Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Paperback 729: Something's Got to Give / Marion Hargrove (Popular Library 222)

Paperback 729: Popular Library 222 (1st ptg, 1950)

Title: Something's Got To Give
Author: Marion Hargrove
Cover artist: familiar but Uncredited [Earle Bergey]

Yours for: $9


Best things about this cover:

  • Boobs. FUN. Boobs are FUN. I get it now.
  • Damn, that's pretty sexy for radio.
  • A Lady Lay Abed Too Long … and so she conceived twins? With captain Pipey McChinless there?
  • Those Children-of-the-Corn twins will haunt your dreams.
  • Question smoke! Nice.
  • She is flipping you off.


Best things about this back cover:

  • OK, that opening line is Great: "It happened in bed…"
  • More Popular Library Nothingness. Ugh.
  • Audiences *love* "babies screaming in neglect." Don't you miss the days when paternal incompetence was charming?

Page 123~

"He couldn't have been too hungry," I pointed out, "if he left one of the peas on his plate."

Enjoy your future eating disorder, kid.


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MarkP said...

It's what I've always said! Letting women work is a recipe for the disintegration of the family. :-) Looks like bedside reading for all knee-jerk "family first" reactionaries.

Anonymous said...

The artist is Earl Bergey, FYI.