Monday, 24 March 2014

Original & Star Novels !

Here we are with some info on two more superb digest companies, Original & Star Novels. These were both published in New York by the same company, starting as 'Original' publication running from # 700 - 749 and when the company changed name to Star it became 'Publication' company and they continued from number 750 and ended at 767 .

Original Novels.


Original Novels Colophon # 1 - used from #700 - #725



Original Novels Colophon # 2 - used from #726 - # 749


Original novels ran from numbers 700 through to 749 and within this short run you will find some absolute cracking titles and artwork, they are, for some strange reason pretty rare and some titles do hit big prices !

You will also see the the usual suspects in writers and also artists within this series, Peggy Gaddis, Albert L. Quandt, Norman Bligh, Harry Whittington and many more......right let's go and here is a list of titles and authors.

700 - Women Of The Night - Peggy Gaddis
Women Of The Night # 700 - Art by George Gross
701 - Backstage Affair - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)
702 - Strictly For Pleasure - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)
703 - Cellar Club - Albert L. Quandt
704 - Gamblers Girl - Kermit Welles.
Gambler's Girl # 704 - Art by Rudy Nappi

705 - On Borrowed Love - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)

Cellar Club # 703 - 1951

On Borrowed Love # 705 - 1951
706 - Scarlet Lil' - Florence Stonebraker 
Scarlet Lil - # 706 - Art by Rudy Nappi
707 - Beyond Desire - Albert L. Quandt.
Beyond Desire # 707 
708 - Forever Evil - Harry Whittington 
709 - Gang Moll - Albert L. Quandt .
Gang Moll # 709 - Art by Rudy Nappi
710 - See No Evil - Kermit Welles.

From the above section you will find some of the most collectable and rare 'Original' novel books, key drug book 'Beyond Desire' & juvie novel 'Gang Moll' both by Albert L. Quandt  & Harry Whittingtons 'Forever Evil' are very very hard to find and guess what ! ....when you do find them they will fly into orbit when it comes to price ! 

711 - Crime Boss - Albert L. Quandt
712 - Farewell To Passion - Day Keene
713 - Sleep With The Devil - Reed McCary
714 - Body And Passion - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
715 - Wayward Nymph - Elisabeth Gill 
Wayward Nymph #715 - Art by George Gross
716 - Cellar Club (2nd Edition) - Albert L. Quandt - # 703
717 - Sheila's Daughter - William Arnold 
718 - Savage Love - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
719 - Harlem Woman - William Arnold .
Harlem Woman # 719 - Art by Ray Pease
720 - Baby Sitter - Albert L. Quandt
721 - Zip-Gun Angels - Albert L. Quandt .
Zip-Gun Angels #721 - Art by Herb Tauss
722 - City Of Sin - Robert O. Saber 
723 - Backwoods Hussy - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington)
724 - Runaway Girl - William Arnold .
City Of Sin # 722 - Art by Ray Pease.

Runaway Girl # 724 - Art by Ray Pease.

 From the list above again some terrific books that you will need to keep an eye out for, 'Zip-Gun Angels' by Albert L. Quandt again are very collectable female crime juvie novel and 'Backwoods Hussy' by Harry Whittington also commands big buckaroos !

725 - Ringside Jezebel - Kate Nickerson (Lulla Adler)
726 - Dream Club - Albert L. Quandt 
727 - Visiting Nurse - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)
728 - Baby Peddler - Albert L. Quandt 
729 - Street Of The Blues - Kate Nickerson (Lulla Adler)
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Street Of The Blues # 729 - Art by Herb Tauss


730 - Waterfront Girl - Amos Hatter
731 - Shack Road - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) .


Shack Road # 731 - Art by Rudolph Belarski

Again above you will find some very very collectable books, no more then 'Dream Club' & 'Baby Peddler' again both by Albert L. Quandt , the first is a highly prized drug book and the second hits the tough story of abortion in the 1950's ......both books I need and maybe one day they will turn up for me and a knock down price !!!!

732 - Streets Of Paris - Robert E. Reynolds 
733 - Backwoods Hussy (2nd Edition) - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) - # 723
734 - Runaway Girl (2nd Edition) - William Arnold - #724
Runaway Girl # 734 - Art by Ray Pease
735 - Boy-Crazy (2nd Edition) - Albert L. Quandt - # 721
736 - Baby Sitter (2nd Edition) - Albert L. Quandt - # 720
737 - City Girl - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington)
738 - Cellar Club (3rd Edition) - Albert L. Quandt - # 703/# 716.
739 - Ward Nurse - Mitchell Coleman
740 - River Boat Girl - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)
741 - Motel Mistress - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)
742 - Shanty Road - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
743 - Big City Nurse (2nd Edition) (Baby Peddler) - Albert L. Quandt - # 728


Big City Nurse # 743 - Art by Al Rossi

744 - City Streets - Gene Harvey 

745 - Native Girl - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
746 - French Alley - Mathew Clay.
747 - Shack Road (2nd Edition) - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) - # 731
748 - Streets Of Paris - Robert E. Reynolds - # 732
749 - City Girl (2nd Edition) - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) - # 737

City Girl # 749 - Art by Charles Schulz

Original Novels (Australia) 

The Australian version of the Original publication was in a more paperback form but kept the look on both front and back covers as shown below by the only Aussie copy I have .

Homicide Honey  # 156 - 1957 

Homicide Honey (Back cover)


Right that was 'Original Novels' . We continue now with 'Star Books/Novels' numbers #750 through to # 767 . Again a even shorter run under the Star banner and were produced from 1955 up to 1957. These were predominantly re-issues of the earlier 'Original Novels' with just a hand full being new and unreleased, Here are the six copies I own below with list of titles .

Star Book/Novels.

750 - Boy-Crazy - Albert L. Quandt ( Original Novel # 735)

Boy Crazy # 750 - Art by Herb Tauss
751 - Baby Sitter - Albert L. Quandt (Original Novel # 720/736)
752 - French Alley - Mathew Clay (Original Novel # 746)
753 - Shack Road - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) - (Original Novel # 731/747)
754 - Cellar Club - Albert L. Quandt - (Original Novel # 703/716 & 738)
755 - City Streets - Gene Harvey (Original Novel # 744)
756 - Shanty Road - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington) - (Original Novel # 742)
Shanty Road #756 
757 - Streets Of Paris - Robert E. Reynolds (Original Novel # 732/748)
758 - Sinners Club - Harry Whittington 
759 - City Girl - Hallam Whitney- (Harry Whittington) (Original Novels # 737/749)
760 - Waterfront Girl - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp) - (Original Novel #730)
761 - Native Girl - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington) (Original Novels # 745)
762 - Backwoods Hussy - Hallam Whitney (Harry Whittington) (Original Novels # 723/733)


Backwoods Hussy #762
Here below is the photo art inspiration used on cover 'Backwoods Hussy' art by Rudy Nappi, this photo taken from back cover 'Shanty Girl' Venus Book #159.




763 - Motel Mistress - Norman Bligh ( William Arthur Neubauer) - (Original Novels #741)
Motel Mistress # 763 - Art by Ray Pease
764 - Hollywood HellCat - John Underwood.
Hollywood Hellcat # 764 - Art by Raymond Johnson
765 - River Boat Girl - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer) - Original Novel #740)

River Boat Girl # 766 - Art by Rudolph Belarski.

766 - Hollywood Sinners - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp) 
767 - Office Hussy - John Hunter.

Another great digest company and more great titles ......... Hope you found this informative and I look forward to my next installment on 'Intimate Books' .


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