- Full Description
Pulps, obscure digests, slicks, nudist mags, monster and men's magazines. This wonderfully illustrated book covers the great, the classic and the bizarre of magazines that thrived beneath the mainstream between 1925 and 1990. How thousands of these specialized magazines were produced, gratifying the secret life of every fad, taste, obsession, and hush-hush desire. Nothing was beyond the scope of the imaginative publishers and eccentric editors; we go behind the scenes of titles such as Amazing Stories, Doctor Death, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Film Fun, Confidential, Eyeful, Manhunt, Paris Nights, Focus, Murder Tales, and True Thrills. Full-color reproductions of hundreds of distinctive cover images.
23 chapters covers both specific magazines and genres. Here's some of the diverse examples, from A to Z: Ballyhoo, Brain Power, Capt. Billy's Whiz-Bang, Elvis Presley, Face and Physique, Future Sex, Ghost Stories, Humorama, Jungle Stories, Knight, Lunatickle, Mystic, Pearson's, Punk, Ellery Queen, Rogue, Satana, Super-8 Filmmaker, Tales of Magic and Mystery, True Strange Stories, World War 3 Illustrated, The Yellow Peril, Your Body, Zane Grey's Magazine, and Zest. With hundreds more in-between.
Large, handsome oblong format with good sized pictures of covers, from the iconic to the super scarce.
This references backgrounds and histories, and essays offer a complete picture of a bygone era.
Some nudity. Limited supply, we only were able to get one shot at these at this price.
- Additional Information
Item Code CULTM Publisher Nonstop Press Publish Date 2009 ISBN 978-1933065144 Print Status Out of Print Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 12x9 # Pages 240pg Color Partial Color
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