Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Uni Books !

The first Uni book started as 'Universal Romance' with 'Any Mans Woman' #1 and 'Red Hot' #2 before using the Uni title from #3 through to 78. They started as a romance company but by the end they were full blown sleaze !!!

They ran from 1950 and concluded with the final book 'Out Of Bounds' in 1954. Again published in New York and as you will see by the lists and pictures below, you will find some great art and crazy titles.

Uni Books.


Uni Books Colophon

As with Intimate Novels they started predominately with photo covers before moving onto art covers so again where you see a (P) next to the book that designates a photo cover.......here we go ....it's UNI TIME !!!!!

1 - Any Mans Woman - Cecil Barr (P) - Universal Romance
2 - Red Hot - Ray Booth (P) - Universal Romance 


Red Hot - Uni Romance # 2

3 - Unfaithful Wives - Peggy Gaddis (P)



4 - Wicked - Elanor Gates (P)
5 - Sins Of A Paris Doctor - Karen Bramson (P)
6 - Man Bait - Richard Grant (P)
7 - Male For Sale - Florenz Branch (Florence Stonebraker) (P)
8 - Backstage Sin - Diana Lewis (p)
9 - Warped Women - Janet Pritchard (P)
10 - Without Consent - M. Pitigrilli (P)
11 - Unknown ?
12 - Seventh Wife - Barry DeForrest.
13 - Torment - Richard Meeker (P)


Torment # 13
14 - Stripper - Wright Willaims (P)
15 - The Thing That Made Love - David V. Reed.
16 - Raw Passion - Charles Martin.


The Thing That Made Love - Art by Robert Stanley

Raw Passion # 16
17 - Scandalous Affair - Florenz Branch (Florence Stonebraker) (P)
18 - Love Cheat - William Arthur (P)


Scandolous Affair # 17

Love Cheat # 18

19 - Marijuana Girl - N. R. De Mexico (Robert Campbell Bragg) (P) 



Marijuana Girl - Uni # 19 - 1951

The list above only contains two art covers, I just don't dig the photo covers that much (except Marijuana Girl ) and they come up a lot on ebay and other book site but in my opinion the prices are to high and this explains my lack of these early Uni books in my collection. Don't get me wrong they are still great covers but I just love the others with just the art .

20 - Side Street - Wright Williams (P)
21 - Hideaway - Peggy Gaddis (P)


Hideaway UNI # 21

Side Street UNI # 20
22 - Tainted Passions - H. M. Appel (P)
23 - Sin Ship - Janet Pritchard 
24 - Badge Of Shame - Arthur Abram 
25 - River Barge Virgin - Wright Williams (P)


Badge Of Shame # 24 art by Walter Popp.

River Barge Virgin # 25
26 - The Fiend - Gerald Foster.
27 - Jezebel's Daughter - Ann Lawrence.

The Fiend # 26

Jezebel's Daughter # 27



28 - Unleashed Woman - Gail Jordan (Peggy Gaddis)
29 - Brutal Kisses - H.M.Appel
30 - Eurasian Girl - Richard Grant .


Unleashed Woman # 28 - 1952

Brutal Kisses # 29 - 1952
Eurasian Girl # 30 - Art by Warren King.
So there you have the first 30 editions and within are some great books to collect, if you can find 'The Thing That Made Love' # 15 & 'The Fiend' # 26 then don't hesitate to buy, these go for decent money and are very hard to find.

31 - Doctor Prescott's Secret - Peggy Gaddis



32 - Girl Wrestler - Ben West.
33 - White Trash - Beulah Poynter.


White Trash  #33 
34 - Resort Hostess - Gordon Semple (William Arthur Neubauer)
35 - Slave Ship - H.B.Drake.
36 - Hoyden Of The Hills - Ann Lawrence.


Slave Ship # 35 - 1952

Hoyden of the Hills # 36

37 - Student Nurse - Gail Jordan (Peggy Gaddis)

38 - Secrets Of A Co-Ed - Ben West 
39 - Pleasure Resort Women - Gordon Semple (William Arthur Neubauer)

Pleasure Resort Women # 39 - 1952

Secrets Of A Co-Ed # 38 - Art by Owen Kampen
Now UNI are moving through the gears with great titles and art like 'White Trash' #33, 'Girl Wrestler' #32, 'Slave Ship' #35 and 'Secrets Of A Co-Ed' #38 and the good news is they are only gonna get sleazier !!!!!

