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Friday, March 6, 2015

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Times Square Smut the book tells the story of a small circle of publishers, models, artists (and gangsters) who created a sexual revoltion in the 1950s in Times Square, New York City.  Three publishers, Irving Klaw, Edward Mishkin and Leonard Burtman publish hundreds of obscene digests and periodicals for the underground of deviants and perverts (and everyone else!) which are sold under the counter and in Times Square book stores.  72 of the books were confiscated, a man was convicted, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court (who upheld the conviction!)  The censorship you have never heard of, the lowlifes and creative folks who literally started it all.  250 pages with hundreds of illustrations.  Available in Paperback or instant Ebook HERE.  More information on the book is HERE in The Guardian and HERE on the Times Square Smut blog.  FREE PREVIEW and ORDERING is HERE on the site.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Vintage Sleaze the Blog TIMES SQUARE SMUT available for ordering

Times Square Smut the BOOK is now available for ordering HERE.  Hardcover, paperback OR instant PDF  download ebook.  250 page, all color, hundreds of Illustrations.  Purchase NOW

Saturday, February 28, 2015


After seven years of research, TIMES SQUARE SMUT is finally available.  It tells the story of 72 books which were banned by the Supreme Court of the United States.  A mobster, a fetishist and a pin up king all conspire to destroy the moral fiber of 1950s America!   ORDER TODAY in paperback or instant PDF Download. Ebook for Ipad soon.  Includes unpublished Joe Shuster drawings, over 300 illustrations of rare books, wicked good drawings by Eugene Bilbrew not seen for 50 years and much, much more. 

Some highlights of the book below, and a free preview is available on the Site with ordering information.  Selected pages below.  Order the book HERE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bilbrew Draws a Leg Man for Leonard Burtman

Leonard Burtman would throw any fetish against the wall to see if it stuck.  While he never, to my knowledge, published a title specifically titled "LEGS" he certainly published his share of material covering the leg coverings...stockings.  Here, house artist Eugene Bilbrew takes the obsession to a logical limit...and objectifies the female form to the extreme.

Times Square Smut the Book is coming SOON.  Stay Tuned.  In the meantime, other titles are available HERE in paperback and as $5.99 ebooks. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Anita Ventura at the Artist's Ball 1956 Times Square Smut the Book

One of our heroines Anita Ventura attends the legendary Artist's Ball of 1956.  It was obviously a good year for the annual Manhattan show in which convention was ignored by attendees and the police!  As much opportunity for freelance photographers as it was party-goers.  Miss Ventura went to outer space for the show, and she received planetary publicity!  Manhattan needs WOMAN.  She isn't identified in either photo.  How do we know it is Anita?  Please.

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. AVAILABLE THIS FALL!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Times Square Smut by Jim Linderman


 250 PAGES  400 ILLUSTRATIONS FALL 2014 from 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.