Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paperback 620: My Bare Lady / King Coral (Bee-Line 110)

Paperback 620: Bee-Line 110 (PBO, 1966)

Title: My Bare Lady
Author: King Coral
Cover artist: Uncredited

From The Doug Peterson Collection (recent addition)


Best things about this cover:
  • Eliza Wear-Little! [pats self on back, whispers 'nailed it.']
  • Lose the evil-octopus wig, put the pants *on*, ditch the belly-scratching doofus, and we're in business!
  • Best word on this cover: "desert." 
  • This cover looks like it's covered in a horrible white film. I know. I KNOW. Gross.
  • King Coral! I loved her 1971 album, "Tapas Tree."


Best things about this back cover:
  • One of the greatest taglines of all time.
  • Ordinary women know nothing of Naked. Nothing! Why, it involves lotions, unguents, pulleys, dry ice, oxen ...
  • Teacher of tricks! For my first trick ... Disappearing Dignity!

Page 123~

Light, tender, soft little caresses and moist warm kisses were bestowed and received by our bodys, with no force, and no searching.

Come for the passive voice, stay for the improper pluralization!


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Karl said...

Somehow there's just nothing that says "cheap floozy" like big hair combined with nudity.

I want that guy's shirt -- the dusty-blue over white applied in soft brushstrokes... Gorgeous!

D.A. Trappert said...

Checked out King Coral on abebooks. He wrote a lot of stuff with similar titles. My favorite is "The Anatomy and the Ecstasy".

DemetriosX said...

So PJ O'Rourke is watching Amy Winehouse (though on the back cover she looks more like Barbarella-era Jane Fonda) get undressed. I want to know how she's going to get her capris off over those heels.

And naked women in the desert makes me think of The Vanishing Point.