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Dames, Dolls & Delinquents: A Collector's Guide to Sexy Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

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It's no secret the sexy and racy cover art of femme fatales from the golden age of paperbacks and magazines exalts the female form in all its sexy and sultry allure. Still today, these lustful, passionate and sometimes lurid images are enticing and artistically inspiring.

From sexy, semi-dressed pin-up dolls to dangerous bad girls and deadly dames, many of these rare cover
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Paperback, 223 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Krause Publications (first published June 18th 2009)
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Dan Schwent
Feb 12, 2012 Dan Schwent rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp, 2012
Dames, Dolls, & Delinquents is a collection of sexy pulp covers from the 50's and 60's. That's all the description you need.

DD&D is 223 pictures of pulp fiction covers featuring women in various states of undress, much like Gary Lovisi's other book that I've read, Bad Girls Need Love too. While the books have similar subject matter, I only noticed a few covers overlapping between editions.

This book has quite a variety of covers, from lesbian pulp to fetish pulp to the Hard Case Crime ser
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Steve
Apr 29, 2012 Steve rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Pulp fans, bad girls
Shelves: art, pulp
Pretty solid collection of covers (which includes a few recent Hard Case covers), with an emphasis on naughty sex stuff, and less on crime (though there's that as well). I think someone noted that there's a lot of British pulp authors in this collection. That makes sense, since I didn't recognize many of the authors. Still, cheese is cheese, and the combo of titles and art work makes for great browsing (and laughing). I checked this one out at the library. I own a few books like it, but I think ...more
Steven
Jul 14, 2014 Steven rated it really liked it
Of the two Lovisi cover art books this is the one aimed at the collector. Lovisi has introductory material to help collectors and the covers are organized thematically: “Sexy pin-up Dolls,” Bad Girl Delinquents,” “Deadly Femme Fatales” etc. and Lovisi has a one page introduction to each chapter discussing the category. Overall the book has 700 covers, each with details about author, artist, publisher and estimated values. And for those who can’t afford an expensive hobby like collecting cover ...more
BikerDude
Feb 13, 2015 BikerDude rated it it was amazing
Bigger pages than Lovis's Bad Girls book as well as more pages. I think the book did an excellent job of defining and showing the various genres of pprbk collecting world. His section on lesbian themed books/covers was especially wonderful. I wish I was a lesbian...I'd collect those! As one who collects only sleaze digests (larger than reg sized pprbks) of the era, I still had a great time looking and reading about all the books. Some humor thrown in here and there by author only added to the ...more
John Wilson
May 04, 2012 John Wilson rated it liked it
Shelves: art
Nice resource for old pulp book covers, but then there are the introductions to each chapter. Let's play a drinking game. Every time the author uses the words "sexy", "sultry", "sassy" and "sensual" take a shot. By page 50 yer gonna be sssshnockered for ssssure.
Joshua
Feb 10, 2015 Joshua rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Tons of fantastic pulp paperback cover art for new and old collectors alike. I've been collecting vintage paperback for years and there's some title's shown here that I've never even seen. A great collection of images and a fantastic resource if you need a reference guide.
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