Cult Magazines, A to Z: A Compendium of Culturally Obsessive by Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp

By Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp

Exploring the subcultures of mid-20th-century the United States, this encyclopedia comprehensively records the massive volume of cult magazines that thrived underneath the mainstream. Chronicling the interval among 1925 and 1990, sooner than the increase of the net age, the ebook unearths how hundreds of thousands of those really expert magazines have been produced, enjoyable the key lifetime of each fad, style, obsession, and hush-hush hope. not anything was once past the scope of the imaginitive publishers and kooky editors, the advisor exhibits, because it is going behind the curtain of titles akin to impressive tales, health professional demise, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Phantom Detective, and real Thrills. that includes full-color reproductions of countless numbers of unique cult conceal photographs, this reference's backgrounds, histories, and essays supply an entire photograph of a bygone era.



"Contains a wealth of arcane information regarding some of the oddball magazines that after graced newsstands." —New York instances booklet Review

"No contemporary survey of magazines is extra interesting and necessary and simply entertaining." —

"A pleasure. . . . A copiously illustrated consultant to eye-poppingly bizarre courses, quite often from the Nineteen Thirties during the ’60s, that explored saucy intercourse, UFOs, sizzling rods, the supernatural, 'hygiene,' and lowbrow comedy." —Reason Magazine

About the Author

Earl Kemp used to be a infamous manufacturer of greater than 5,000 salacious novels and men's magazines within the Sixties. he's a Hugo Award-winning editor and the writer of Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze intercourse Paperbacks of the Sixties. He lives in Kingman, Arizona. Luis Ortiz is the writer of Arts Unknown: The lifestyles & paintings of Lee Brown Coye and Emshwiller: Infinity X , the latter of which was once nominated for either the Hugo and Locus awards. His writings have additionally seemed in Comics magazine, Filmfax, and representation journal. He lives in long island urban.

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Batters’s first go as an independent publisher, and the first time he had a real showcase for his leg, stocking, and women’s nyloned feet fetish photography. Batters’s own photos in Black Silk Stockings (1958), and later publications Sheer Delight (1959), and Man’s Favorite Pastime (1960), very rarely strayed into full nudity, yet Batters daringly gave his pictures a titillating sense of the erotic potential hidden in every woman, and this was enough, in 1959, to get him busted for obscenity when other men’s magazines were 1930S RISQUE MOVIE MAGS 1930S MYSTERY MAGAZINES going further a field in naked flesh delineation.

Kennicott was one of the great pulp editors. He had served as the assis- tant editor at Blue Book since 1910 and remained at the helm until 1951, seeing the magazine through its Golden Age. He added his own new writers, including Edison Marshall, L. S. publication of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot stories. The September, 1923 issue is significant for another reason: It was the first to carry a traditional action pulp cover rather than the demure ladies of the last eighteen years, and from there on Blue Book’s cover artists came into their own.

Another featured 41 42 | Blue Book Isaac Heron, a gypsy detective, and Jonathan Lowe was the lead in a series of unusual mystery stories. Makin’s presence always guaranteed sales and he developed a strong cult following. Other popular contributors included Beatrice Grimshaw, well known for her South Sea romantic adventures, George Surdez,Achmed Abdullah, Donald Barr Chidsey,Arch Whitehouse, Fulton T. Grant, Jacland Marmur, Leland Jamieson and many other reliable and capable writers who produced their own sophisticated brands of mystery and intrigue.

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