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Pulp Librarian @PulpLibrarian A library of the mind

Curator of the art, history and fiction of old dreams.

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"Hey girl. Can I ask if you're RS232 compatible? Cos I'm not seeing a Ring Indicator..." https://t.co/16HicAGAHlLet's open door number 5 on our pulp Advent Calendar... https://t.co/FquyRzjvQC
12/5
2020
Star Crash is a Euro-pulp tribute to Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon that rides the Star Wars wave. It's still worth w… https://t.co/MogXkOXBH5Should we reboot Star Crash? I hope not. It works perfectly well as intended - a breathless, chaotic roller-coaster… https://t.co/hyicVXPSbhThere was a 1981 sequel: Star Crash ll (aka Escape from Galaxy 3 ) starring Don Powell and Zombie Holocaust star Ch… https://t.co/fkXy1hZyX7However the late 1980s VHS boom brought Star Crash to a new audience, helping establish it as a cult sci-fi classic… https://t.co/21pFG2xbaEAlas Star Crash did poorly at the box office: despite being completed just before Star Wars it was shown in America… https://t.co/4HDE4udON2...and yet, through a triumph of energy and improvisation Cozzi pulls off a kind of bizarre triumph with Star Crash… https://t.co/73mLyNUv0JStar Crash is certainly a maximalist movie: every idea going - from Barbarella to A Fistful Of Dollars - is crammed… https://t.co/6Tvxts8Aa8Special Effects were a mix of model filming and stop-motion animation overseen by Armando Valcaudo, who had been sh… https://t.co/cnTA67fvQLThe filming for Star Crash was chaotic: Hasselhoff had to use sign language to make himself understood to the Frenc… https://t.co/Q5oAP2bqwFOf course Joe Spinell pretty much steals every scene he is in as the evil (hiss, boo) Count Zarth Arn. It's an impr… https://t.co/ALsrMtZwnxStar Crash was also the first main movie role for David Hasslehoff, who at the time was starring in TV soap The You… https://t.co/rg9k9xztX3Christopher Plummer played the Emperor of the Universe in Star Crash; he signed up because Cozzi was shooting some… https://t.co/lWigHuO6aBCozzi cast Hammer Horror actress and model Caroline Munro in the lead role of space smuggler Stella Starr. Munro ha… https://t.co/gRaxesx4oTMany silly things happen in Star Crash, and the film ends with a huge space battle as Stella flies a massive fist-s… https://t.co/ILmGlQc6pmEnter saucy space smuggler Stella Star, who along with a lightsabre-wielding sidekick called Akton and a Texan guns… https://t.co/7YVyP23Q3tThe movie he came up with - Star Crash - is certainly an opera. The Emperor of the Universe is looking for his son… https://t.co/tVllNBxjO0In 1977 Italian horror director Luigi Cozzi decided to make a 'space opera'. As Star Wars hadn't yet opened in Ital… https://t.co/c2XBoI4EnPToday in pulp I look back at the 1978 Italian-made B-movie that ram-raided the Star Wars franchise, with the help o… https://t.co/CHHt5qwCkWGive me a few minutes... https://t.co/JaHTC61cjWOK, do I have to do a thread on Star Crash now? Is that what you want? https://t.co/Yr4GNh1wqkThey can when I hit the dance floor... https://t.co/0p2zjwbibBOK, I have a fourth dance move. But I only break it out in emergencies... https://t.co/zDuDK87YSWI have precisely three dance moves. To be honest that's all you need. https://t.co/iWHleUBDuT @PeterSteinberg1 I stand on the shoulders of giants... https://t.co/2yo4SFAJsaMore from 1982 another time. Provided I get out of the Maze of Zagor... https://t.co/56rcJRGMNJVampirella, August 1982. Cover by Sanjulián. https://t.co/7DwwDnu5AOMétal Hurlant (1982). Cover by Philippe Caza. https://t.co/6i1peryC8SIsaac Asimov on creationism. Penthouse, January 1982. Thought-provoking stuff... https://t.co/Y96JpkQBQL"You can't code with us." Commodore Club Italia, December 1982. https://t.co/mVQAwnZuWPThe 1982 Alice Computer manual. Art by Mœbius. https://t.co/dhmB13mT1KThe Blade Runner sketchbook (1982) edited by David Scroggy. https://t.co/5VKgoliK6XHipster laptop: Sinclair User, December 1982. https://t.co/fkrutQ7yvZKrull - forgotten classic, or best forgotten? Cinefantastique, October 1982. https://t.co/pFRhOPxZ8LThe cast of Grange Hill.