Saturday, December 14, 2013

Paperback 726: New Orleans Lady / Viña Delmar (Avon 209)

Paperback 726: Avon 209 (PBO, 1949)

Title: New Orleans Lady
Author: Viña Delmar
Cover artist: [Bernie] Barton

Yours for: $6


Best things about this cover:

  • The cover of Latex Fetish Monthly, June 1949
  • I love a title written in Whorehouse font.
  • Her breasts are like some kind of fancy little cupcake.
  • Cover's pretty boring, but if you stare at it long enough, it gets a little creepy. Dude looks like something Charles Burns would draw.

And now the back cover…


Best things about this back cover:
  • Shakespeare's like "Hey … 'sup?"
  • If you sing "Eulalie" to the tune of "Layla," it kind of works.

Page 123~

She passed her hand tiredly over her forehead. "Please, Lorenz, go away. I must rest. One of my headaches—"

"Go away indeed! I'll cure your headache." He threw a glance toward Septembre. "I have news."

"I'll cure your headache." HA ha. Oh, Lorenz, you're the date-rapiest!

P.S. Septembre


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Karl said...

She's hover-handing him! He must have warned her: "If you muss my hair, I shall get angry and look at you even more disdainfully than I already am!"

Keir said...

Eulalie... HOW does one make that fit with Layla? I have things to do tonight.

Random White Guy said...

"Oh, Tyrone Powers!"

"Oh, Gloria Swanson!"

Anonymous said...

Shakespeare looks ... skeptical.

Anonymous said...

My dad, Bernie Barton, was the artist.
I think he regarded his pulp covers as cheap hack work.
A quick buck.
Can't imagine what he would think about
people collecting them now.