Friday, April 24, 2015

Paperback 872: The Baited Blonde / Robinson MacLean (Dell 508)

Paperback 872: Dell 508 (1st ptg, 1951)

Title: The Baited Blonde
Author: Robinson MacLean
Cover artist: Robert Stanley

Estimated value: $10-15

Best things about this cover:

  • Mike had his own special way of taking a woman's pulse.
  • Mike was never very good at dancing.
  • Mike always had trouble getting the store mannequins into naturalistic poses.
  • You do *not* want to fuck with Mike's hookah. You just don't.

Best things about this back cover:

  • Middle East Mapback! With the Suez Canal inset! Hot.
  • "How 'bout instead of Iran … a sad strip club?" "Go for it!"
  • Screw you, Cyprus! No pink tint for you!

Page 123~

And after you open a can of salmon you got to do something. 

Best motivational poster caption ever. If you don't use this line today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life, something is wrong with you.


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Unknown said...

And it's still Palestine in 1951???

DemetriosX said...

I'm pretty sure that's Dick Van Dyke on the front cover. Odd casting choice, but intriguingly against type.

mayya said...

Also: ASS CRACK on that back cover. How did that go unremarked?

Steven M. O'Neill said...

OSS, now there's a crossword word you don't see much these days.