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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Times Square Smut by Jim Linderman

TIMES SQUARE SMUT by JIM LINDERMAN
THE UNTOLD STORY OF 72 BOOKS THE SUPREME COURT DECIDED YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO PURCHASE, OWN OR READ.

 250 PAGES  400 ILLUSTRATIONS FALL 2014 from Blurb.com and Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books.


"On December 29, 1959,  NYC police officers confiscated a number of books, alleged to be obscene, from a bookstore at 254 West 42nd Street known as Publishers' Outlet. The books were all identified and were admitted into evidence..."

A total of 72 individual book titles were seized and all copies, save those used for evidence, were destroyed.  Scarce few of  them remain today. In fact,  they are among the most rare books in the United States.

Over fifty years after a man was convicted for the crime above,  and over forty five years after the United States Supreme Court upheld his conviction, collector Jim Linderman embarked on a mission to locate and purchase each book.  Needless to say, none of them had an ISBN number or a Bar code. 

Times Square Smut is the story of the 72 books you were not allowed to read or own, and the real artists, writers, models and criminals who produced them.  The story is told by a writer who does not like to be told what books he can read.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eugene Bilbrew Reduces Chararacterization to a Wig, Stockings, a Corset and some Shoes


Master illustrator, sometimes art director and chief renderer for House of Burtman Eugene Bilbrew conjurs up a perfect characterization of cash cow Bettie Page.  How the pinup model became cross-dressing's most famous figure of the 1950s will be revealed...

Eugene Bilbrew...Junkie, draftsman and genius helps to create an underground icon.

Times Square Smut the Book is coming soon 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Rent Party Eric Stanton Style by Jon Parker

Jon Parker imagines a way to pay the rent other than hacking it out at 50 cents a page.  Rent Party features a gloriously incongruent cover by Eric Stanton from the After Hours imprint of Stanley Malkin.  Parker also wrote Light Up, Inside Job, and two handfuls more for the early 1960s paperback lines purporting to be out of Buffalo, New York.  We'll check the address.  Times Square Smut the BOOK is coming soon.  Follow Vintage Sleaze the Blog for updates and more.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Joe Shuster Drawing from the Nights of Horror era from the forthcoming book Times Square Smut and Vintage Sleaze the Blog


Times Square Smut the book (forthcoming) by Jim Linderman will reveal numerous previously unknown and unidentified drawings by Superman Co-Creator Joe Shuster from his Nights of Horror period.  This one dates to 1954.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boots? Did Someone ask about Boots? Times Square Smut the Book

As footwear did play a large part in the groundbreaking fetish fashion developed by the principals covered in the Times Square Smut book...yes INDEED we will discuss the shoes  and boots...including the sources who created the fashion accessories.

Times Square Smut the Book is coming.  Until then, books and ebooks by the author are available HERE

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Temptation Eugene Bilbrew and Justin Kent



Temptation was one of the 70 books for which Edward Mishkin was prosecuted, and which were detailed in the case against him which went to the Supreme Court.  Justin Kent was the author, whose pseudonym will be revealed in  Times Square Smut.  Eugene Bilbrew, the African-American artist who overdosed on 42nd Street did the cover.  As you can see, the suggested retail price was more than ten times the going rate for a paperback book at the time.  Criminal!  It took until 1965 for the Supreme Court to rule on Eddie's case.  Very few copies exist today...while it is unknown exactly how long the books were available on 42nd Street before being confiscated, this could be one of a dozen copies remaining.

A characteristic work by the artist, as it not only has his familiar "troubled man" figure, Bilbrew's use of ethnic types often distinguishes his work.  He receives no credit on the cover...probably lost in trimming. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Original Work by Eugene Bilbrew (Detail) Missing for 50 Years...Private Collection



Original Work by Eugene Bilbrew (Detail) Missing for 50 Years...Private Collection.
For the first time, the story of how original works, including the above by the artist were lost, and the extraordinary story of how they were found...and where they had been.  Hint:  It involves show business, the mob, rock and roll and one of the first "swinger's clubs" ever.
Times Square Smut the BOOK is coming.