Friday, December 23, 2011

The P. Morrison Donations #2: Lady Ann / Donald Henderson Clarke (Avon 105)

Title: Lady Ann (1st ptg, 1946)
Author: Donald Henderson Clarke
Cover artist: Uncredited


Avon105.LadyAnn

Best things about this cover:
  • Pencil Mustache is trying to change TV channels with his mind. Veronica Lake thinks maybe it's time to give it a rest.
  • Hmm. A dress made of fondant. How avant-garde.
  • This author sure likes to give his book's women's names.
  • I *love* the little calling card stuck in the "frame" of this "painting." The "frame," however, is a hideous piece of ornate crap.


Avon105bc.LadyAnn

Best things about this back cover:
  • Opaque paper!? That's my favorite kind of paper! Oh, boy!
  • Resistant to "rough usage." So go ahead, smack your kids around with 'em. See if they don't retain their readability. And if a little blood gets on there, no matter, as they "can easily be washed clean."

Page 123~

"Aw, for Hell's sake!" Noodles Noonan exclaimed. "Shut up. You dirty, weazened little no-good leavings. Why would a fellow like me that can have any dame he wants be peeking through keyholes and roosting on roofs? You're nuts, fella. You don't know it, but you're coo-coo."

Noodles Noonan is a name to be reckoned with. And "leavings" is an amazing piece of bowdlerization. Coo-coo.

~RP

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1 comment:

L. said...

Oh yeah. I'm sure all the dames are just lining up outside Noodles Noonan's door. Just that small sample shows what a ladies man he is.