40 - Ike - Rudolph Field (P) Politics book !!
41 - She Devil - John Saxon .
42 - Side Show Girl - Steve Harragan 
43 - The Queer Sisters - Steve Harragan
44 - Sin Is A Redhead - Steve Harragan

Sin Is A Redhead # 44 - Art by George Geygan

The Queer Sisters # 43 - Art by Bernard Safran
As you can see from the list above and covers that Steve Harragan is now adding some really saucy novels to the series and along with hot and steamy titles like key lesbian novel 'The Queer Sisters' # 43 & 'Sin Is A Redhead' # 44 which shows our lil' redhead with both arms in chains ! Steve Harragan in total added 9 titles to the Uni book story !

45 - Bad Sister - Evans Wall (P)
46 - Smuggled Sin - Steve Harragan 
47 - Kiss Of The Damned - Steve Harragan


Kiss Of The Damned # 47

Smuggled Sin # 46

48 - Woman Of Paris - L.M.Brenning
49 - Reefer Club - Luke Roberts
50 - River Woman - Evans Wall.


River Woman # 50

The key book from above is 'Reefer Club' by Luke Roberts, this is a highly collectable drug book and I can tell you this little monster goes for very high prices, very high prices indeed !!!

51 - Dirt Farm - Frances Mitchell 
52 - The Shayne Dame - Steve Harragan


Dirt Farm # 51

The Shayne Dame # 52
53 - Wild Body - Manning Clay
54 - Carney's Burlesque - Steve Harragan
55 - Mountain Woman - Jean Ford.
56 - Her Last Lover - Kelsey Freeman


Mountain Woman # 55

Her Last Lover # 56

57 - Three Bad Girls - Steve Harragan
58 - Cracker Girl - Harry Whittington


Three Bad Girls # 57

Cracker Girl # 58

59 - Another Mans Wife - Margaret Carouthers
60 - Savage Eve - Jack Woodford & John B. Thompson.
61 - Runaway Blonde - Daoma Winston
62 - Hungry For Love - Gerge Willis.


Runaway Blonde # 61

Hungry For Love # 62

63 - Passion In The Pines - Jack Woodford & John B.Thompson

64 - Cuban Heel - Steve Harragan
65 - Hill Billy In High Heels - Jeff Bogar.

Hill Billy In High Heels # 65 - 1953
If you wanna look for one book then 'Hill Billy In High Heels' is a cracker, great art and I have read this novel and it's pretty good, a tale about feuding mountain folk, moonshine and sex !!!

66 - Witch On Wheels - Bill Boltin.


Witch On Wheels # 66

67 - Male Virgin - Jack Woodford & John B.Thompson
68 - Country Club Cheat - Janet Pritchard
69 - Confessions Of A Chinatown Moll - Jeff Bogar
70 - Wild Oats - Harry Whittington.


Chinatown Moll # 69

Wild Oats # 70

71 - Swamp Hoyden - Jack Woodford & John B.Thompson
72 - Honey - Jack Woodfrod & John B.Thompson.


Honey #72 
73 - Cabin Fever - Orrie Hitt
74 - Gang Girl - Leo Riffkin & Tony Norman (P)


Gang Girl - Uni # 74 - 1954

75 - Harlem Doctor - Luke Roberts

76 - Below The Belt - Robert Lucas
77 - Bayou Girl - John B.Thompson
78 - Out Of Bounds - Ernest L.Mathews JR


Bayou Girl # 77 - 1954 

Out Of Bounds # 78 - 1954
So that's it ....Uni books finish with a novel about 'Love in lusty Louisiana' with Bayou Girl and the final book took on the tough subject of Inter-racial love ! with 'Out Of Bounds' strong stuff for 1954 !!

So in a few words to conclude the story, Uni started off with just a very gentle jog then broke into a full blown sprint with some real racy novels & highly collectable books....happy hunting folks !

Next up will be Quarter Books  .......oh yeah baby !!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Intimate Novels !

Right here we go, another sleaze fest through the dark side of 'Intimate' Novels. Published by  'Design Publishing Corporation' New York and it all kicked off with 'Wayward Bride' # 1 in 1950 through to the last issue 'Odd Girl' # 56 in 1954. The company switched throughout the run from photo covers and art, where the book has a photo cover you will see a letter (P).........I own 19 books and you can see them all below, here we go, hold tight, let's get Intimate !!

Intimate Novels.


Intimate Novels Colophon.

