Dames, Dolls & Delinquents: A Collector's Guide to Sexy Pulp Fiction Paperbacks by Gary Lovisi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dames, Dolls, & Delinquents is a collection of sexy pulp covers from the 50's and 60's. That's all the description you need.
DD&D is 223 pictures of pulp fiction covers featuring women in various states of undress, much like Gary Lovisi's other book that I've read, Bad Girls Need Love too. While the books have similar subject matter, I only noticed a few covers overlapping between editions.
This book has quite a variety of covers, from lesbian pulp to fetish pulp to the Hard Case Crime series. It's fascinating to see what got published back in the day.
All in all, I preferred Bad Girls Need Love Too to this volume. For the most part, the art wasn't as good. While the prices of the vintage paperbacks in the collector's market was interesting, it didn't make up for some of the lackluster covers.
That being said, some of the covers were quite good. If you like lurid pulp art, this is definitely worth an hour or so of your time.
I'd like to read the following books based on title and/or cover:
Satan Was a Lesbian
In and Out
Adam and Two Eves
12 Chinks and a Woman
Satan is a Woman
Passion's Greatest Trap
Never Trust a Rich Bitch
Dangerous Dolls Must Die
Corpses Ain't Smart
Angels Bruise Easy
The Girl Who Killed Things
and many more.
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