Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
"The line forms at the rear..." Gotta love that tagline. I looked up the movie on IMDB, and it sounds like it has less to do with a teenage bride and more to do with taping people having sex. From the reviews on IMDB and based on the fact that it starred a porn actress named Colleen Brennan, I'm guessing this was closer to hardcore porn than sexploitation tease.
NOTE Sorry it's hard to read those taglines at the top. The poster had to be photographed, because it wouldn't fit in the scanner. My camera isn't the greatest.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I have been running around like crazy, trying to prepare to move to a new apartment this Friday--hence, my lack of posts. I did, however, catch a moment to watch an old women in prison flick that I had on my DVR. Let's just say that "Black Mama, White Mama" might have been a good sexploitation flick, but I wouldn't know, because the channel I taped it on sucks and cut out/blurred all the juicy parts. But, in the spirit of things, here's a classic prison sexploitation one-sheet from our collection. Haven't seen this one, but it looks like a winner. It reminds me of the days when I was a kid, and my brother and I watched movies on USA Up-All Night with Gilbert Gottfried and then Rhonda Shear. We probably weren't supposed to watch those flicks, but I remember being entranced by both "Reform School Girl" (80's version with Wendy O'Williams) and "Barbarella." I still love Barbarella to this day. She is so "pretty, pretty", that Barbarella.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I've tried to research this trade card for "Zozo the Magic Queen" but came up empty-handed. All I found was an etsy seller who uses that as her moniker. Apparently, this was some sort of stage show featuring women in risque garb (for the time) brandishing rifles. Whatever the case, I thought the piece was neat and felt like featuring it today in particular, because tonight I go to a local sideshow!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I watched "The Unholy Wife" the other night with Diana Dors and Rod Steiger. It wasn't the greatest noir, but the costuming was beautiful and of course DD looked stunning. So, having watched a noir about a femme fatale wife, I thought I'd post this one-sheet for "Wicked Wife."
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This Victorian trade card just might be the most bizarre/disturbing/creepy item in my entire collection. It certainly wasn't the most expensive item, but it's WAY up on the creepy hierarchy. I won't write any commentary, because this truly speaks for itself. As a Trevor Brown collector, I find this piece particularly intriguing.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Highly collectible vintage paperback that is a novelization of a 1957 movie of the same name. The movie looks to be high-cheese and so is this cover. Methinks this monstrosity looks vaguely like godzilla. On a personal level, I've always preferred the giant spiders. Maybe cuz they scare me more than lizards. Just my opinion, but lizards are kinda cute.
Monday, January 4, 2010
This is a first edition (1932) in DJ of A. Merritt's "Dwellers in the Mirage." It's highly collectible for the rare art deco pulp art dust jacket, and of course, Merritt is a notable fantasy/horror author. The look is quite Egyptian and hearkens to the Egyptian Revival movement of that period.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
From our rare book collection, a first USA edition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" from 1899 by Doubleday & McClure. It was originally published in the U.K. in 1897 by Archibald Constable & Co. but the US edition features much better art than the plain yellow covers and red text of the UK edition. Dracula's castle high on a mountain with bats flying overhead just shout vampire! The relevance and importance of this title is pretty obvious, so I won't give a big history lesson here. For that, I send you to Wikipedia.
Think the price of this has gone up with the appearance of teeny bopper vampire lovers? Eh, probably not. I didn't read THAT book, but I have seen THAT movie. Yeah, pretty much no reason to think fans of this would be fans of "Dracula" based on the movie.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I've collected vintage drug paperbacks since around 2000. I'd always wanted this one, but I never won it for the $30 it always seemed to get. Just the other day, I win a bid on eBay for $8 total. Go figure. Anyway, I always prefer cover art to photos, but this particular photo is pretty kitschy, and you can't go wrong with the title either.