Several times since I started writing about vintage paperbacks, people have offered to send me books. Not just scans of covers, but actual books. For free. Just ... because. And the cover-loving world rejoices. Allow me to share my latest acquisitions with you. Actually, I'll give you one today, and one this weekend. These books come to me courtesy of a generous reader, Gabrielle Bucci. Hey, the former mayor of Binghamton is named Bucci. Any relation? No. Oh well.
Title: Ringside Sex (PBO, 1966)
Author: Ray Wilde
Cover artist: Hasty McCreeperson
- "You put your right boob in, you keep your left boob out ..."
- This title is pretty blunt. "Are you the RINGSIDE SEX I ordered ...?"
- Something about her position is phenomenally unsexy. Boxer man, however, is one hunky slab of man meat. My favorite part of this cover = his shoes.
- This is from the "Lull Them Into a False Sense of Calm With Ellipses and then SHOUT AT THEM WITH ALL CAPS" School of cover copy writing
- "Lady Fight Promoter" = Prince's never-released follow-up to "Lady Cab Driver"
I sat for about a half hour, sunk in thought, trying to untangle my thoughts and emotions [though mostly trying to think of another word for "thought"]. There was little Gay, back in Los Angeles ... and I suddenly realized that Gay didn't have a chance.
That's too bad, because I'm pretty sure Gay would love a chance at Captain ManMeat there.
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