Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paperback 482: Sam / Lonnie Coleman (Pyramid G479)

Paperback 482: Pyramid G479 (1st ptg, 1960)

Title: Sam
Author: Lonnie Coleman
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $35


Best things about this cover:
  • "Frank"! "Twilight world"! I do love my vintage paperback buzzwords.
  • The giant "S" stands for "Super Sexy"
  • Wow, Sam looks like he's really into ... Sam.
  • QueerSam is about the most fabulous thing I've seen on a vintage paperback cover. His languid pose, his unbuttoned / flip-collared shirt, his hairless chest, his tight-as-hell red pants ... the way he is coming on to his buttondowned self, the way that he lives inside a tear in the space/time continuum ... all amazing.
  • The New York Herald Tribune is testing out its Review-Bot 3000, now with patented "hyper-adjective mode"

Best things about this back cover:
  • Unashamed homosexual!
  • "Normal," HA ha.
  • Oh, the gays and their "furtive wanderings" and inevitable chiropractic "adjustments"

Page 123~

His maleness had been stated; her susceptibility was understood by both of them.

"This is my maleness ... alright, let's do this!"


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Jean said...

It's like the best of all twilight books rolled into one! Frank...twilight world...furtive...yay!

Deb said...

Button-down Sam is obviously saying, "Hell-lo handsome!"

number2 said...

Roger Sterling left his gay twin at home when he went out to the ad agency....

Anonymous said...

Anderson Cooper must have been, what, 15 when he modeled for this cover?