Category Archives: Vintage pulp paperback covers

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: 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

Pulp Friday: Shake Him Till He Rattles

Drifting between a very cool girl and a very warm one… A funky nighttime love story, so vivid you can taste it, hear it, feel it… Today’s Pulp Friday is a story of sexual jealously, drug use, lost opportunities and jazz, … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Contrabandits – Shark Bait

This week’s Pulp Friday offering is the 1968 paperback tie in to the then popular Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, Contrabandits. While Crawford Productions understandably gets most of the credit for kick starting Australia’s modern television industry in the mid-sixties … Continue reading