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Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties - Adam Parfrey, Brittany A. Daley, Earl Kemp, Hedi El Kholti, Miriam Linna
Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties
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Sin-A-Rama celebrates the forgotten world of erotic paperbacks form the 1960s, when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses. Sleaze paperbacks were sold by the million throughout the decade.  Their unorthodox content and... show more
Sin-A-Rama celebrates the forgotten world of erotic paperbacks form the 1960s, when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses.
Sleaze paperbacks were sold by the million throughout the decade.  Their unorthodox content and inroads into the marketplace provoked new laws, FBI investigations, high-pitched court battles, and prison sentences for the crime of obscenity.  Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider's perspective, profiling famous and little-known co-workers.  In "My Life as a Pornographer," science fiction legend Robert Silverberg divulges how he and other famous authors learned their craft and earned their keep pounding out softcore sin.
The bizarre glories of cover artists Robert Bonfis, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Paul Rader, Ed Smith, Bill Ward, and Doug Weaver are seen throughout in lurid colour.
Sin-A-Rama is the first book-length exploration into a shadowy but revolutionary industry.  A useful appendix reveals the actual names behind the pseudonyms, and catalogues both established and fly-by-night sleaze operators.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781932595055 (1932595058)
Publisher: Feral House
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
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