Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Myself and I - Constance A. Newland

Here is the intimate and completely frank record of one woman's courageous experiment with psychiatry's newest drug LSD 25


FOUR SQUARE BOOKS 1261 
FIRST FOUR SQUARE EDITION 1965
LONDON, UK
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY FREDERICK MULLER LTD 1963

LSD 25

'I travelled deep into the buried regions of the mind. I discovered that in addition to being consciously a loving mother and respectable citizen I was unconsciously a murderess, a pervert, a cannibal, a sadist and a masochist. But in the wake of these dread discoveries I lost my fears and achieved complete sexual fulfilment.' With unsparing honesty, Mrs. Newland presents a minute by minute account of her penetration into the still uncharted regions of the unknown. She reveals how she purged, under the influence of the powerful psycho-chemical LSD 25, the depths of human negativity. Examines her overcoming of the baffling problems of frigidity in a liberally-educated woman...recounts her weird fantasies and inexplicable nightmares. This terrifying but often admiring journey is reported with incredible candour.

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Neon Jungle - John D. MacDonald

"Culminates in one of the most explosive scenes in recent fiction."
THE NEW YORK TIMES


GOLD MEDAL s1061
THIRD PRINTING NOVEMBER 1960
GREENWICH, CONN, USA

The smell of stale bedrooms and warm gin hovered over that whole section of town. The women, even the young girls, walked a certain way, looked at men in a certain way.

There was a drifting threat of violence everywhere, and the kids of the neighborhood knew all about knives, garrison belts and bicycle chains long before they were pushed into high school by weary truant officers.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Girls On The Loose (The Go Girls) - Will Laurence

The WILDCATS, a motor-bike girl gang of alluring tramps who got their kicks from speed and love..


STAG MODERN NOVELS SP 32
FIRST EDITION 1964
SYDNEY & MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

THE GO GIRLS

They roamed the highways, working at anything to get enough money to live-and love.
The Wildcats, alluring motor-bike gang girls out for kicks.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Killers Cannot Live - Alvin Kinlay


MICRON BOOKS C4
FIRST PRINTING MAY 1961
MITCHAM, SURREY, UK

Violent death paid twi visits on this warm sunny day in San Francisco. Two murders that were apparently unconnected until police laboratories found the link.

The manhunt was on.

A really thrilling story for lovers of crime fiction.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Rusty Desmond - Steve January

SHE GREW UP TOO FAST


AVON BOOKS T-359
SECOND PRINTING NO DATE
NEW YORK, USA

"...better than The Amboy Dukes."

"I congratulate Mr. January. He's written a book about juvenile delinquency in America that is exciting and true, so true it is disturbing, so disturbing it may make people think and do; and if a novel does these things then it succeeds for the author, the reader and society. Read this book. It's good-and important."

...From the introduction by Irving Shulman

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bus Stop - William Inge

The touching and hilarious story of a footloose torch singer who knew too much about men and a cowboy who didn't know enough about women...
"an uproarious comedy..."
NEW YORK TIMES


BANTAM BOOKS 1518
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1956
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY RANDOM HOUSE JUNE 1955
FIRESIDE THEATRE SELECTION PUBLISHED MARCH 1956
COVER PHOTO BY MILTON GREENE

cherie and the cowboy

Cherie was a chanteuse. She said, "I call m'self Cherie. Thass all the name ya need-like Hildegarde. I won a amateur contest down in Joplin, Missouri, and that got me a job in a night club in Kanz City. But working in a night club ain't all roses..."

Bo Decker had his picture taken by Life magazine because he was a champion professional rodeo rider. Bo had heard about women only he'd hardly ever seen one. Bo was a large, beautiful hunk of a 
man-but green as new grass when it came to Cherie.

Bo and Cherie got together when they were stranded at a bus stop one night.

Their story is one of high humor-a mixture of brag, heartache, bluster, and the funniest tough love affair ever put on stage, screen, or between the covers of a book. It is filled with comedy, compassion and tenderness-

"A MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT..."
NEW YORK TIMES

Marilyn Monroe stars in the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Film

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Promoter - Orrie Hitt

VICE WAS HIS BUSINESS, AND HE LOVED HIS WORK!
A NOVEL OF INNOCENCE AT THE MERCY OF SYNDICATED LUST


BEACON BOOKS BB 142
FIRST PRINTING 1957
NEW YORK, USA

He organized a SYNDICATE OF SIN!

AT FIRST it was just for fun-amateur stuff. It did no harm to anybody, except maybe one or two innocent young kids in a cellar club, kids like Marilyn Wentworth...

But then Al Robbins began to put things on a professional basis. He forced Marilyn to recruit good-looking college debs. He sent his lieutenant, big Tony, after pretty little factory workers and gamins from the garment district. Soon he had everything a man needs to be kingpin of a vice racket. Everything, that is, except a go-ahead from the mob-and from his own tigress of a girl-friend.

SOME HOODS FIGHT THEIR BATTLES WITH KNIVES AND TOMMY GUNS. 
BUT AL WENT THEM ONE BETTER. HIS BEST WEAPONS WERE WOMEN....!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Leather Boys - Eliot George


ANTHONY BLOND 1961
FIRST PRINTING
LONDON, UK
COVER ART BY OLIVER CARSON

The leather boys are the boys on the bikes, the boys who do a ton on the by-pass. For their expensive machines, they need expensive leather jackets. They are an aimless, lawless, cowardly and vain lot with a peacock quality to their clothes and hairstyle.

