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Hip Pocket Sleaze: The Lurid World of Vintage Adult Paperbacks Paperback – July 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1900486484 ISBN-10: 1900486482 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Critical Vision (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1900486482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1900486484
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,643,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"John Harrison's pioneering work in this fascinating book of sexy pulp fiction will open up an entirely new area of scholarship, collecting and just plain fun to readers and fans the world over." -- Gary Lovisi, editor of Paperback Parade; author of Dames, Dolls & Delinquents; The Sexy Digests

"A lifetime of research and reading is dished out with gloops of anecdotal sleaze and unique insight ..." -- Jack Sargeant, Deathtripping; Naked Lens; Lost Highways

About the Author

John Harrison is a freelance writer whose interests include collecting vintage 8 & 16mm sexploitation loops and educational shorts. He runs a small mail-order business called THE GRAVEYARD TRAMP, which specialises in off-beat items of pop culture memorabilia. In 2003 he curated an exhibition of vintage adult paperback cover art at The Basement Cafe in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ralph E. Vaughan on October 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
People interested in the world of adult paperbacks and trashy novels (most not really porn) have had to glean information from obscure journals, and quite a few of those accounts end up in John Harrison's excellent book. But there is also a tremendous amount of original research. You'll find checklists, writers, artists and publishers. It's really a look back at the way America used to be, back in the days when it was possible to be sleazy; now, all the strictures of society have fallen away. What's taboo anymore? This is a wonderful examination of a time when our morality was delineated by what we kept under the counter or in plain brown wrappers. This book is a great resource for both the collector and the social historian.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dan Bjerke on March 9, 2013
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Paperback collectors will ,no doubt, find something of interest in this book. From artist and writer profiles, book reviews, to subgenre highlights and more, the book covers a lot of ground without digging too deeply into any of it; and I can't help but feel that a lot of this type of information could have been found on the internet. Since a large part of the interest in the field is for the eye catching artwork on the covers I was a bit disappointed that there weren't more cover pictures. Still, as a novice in the field, i did find a lot of interesting info to broaden my understanding of these fascinating exploito paperbacks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lee Gambin on November 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
John Harrison's book HIP POCKET SLEAZE is a must have for everyone interested in pulp fiction novels, sexploitation drugstore books and for all those in love with cheap thrills and sleaze!!!! He writes with such passion and love for these gorgeously grimy books and the information and detail in his descriptions for hundreds of titles is sublimely researched and written from a personal voice which makes it an even better read!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

buy it today!!!!
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