|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|
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|
|Scarlet Lil - # 706 - Art by Rudy Nappi|
|Beyond Desire # 707|
709 - Gang Moll - Albert L. Quandt .
|Gang Moll # 709 - Art by Rudy Nappi|
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|
717 - Sheila's Daughter - William Arnold
|Cellar Club # 716|
|Shelia's Daughter # 717|
718 - Savage Love - Whit Harrison (Harry Whittington)
719 - Harlem Woman - William Arnold .
|Harlem Woman # 719 - Art by Ray Pease|
721 - Zip-Gun Angels - Albert L. Quandt .
|Zip-Gun Angels #721 - Art by Herb Tauss|
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)
|Street Of The Blues # 729 - Art by Herb Tauss|
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|
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.
|French Alley # 246 - Art by Rudy Nappi|
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 .
750 - Boy-Crazy - Albert L. Quandt ( Original Novel # 735)
|Boy Crazy # 750 - Art by Herb Tauss|
|Baby Sitter # 751 - Art by Ray Pease|
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|
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|
763 - Motel Mistress - Norman Bligh ( William Arthur Neubauer) - (Original Novels #741)
|Motel Mistress # 763 - Art by Ray Pease|
|Hollywood Hellcat # 764 - Art by Raymond Johnson|
|River Boat Girl # 766 - Art by Rudolph Belarski.|
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' .