The problem of these working-class boys with big wage packets and nothing to do is the background to The Leather Boys which is the story of two of them, Dick who lives with his widowed grandmother and Reggie who married Dot when he was 17.

After a row with his wife Reggie goes to stay with Dick in his grandmother's house; their friendship develops into love and they break away from their gang to rob a local cinema together.

The author of The Leather Boys does not treat homosexuality as a personal or social problem but takes for granted that the love between these two inarticulate young men could exist between two human beings at any time at any place.

The climax of the story is impelled by the forces of the times and the place in which they move-the psychological pressures and the transient, indefinite air of the south London suburbs.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Black Opium - Claude Farrere

THE SHOCKING ECSTASY OF THE FORBIDDEN


BERKLEY BOOKS G-120
FIRST PRINTING APRIL 1958
NEW YORK, USA

FORBIDDEN

The world of BLACK OPIUM is a forbidden world where human bodies find themselves possessed and driven by desires which consume them in the flames of hot-blooded ecstasy...

Here is a world of torture and torment, filled with the fantastically erotic shapes of the living nightmares of depraved love-a book that will astound you with its frank revelations of vice and corruption...

The author of BLACK OPIUM was awarded the Prix Goncourt and was a member of the French Academy. He was also awarded the Legion Of Honor.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Three Men - Jean Evans

Three Men 
at odds with themselves and society
a delinquent/a necrophile/a homosexual


EVERGREEN BLACK CAT BOOKS BC-40
SECOND PRINTING NO DATE
NEW YORK, USA

JOHNNY ROCCO-
Tough-on the outside-but plagued by his sense of sin and guilt.

WILLIAM MILLER-
Blind and lonely, obsessed with death and nature.

MARTIN BEARDSON-
Articulate homosexual, wrapped in a cocoon of weird ritual.

These brilliant personality portraits have been hailed as a new kind of psychological reporting-"biographies of emotion." Novelists and psychiatrists, critics and teachers have joined in a unanimous chorus of praise for their insight, vividness, sympathy, excellence of style.

"I found Miss Evans' book completely fascinating, and I can only admire how alive and vivid she succeeded in making the three men." Norman Mailer

"Miss Evans' book is invaluable for the teacher and student of psychology.
...(She)writes beautifully."
Erich Fromm

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Black Stockings For Chelsea - Paul Denver

A STARTLING NOVEL OF LIFE AS IT IS LIVED BY CHELSEA'S BEATNIKS - HORRIFYINGLY REVEALING


CONSUL BOOKS 1253
FIRST PRINTING 1963
LONDON, UK

A novel based on an actual case history which tells of the truly frightening way in which a group of young people are prepared to live only for the kicks that come from sex, drug-taking and drinking in London's Chelsea.
Paul Denver, with great insight, explores the agonies of a young girl's attempt to fight her way through the tangled undergrowth of a great city.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Skid Row Sinners - Tony Calvano

SHE WAS TRAPPED IN A LUST HELL OF -


NIGHTSTAND BOOKS NB 1646
FIRST EDITION 1963
USA

UNWILLING HARLOT...

was what she became in a single blast of slum passion. Noelle Crane the virgin became Noelle the tramp. The wild orgies and marriage-bed betrayals of her parents' upper-crust society repelled her, and she plunged doen the ladder of lust to its lowest rung, seeking, wanting, hoping to find something better than what she had learned to know at home. What she found was a gutter world of juvie crime and sordid sin, primitive, raw, and shameful. And she surrendered to it-for she had no choice. And one outrage on her body was followed by another, until finally she was part of the slime of the passion jungle, a lust-mad creature becoming a-

...HARLOT HORROR!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Prison Girl - Wenzell Brown

story of a woman behind bars



PYRAMID BOOKS G345
FIRST PRINTING 1958
NEW YORK, USA
COVER ART BY BOB MAGUIRE

The secret sounds of women deprived...

Linda was not yet eighteen, yet this was her life. The metallic clang of a cell door. The hysterical sobbing of a fellow prisoner who had been beaten by a sadistic warder. Even when she slept the gray life of prison crept around her. She heard the harsh voice of a lady-lover warning her, "What you need's an old woman to take care of ya, so play it easy, kid, and be nice to me." She saw the flash of a switchblade and caught a glimpse of a face ripped and bleeding. Linda had been convicted of no crime. She was in protective custody. Yet this was her life-this was prison.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Teen-Age Stray - Arthur Adlon

She was down to pennies, tears and her bikini...
The moving story of an adolescent who drifts from man to man-and finally into the hot embrace of another woman!

FOR MATURE READERS 


SOFTCOVER LIBRARY SCL/S95193
FIRST PRINTING 1970
NEW YORK, USA

How those stray teen-agers
learn to be tramps
while still thinking of
themselves as lonely kids!

When that attractive boy found young Audrey on the beach, she had to accept his proposition. She was broke, practically naked, and far from home. But she had not counted on his father lusting for her, too.

Alone and frightened, Audrey suddenly found herself caught up in a household of men and women to whom sex was just a pastime. They passed their partners around as casually as they passed the drinks at cocktail time.

Then Audrey came under the influence of a red-headed, green-eyed woman who taught the youngster twisted love, impure love. Only then did Audrey awaken to the kind of life she had let herself in for-to the pit of sexual corruption opening at her feet...