* Smash Hits, 21 January 1982. (*insert Roland** joke here) (**synth gag) https://t.co/unZzZFBK5e"Almost every combination of Dwarven weapons and armour." Citadel Miniatures, 1982. Hours of drybrushing fun... https://t.co/wVUsVuY3IFThe unofficial Adam Ant story. Flexipop magazine, 1982. https://t.co/IVqRm4Xz9JKeep Fit And Dance, with Peter Powell (K-Tel, 1982). May involve Shalamar... https://t.co/KDIcBfNmCqPoster Programs no 3: Sorcerer's Lair for the ZX81, 1982. Game graphics may differ from those pictured... https://t.co/3tG5f9M3V3Pick Axe Pete (1982) for the Odyssey 2 games console. Boulder bashing action as you frantically smash the rocks rol… https://t.co/Yh8rxqjCV8Thor and Other Gods. Bizarre Adventures, August 1982. Cover by Joe Jusko. https://t.co/LvX9KIOno0The 1982 Novag Robot Adversary system. Proper robotic chess! https://t.co/vhSsV5scIdThe 1982 Seiko T001 TV watch - a TV on your wrist! James Bond had one of course, but so could you - though you need… https://t.co/ByQWdb5MmrBauhaus. In the middle of our street... Record Mirror, June 1982. https://t.co/6AAKhrAR22Shall we visit 1982 today? I think we should... #FridayFeeling https://t.co/HhaK0Or0wdAnd today's pulp writing prompt is... #amwriting https://t.co/mxbnaqqcSXBut let's give a cheer for Greenleaf and the mysterious JX Williams. They fought the law and the law won: but what… https://t.co/hYkX87ye4hBy the mid 1970s the obscenity laws had changed, hard core magazines were on the news-stands and cheesy sex novels… https://t.co/tCnUOVX1nQAppeals against the sentence went in for many years, but Uncle Sam wasn't going to let up. It all ended in 1976 wit… https://t.co/wVr3lMLjgpBut in 1971 Hamling was imprisoned for publishing - of all things - a fully illustrated version of the Presidential… https://t.co/pvEoyP4d7IThe US Government prosecuted Greenleaf on many occasions under the obscenity laws of the time. For a while Hamling'… https://t.co/tSsMVtXqXNPulp sex publishers in the early 1960s were, in their own way, blazing a trail for the permissive society. Any sex… https://t.co/kRiWG1f4BTAnd no form of desire was off limits for Greenleaf. What mattered was what sold. Ed Wood Jr was able to pen Parisi… https://t.co/yhTY9l6CpfBy the early 1960s sex was selling better than sci-fi and a number of writers were quietly supplying novels for bot… https://t.co/OPWd54ZFuHWilliam Lawrence Hamling set up Greenleaf publishing in 1950, initially specializing in science fiction magazines.… https://t.co/xd7TDuPvVEGreenleaf plots were somewhat thin affairs: sexy sensationalism was more important than character arcs or the nicet… https://t.co/wHxEN18hnTJX Williams was an alias used by many writers who knocked out cheesy sex pulp for Greenleaf publishing. At least 20… https://t.co/JQP3YDONTCToday in pulp... the mysterious JX Williams! #FridayFeeling https://t.co/RVpvoBoLDlToday's mood board is... https://t.co/EHfl0llRLpLet's open door number 4 on our pulp Advent Calendar... https://t.co/8vPO4UmFpu
12/4
2020
And today's pulp writing prompt is... #amwriting https://t.co/nGWfPyhPFOToday's mood board is... https://t.co/2Osb1OvlVpIn the meantime we will just have to be patient. The bra of the future is almost within our reach. We simply need t… https://t.co/r0ivqz1vHCSadly fabric technology has yet to catch up with the vision of Earle Bergey, but it can only be a matter of time be… https://t.co/UTJitUt4B5But his main innivation was to integrate the bra and girdle into a furure-facing matrix of extensive underwriting a… https://t.co/ozTax0P6DNThis was certainly a purist view if engineering, and in later years Bergey relented with his minimalist approach. F… https://t.co/f75NxmmtVdSecondly the bra strap as we knew it was redundant. New materials would remove the need for unnecessary harnessing… https://t.co/FE6zOCYVo8Bergey's first insight was that in the future