Friday, March 18, 2011


 And y'all thought twincest
was a groundbreaking contemporary theme?

A short while back, TeddyPig showed off a vintage gay-themed paperback he'd acquired for way more than chump change.  I got a big kick out of it because I love old pb's, although I can't afford the ones I covet the most. Their value, which is considerable, is determined by scarcity, condition, and cover art. 
Yep, cover art.  

The letters GGA, which often appear in sales listings for vintage paperbacks, mean "great girl-art," much prized by collectors.  In the case of these gems, however, the letters obviously mean "great gay art." 

So, put aside your sense of political correctness and feast your eyes.  How can anyone not love this stuff?     

(Click on the post title to view some vintage lesbian pb's, collected by the same wonderful archivists who amassed the books above.) 


Chris said...

Pulp paperbacks do have the best covers - so delightfully cheesy!

K. Z. Snow said...

Aren't they ever, Chris? And all original cheese! :)

Tam said...

I'm dying to know what that while poodle is all about.

But for me it's the titles. Totally sock it too you. No hiding behind romantic titles or innuendo. Gay Whore. We all know what that's about. :-)

K. Z. Snow said...

I was kind of surprised, Tam. Back then, the titles of "dirty" books usually did rely on innuendo.

The white poodle? I think it's part of an old gay stereotype.