Category Archives: Pulp Friday

Pulp Friday: Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

When I first started researching the history of Australian pulp paperback publishing I thought libraries would be crammed with old papers from the various publishers who churned the books out in the fifties, sixties and seventies. I have since realised … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzi Wong is perhaps best known as a 1960 movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. But before – and after – it was a movie, it was a book by English writer, Richard Mason. The story concerns … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Number 96 paperback tie-ins

Like the television show they were based on, today’s Pulp Friday offering, Number 96 paperback tie-ins, contain nudity, sex, free love, devil worship, infidelity and murder. The Australian TV soap opera Number 96 depicted the lives of the residents of a fictitious block of … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Scobie Malone & “our new Errol Flynn”

Something a little different for this week’s Pulp Friday. I recently watched the 1975 Australian film, Scobie Malone, starring Jack Thompson. Also known as Murder at the Opera House and Helga’s Web, the latter from the title of the 1970 … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Art of Robert E McGinnis

My first Pulp Friday post for 2015 is a selection of pulp paperback covers from my collection illustrated by Robert E McGinnis. I have been keen to do a McGinnis related post on this site ever since picking up a copy … Continue reading