Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dawn Richard the Redhead Indian

Margaret Dawn Richard was a model & actress of Native American heritage, featured in many late 1950s "adult" magazines, & starred in films like "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" & a slue of detective TV shows. Her rust-colored hair & eyebrows mix w/ almond-shaped eyes and near perfect facial symmetry helped earn her a seat in heaven, as PLAYBOY's May 1957 Playmate. House favorite unsung model who got out before it got hard.

Sterling Group (NY); additional entry at Rockville, MD; distributed by PDC. B/W throughout, 74pp. Vintage non-nude pinup magazine featuring figure studies by top photographers, often a prolific model/celebrity woman. Began late 1957 and ran through 1959(?). 

V1 N3, JUL 1958. Photographers: Wil Blanche, Paul Duckworth, Charles Kell, Earl Leaf, Jan Caldwell, Rod MacArthur, Gai Terrell, Ed Alexander, Gabriel Gyorffy, Peale Howe, Erno Slovak, Dave Sutton, Don Loomis, Ed DeLong, Barry King, Paul Wagner. Models featured: Dawn Richards fantastic cover, Julie Newmar, Jayne Mansfield, Zahra Norbo, Melinda Markey (Micky Marlo), Marla English, Martha Hyer, Natalie Wood, Gigi Reynolds, Judy Hall, Lisa Linden, Joy Harmon, Cheryl Kubert, Marlyn Maher, Nikki Gibson, Simone Auger, Jackie Monroe, Betty Brosmer (ad)]. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Wintertime Affair w/ Greenleaf Paperbacks

[Greenleaf] Nightstand Books
No publisher (early issues), then San Diego, CA. Lurid paperbacks published by William Hamling in the 1960s, one of many imprints w/ pink or yellow spines, & early work by writers like William Knoles, Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Block, Andrew J. Offutt, & John Jakes. Cover art was primarily Robert Bonfils, Macauley, & a few others. Lurid but still without certain 4-letter words until closer to 1970. A fantastic example of early Greenleaf/Corinth.
Hundreds of similar items have gone from one palm to the other in a matter of days. Winter here is not so much what's going on outside, because there isn't much of anything, but more focusing on what's more important inside, away from the light, like these little collectible pocket vampires. When there's not enough snow for your children to be impressed by, & when each photo snapped of them in the elements could be interpreted as a turn-of-the-century stereoview, it's time to nurture the Inner Self.

Popular themes explored:
  • Mountainside infidelity. 
  • Call girls, murder. 
  • Dance studio sin. 
  • Driving instructor sins.
  • Florida prostitution. 
  • Burlesque, murder. Soho London. 
  • Wall Street. 
  • Ex-child actor caught up in sin.
  • GI vice south of the border.
  • Burlesque, gambling.
  • Lusty co-eds. 
  • Depraved swingers.
  • Small town vice. 
  • Tabloid newspaper industry. 
  • Lusty real estate agent. 
  • Big business, stolen money.
  • Grifting.
  • Yachts, Jersey City.
  • Lesbiana, insatiable wives.
  • Lesbiana, gold-diggers.
  • Writer swapping.
  • Male lawyer escapades.
  • Lusty cruise, lesbiana. 
  • Revenge, gold heist, murder. 
  • Lesbiana, swinging. 
  • Jamaica, murder.
  • Insatiable housewife.
  • Murder mystery backwoods.
  • Ad execs.
  • Insurance industry, nymphomaniac.