrow Books, 1964. https://t.co/xtUiFzTP8i#hairgoals... Heels and Hose, 1964. https://t.co/clbvwVnHRyCats don't need any more ideas thank you... Kitten With A Whip, by Wade Miller. Gold Medal, 1964 https://t.co/8wqShGQ4CuA Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. Pan Books, 1964. https://t.co/QgbFoYNnfGMy money's on the Reverand Green... Who Killed Doctor Sex? by Carter Brown. Signet D2581, 1964. Cover by Robert Mc… https://t.co/WTwK4sPJfg"You're coming straight home this minute young lady! Fratenising with a Triffid indeed..." Les Monsters Verts. Sta… https://t.co/4ViaRtrfJX"Well I wouldn't start from here..." El Hobito, by J.R.R. Tolkein. Los Libros Del Mirasol, 1964. Cover by Luis V… https://t.co/ECj5JOgwnLThe Man Who Fell To Earth, by Walter Tevis. Urania, November 1964. Cover by Karel Thole. https://t.co/fID5tVhJuwSecret File No 3: Funeral In #Berlin, by Len Deighton. Cape, 1964. Cover by Raymond Hawkey. https://t.co/Hcov7Vbb3S"Eccentrics, beats and artists." Adrift In #Soho, by Colin Wilson. Pan X297, 1964 https://t.co/WZytGKHoFAA Labor Of Love, by Kimberly Kemp (aka Gilbert Fox). Midwood Books, 1964. Cover by Paul Rader. https://t.co/9uNfd7bE8v
4/22
2018

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