everything would be streamlined. The bra cup, like the jet fighter no… https://t.co/YP7pAqBqSSFor Bergey the bra WAS the future. It carried the zeitgeist of the age and the hopes of a time when all things mig… https://t.co/6EWw4T0C3OStep forward Earle K. Bergey! One of the key postwar pulp artists he was also instrumental in imagining the bra as… https://t.co/vl0Vh7yi7YSimilar advances in bodysuit engineering also raised valid questions about the necessity of bras in the future. Who… https://t.co/HETZMpoOqeThere was certainly much to consider. Halter neck technology had come on leaps and bounds by the 1950s, leading som… https://t.co/ZXVoaLqmHvAnd one magazine did more pondering than most. Thrilling Wonder Stories not only probed the mysteries of the future… https://t.co/gP8QSbSKWSEver since the dawn of time Man has pondered the bra. What will it be like in the future? Will it even be needed. https://t.co/308fC30CiiToday in pulp... I try to discover what the bra of the future will be like, courtesy of Thrilling Wonder Stories! https://t.co/YYQFMHG1HpNeeds more guyliner... https://t.co/3gwtwpf77O https://t.co/oo2iGBjCApLet's open door number 3 on our pulp Advent Calendar... https://t.co/eQPRfMqepo
12/3
2020
Any advice for Vickie? https://t.co/dn1kfmt1fFAnd today's pulp writing prompt is... #amwriting https://t.co/DujOeCWBdxToday's mood board is... https://t.co/qSwdo53llFIf you want to learn more about romance comics then do follow @jacquenodell or check out her excellent site Sequent… https://t.co/Z72JI761HAWill romance comics ever make a comeback? That's a tough call: the audience has changed and so has the nature of co… https://t.co/6qWbzU8z2rBut the audience were outgrowing the content. By 1975 almost all of the romance comics had closed: the more general… https://t.co/wJWiWBpB1X... but they also tried to reflect more modern aspirations: careers and Women's Lib jostled with marriage and fidel… https://t.co/mR27L2mXmEAs the 1960s progressed the romance titles tried to get with the times: pop stars, swinging parties, groovy guys an… https://t.co/NKOtBRfMcqRoy Lichtenstein immortalised the world of the romance comics in his 1963 painting In The Car: based on a panel fro… https://t.co/92vcWZHc1mBy its 1960s peak there were over 100 romance comic titles in circulation, looking at every aspect of romance no ma… https://t.co/5O76zkZCV6Romance comics were serious business and attracted some of the best comic artists: both Frank Frazetta and Wally Wo… https://t.co/HOeLhY2Xg3The 1954 Comics Code led to publishers censoring their own content, and romance comics settled into a groove of jil… https://t.co/1I9gJPJD93Early stories could be anything but inmocent: romance comics mined classic pulp themes such as betrayal, crime, mad… https://t.co/aOXQiDRbhoJack Kirby and Joe Simon pioneered the genre with the release of their Young Romance comic in 1947. It was quite a… https://t.co/vdelwLhoZtRomance comics told first-person stories of the agony and the ecstasy of teenage love, even if their early protagon… https://t.co/a1Cs8uSI2vRomance comics grew out of the 'true confession' magazines of the 30s and 40s, but were targeted at a post-war teen… https://t.co/dWXbX6UaYpToday in pulp: a quick look back at the rise and fall of romance comics! "You'll share every kiss, every tear..."… https://t.co/TeB2O43d5TLet's open door number 2 on our pulp Advent Calendar... https://t.co/IjF2uVCk16
12/2
2020
Or you can buy the latest version of Traveller from all good outlets. If you haven't RPG'd for a while maybe now's… https://t.co/Kuqte2OI8UIf you're interested in giving it a go you can download the Classic Traveller RPG for free here:… https://t.co/1O5EQ6Y3RaSociety as much as technology plays a role in Traveller: interstellar society is highly socially stratified, and th… https://t.co/LFWInxmTYLWhy play Traveller? Well first off it's fun! Plus it has a strong element of hard sci-fi to it. The games are compl… https://t.co/9ntWNqBrOY
12/1
2020

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