1 - Wayward Bride - Paul Gaillard - (P).
2 - French Model - Cecil Barr - (P)

Wayward Bride # 1 - 1950 

French Model # 2 - 1950
3 - Cheap Hotel - Gerald Foster - (P)
4 - Plaything - Gordon Semple (William Arthur Neubauer) - (P)


Plaything # 4 - 1950


5 - Secrets Of A Society Doctor - Jerry Cole (P)

6 - Divorce Racket Girls - Jed Anthony (P)


Divorce Racket Girls # 6 - 1950

7 - Greenwich Village Girl - Robert Norcross (P)

8 - Gin Wedding - Ann Lawrence (P)
9 - Temptress - Elliot Brewster (P)

Gin Wedding # 8 - 1950

Temptress # 9 - 1951


10 - Dangerous Trade - Charles Thornton (P)
11 - Swamp Girl - Perry Lindsay (Peggy Gaddis) 


Swamp Girl # 11 - 1951

12 - Seventh Wife - Barry DeForrest (P)

13 - Local Talent - Florence Stonebraker 
14 - Off Limits - Bruce Manning .




Local Talent # 13 - 1951

Off Limits # 14 - 1951 - Art by Warren King


15 - Private Chauffeur - N. R. DeMexico
16 - Lust For Love - Florence Stonebraker 


Lust For Love # 16 - Art by Owen Kampen
17 - Janet Benson, Showgirl - Ben West (P)
18 - Hot Lips - Jack Hanley 
19 - Mail Order Passion - Hall Bennett 
20 - Pleasure Alley - Ralph Carter

Pleasure Alley #20 - Art by George Geygan
21 - Dr Randolph's Women - Thomas Stone (Florence Stonebraker) (P)
22 - Office Wife - Richard Grant (P)
23 - Ex-Mistress - Thomas Stone (Florence Stonebraker) (P)
24 - The Whipping Room - Florenz Branch (Florence Stonebraker)
25 - Triangle Of Sin - Bruce Manning.


The Whipping Room #24 - Art by Robert Stanley
Triangle Of Sin # 25
26 - Very Private Secretary - Jack Hanley .
27 - Tramp Girl - Thomas Stone (Florence Stonebraker)


Tramp Girl # 27 - Art by Warren King 1952

28 - Back Country Women - Evans Wall 

29 - Shameless Wife - Wayne Way (P)
30 - Tent-Show Bride - Jack Hanley (P)
31 - Naked Desire - Henry Louis Nixon.
32 - Basement Gang - David Williams (P)


Naked Desire #31

Basement Gang # 32

33 - Scarlet City - Winchell Barr (P)
34 - Shack Woman - Kathie Reed .
35 - Private Practice - Thomas Stone (Florence Stonebraker) (P)

Shack Woman # 34

Private Practice # 35

36 - Waterfront Blonde - Gordon Semple (William Arthur Neubauer)
37 - New York Model - Jack Hanley.

Waterfront Blonde # 36

New York Model # 37

38 - Lily Of New Orleans - Betty Brown.
39 - Dr Breytons Wife - Florenz Branch (Florence Stonebraker) 

Lily of New Orleans # 38

Dr Breyton's Wife # 39

40 - Crushers Girl - Gordon Semple (William Arthur Neubauer)

41 - Forbidden Desire - Kathie Reed
42 - Village Girl - Kathie Reed .

Forbidden Desire # 41 - 1953

Village Girl # 42 - 1953 Art by E. Uppwall
43 - The Marriage Rite - Evans Wall 
44 - Miami Widow - Gene Harvey .



45 - Pound Of Flesh - Sim Albert (Albert Simmons)
46 - Trailer-Camp Girl - Doug Dupperault
47 - Red Headed Nurse - Thomas Stone (Florence Stonebraker)
48 - Cafe Society Sinner - Bruce Manning (P)


Cafe Society Sinner # 48

49 - Strange Circle - Gale Sydney 

50 - Unknown ?
51 - Ships Doctor - Henry Lewis Nixon.
52 - Gutter Star - Dorine B. Clark
53 - Girl Stowaway - Ray Booth
54 - Bachelor Girl - Dorine B. Clark
55 - Secrets Of A Doctors Bride - Henry Lewis Nixon
56 - Odd Girl - Hal. R. Moore.



Odd Girl # 56 - 1954
Well there you have it, only one missing title from the 56 known issues and again worth looking out for titles like 'Odd Girl', 'Gutter Star' & 'Strange Circle' .......not highly sought after book company and you can pick up a lot of these books for reasonable money....go for it if you find one in good condition.

Right, next up for me 'UnI Books' .....so stand by folks !!