Reference Books

A few works of reference which will be helpful for all collectors:

Brittany A. DALEY et al. (Eds.)
SIN-A-RAMA
Sleaze Paperpacks of the Sixties

Feral House | Los Angeles, CA. 2009
287 pp., many illustrations in color
ISBN: 1-932595-05-8


Michael DALEY & Johan KUGELBERG
Ed Wood's Sleaze Paperbacks

Boo-Hooray | New York [Sinecure Books LLC]  [2013]
100 pp., many illustrations in color
ISBN-13: 9781938265136

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Ed Wood, Sleaze Paperbacks at Boo-Hooray, this fully illustrated catalog showcases the largest collection to date of cult director Ed Wood's output in the field of Pulp Fiction Paperbacks. This bibliography features extensive commentary on the publications and their history as well as quotations from the books themselves. Ed Wood, Sleaze Paperbacks is prefaced by a poetic homage to Wood by Ricky Luanda, member of the legendary band Chain Gang, and dedicated collector of Pulp Fiction. "The antiquarian mystique surrounding Edward Davis Wood Jr.'s career as an author of pornographic pulp fiction is legend. He wrote under a variety of pseudonyms, books were published and re-published under different titles, and occasionally under different author names. Multiple authors would share the same pseudonym, and the companies that published the titles weren't the kind of operations that kept any kind of records, nor paid royalties, nor really existed in the manner that most are to expect of book publishers. "Ed Wood's sleaze fiction is also as strange, idiosyncratic and out of step with his times and mores as his infamous movies. Wood would write porn inter-spliced with lengthy philosophical, sociological and psychological discourse, he'd write first person narratives of life as a transvestite in the buttoned up America of the 1950's. He'd riff on psychosexual themes, and unleash his id, his ego and his superego in turn, sometimes in the same chapter. He'd write about sex and the human condition without veneer or filters, offering up the damaged and anguished voice of a desperately soul-searching drunk with a sense of self-worth that would stand in dichotomy to his self-pity. "His descent into alcoholism and poverty was mirrored by the publishers that employed him. Towards the end of his life he wrote pornography with decreasing amounts of the strange flourishes of his eccentric personality. He died in 1978 of an alcohol-induced heart attack. His friends say the porn killed him. For further information see Rudolph Grey's masterful biographyNightmare of Ecstasy."- Johan Kugelberg, editor

(http://www.boo-hooray.com/shop/ed-woods-sleaze-paperbacks?rq=ed%20wood
Stephen J. GERTZ
DOPE MENACE
The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks 1900-1975

Feral House | Los Angeles, CA. 2008
220 pp., many illustrations in color
ISBN: 978-1-932595-34-5



Michael R. GOSS
YOUNG LUSTY SLUTS
A pictorial history of erotic pulp fiction

EPS - The Erotic Print Society | London 2004
ISBN: 1-898998-82-5
153 pp., many color illustrations


Patrick J. KEARNEY
THE PARIS OLYMPIA PRESS

Liverpool University Press,
revised and expanded edition 2008
400 pp.
[ISBN: 978-1846311055]


Gary LOVISI
COLLECTIBLE PAPERBACKS
Price Guide

kp krause publications | Iola, WI. 2008
302 pp., more than 1100 illustrations in color
ISBN: 978-0-89689-634-5


Gary LOVISI
The Sexy Digests
A Survey, Checklist and Value Guide to the Sexy Exploitation Pin-Up Digest Paperbacks of the 1950s

Grpyhon Books | Brooklyn, NY. 2nd printing 2008
100 pp., illustrated


Gary LOVISI
DAMES, DOLLS AND DELINQUENTS
A collectors's guide to sexy pulp fiction paperbacks

kp krause publications | Iola, WI. 2009
223 pp., more than 700 illustrations in color
ISBN: 978-0-89689-968-1


Gary LOVISI
BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO
Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction

kp krause publications | Iola, WI. 2010
192 pp., more than 100 illustrations in color
ISBN: 978-1-4402-1357-1


Tom NORMAN
AMERICAN GAY EROTIC PAPERBACKS.
A Bibliography

[privately printed] Burbank, CA. 1994
281 pp. [about books published between 1954 and 1992.]

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Jon WARREN
OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE PAPERBACKS
First Edition

House of Collectibles | New York NY. 1991
934 pp., ill. [Listings of 41.000 paperbacks]
ISBN: 0-876-37793-2


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