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Look Here: Three sexy, fun, odd, nsfw photo covers

As I’ve mentioned once or twice on this blog in the past, I don’t often buy paperbacks with photo covers, but when I came across a copy of The Secret Sex Curse of Bertha T. — dig that groovy lettering, dig that papier-mâché demon mask, dig the sleek Ms. Bertha Turtle, her upper body bathed in a golden glow, her lower body not merely exposed but over-exposed! — after I came across that book, I say, at a local Salvation Army Thrift Store, I started to watch for a couple of others that I could scan with it to produce a post here at RCN. And, well, it’s not much, but here’s what I’ve got:

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Does it make any sense to you that the woman on the front of Blondes Don’t Have All the Fun is wearing sheer pantyhose? Because it makes no sense to me… though I am certainly familiar with the theory that being not quite naked is sexier than being totally naked… I just don’t see that it makes much difference here, except that waistband is an unattractive distraction…

Keywords: Juliet of the Spirits, Blondes Don’t Have All the Fun, The Secret Sex Curse of Bertha T.

3 thoughts on “Look Here: Three sexy, fun, odd, nsfw photo covers

  1. My Name is not The New York Crank, but I play one on athe Internet, and write a blog under that name,.

    My name is also not Jackson Short, but I wrote several books under that name back in the early 1970s. The Secret Sex Curse of Bertha T was one of them. I wanted to call it The Secret Sex Curse of Bertha Turtle, which is the name of the lead character, but my editor insisted just the last initial was more erotic. Hey, it was the early 70s. People had weird ideas.

    The story is about a girl (there were no women at the time unless they were 80 years old) about a girl who sells her soul to the devil to become beautiful, and then what happens.

    The all time great Jackson Short book (that was the pen name I used) was called Blue Alice, a sendup of Alice in Wonderland seen through the lens of the youth culture – – anti Viet Nam war, pro drug, anti Nixon, anti-Cop, pro terminal weirdness.

    So now you know. And incredibly, I’m still here.

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank
    (aka Jackson Short)
    (aka….well, nevermind)

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  2. … aka Peter Hochstein, author of the 2012 e-book, HEIRESS STRANGLED IN MOLTEN CHOCOLATE AT NAZI SEX ORGY! A MEMOIR…

    Cool to have you here, Peter. I’m intrigued by your description of Blue Alice. If I can find a good used copy of the novel at a reasonable price, I will not hesitate to add it to my collection.

    Looks like at least one of your fans on Amazon wants you to release Blue Alice as an e-book, too… which wouldn’t help me, unfortunately, as I’m addicted to mouldering paper… but maybe it is worth considering!

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  3. Sorry I took two years to get back to you. I don’t come here often. And shame on you for outing me. As for Blue Alice, Nah! She’s dated. I know Larry is fond of her. I am, too, but half the references in the book were old before half the population of the world was even born. So let it molder.

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