By Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp
Exploring the subcultures of mid-20th-century the USA, this encyclopedia comprehensively records the massive volume of cult magazines that thrived underneath the mainstream. Chronicling the interval among 1925 and 1990, ahead of the increase of the web age, the publication unearths how millions of those really expert magazines have been produced, pleasurable the key lifetime of each fad, style, obsession, and hush-hush hope. not anything was once past the scope of the creative publishers and whimsical editors, the advisor exhibits, because it is going behind the curtain of titles resembling impressive tales, health care professional loss of life, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Phantom Detective, and actual Thrills. that includes full-color reproductions of enormous quantities of specific cult disguise photographs, this reference's backgrounds, histories, and essays supply a whole photograph of a bygone era.
"Contains a wealth of arcane information regarding some of the oddball magazines that after graced newsstands." —New York occasions publication Review
"No fresh survey of magazines is extra intriguing and precious and merely entertaining." —Scifiwire.com
"A pleasure. . . . A copiously illustrated consultant to eye-poppingly bizarre guides, in most cases from the Thirties during the ’60s, that explored saucy intercourse, UFOs, scorching rods, the supernatural, 'hygiene,' and lowbrow comedy." —Reason Magazine
About the Author
Earl Kemp was once a infamous manufacturer of greater than 5,000 salacious novels and men's magazines within the Sixties. he's a Hugo Award-winning editor and the writer of Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze intercourse Paperbacks of the Sixties. He lives in Kingman, Arizona. Luis Ortiz is the writer of Arts Unknown: The lifestyles & artwork of Lee Brown Coye and Emshwiller: Infinity X , the latter of which was once nominated for either the Hugo and Locus awards. His writings have additionally seemed in Comics magazine, Filmfax, and representation journal. He lives in long island urban.
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