Friday, 11 April 2014

Cameo Books !

Here we go again ! Cameo books were published by Detective House and ran from 1951 through to 1954 . The series started at number # 300 through to # 369 and as ever you will find the usual suspect authors, artists and sleazy titles. 

Will break into 2 parts so read on and enjoy !

CAMEO BOOKS.


Cameo Book Colophon.
300 - No Man Of Her Own - Florence Stonebraker
301 - The Loves Of Alice Brandt - Gene Harvey
302 - Night Of Ecstasy - William Arnold
303 - Conquest Of Margie - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)


Art by George Gross 

304 - Naughty Blonde - Florence Stonebraker.



Naughty Blonde # 304 - Art by Rudy Nappi

305 - Pick-Up At Midnight - Gene Harvey

306 - Passion C.O.D - Albert L. Quandt
307 - Sin Preferred - Kermit Welles.

Sin Preferred # 307 - Art by Rudy Nappi
308 - Secret Affair - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)



309 - A Girl Called Joy - Gene Harvey.
310 - Pleasure Bound - Kermit Welles .


A Girl Called Joy # 309 - Art by George Gross

Pleasure Bound # 310
311 - The Affairs Of A Country Girl - Gail Jordan ( Peggy Gaddis)
312 - Crossroads Of Desire - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)
313 - Three Time Sinner - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)
314 - Big Tease - William Arnold .
315 - Passion's Harvest - Florence Stonebraker .


Passion's Harvest # 315 - Art by George Gross

316 - Soft Shoulders - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer)


Soft Shoulders # 316 - Art by Mal Singer

317 - Woman Of Fire - Peggy Gaddis.

318 - Island Ecstasy - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)


Woman Of Fire # 317

Island Ecstasy # 318

319 - Beach Party - Ralph Douglas

320 - Girl Of The Midway - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp)


Art by Rudy Nappi 

321 - Tight Skirt - Frederic Spencer (James W. Lampp)

322 - Loose Women - Robert E Reynolds.
323 - Wild Girl - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis)
324 - Young Nurse - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis)
325 - Mountain Bride - Peggy Gaddis.

1st Edition - Art by George Gross

326 - At Ruby's Place - Joan Tucker (Peggy Gaddis)

327 - Cleo - Frederic Spencer (James W. Lampp)
328 - The Affairs Of A Country Girl (2nd Ed) - Gail Jordan (Peggy Gaddis) (# 311)


Affairs Of A Country Girl # 328 - Art by G. Gross

329 - Backwoods Bride - Robert E Reynolds
330 - Reefer Girl - Jane Manning.


Reefer Girl # 330 - Art by Rudy Nappi

Some great titles from the above list and one too keep a look out for is key drug book 'Reefer Girl' by Jane Manning, this will set you back a right load of cash if in top condition, my copy shows wear but is tight and all pages intact .......what a great book with super Nappi artwork !.


331 - House Of Lost Women - Frank Haskell
332 - Nurses Quarters - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis)
333 - Young Sinner - Elisabeth Gill.


Nurses' Quarters # 332 - Art by Rudolph Belarski

Young Sinner # 333 - Art by Ray Pease - 1953
Part 2.

So let's continue with the second part, you will see more 2nd & 3rd editions. Just one further point Peggy Gaddis released 18 titles in the cameo series some under her own name and others under her various pseudonyms.


334 - Office Sinner - Gene Harvey.


Office Sinner #334 - Art by Ray Pease.

335 - Wild Girl (2nd Ed) - Lewis Dixon (# 323)

336 - Doctor's Nurse - Gene Harvey
337 - Mountain Bride (2nd Ed) - Peggy Gaddis (# 325)


Wild Girl # 335 (2nd Ed)

Mountain Bride # 337 (2nd Ed)

338 - Shanty Boat Girl - Kermit Welles
339 - French Maid - Morton Cooper.
340 - Young Nurse - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis)


French Maid # 339 - Art by Herb Tauss - 1952

Young Nurse # 340 - Art by Sam Cherry - 1953

341 - Affairs Of A Country Girl (3rd Ed) - Gail Jordan (Peggy Gaddis) - (# 311/328)
342 - Shanty Girl - Joan Tucker (Peggy Gaddis)
343 - Slum Doctor - Mathew Clay.


Slum Doctor - #343 - Art by Robert Schultz



Country Girl # 341 - Art by George Gross.

Shanty Girl # 342 - Art by Belarski 
344 - Woman Of Passion - Norman Bligh (William E. Neubauer)
345 - Lost Women (2nd Ed) - Robert E. Reynolds (# 322)


Woman Of Passion # 344 - 1953

Lost Women # 345 - 1953

346 - Backwoods Bride (2nd Ed) - Robert E. Reynolds (# 329)


Backwoods Bride # 346 
347 - Nurses' Quarters (2nd Ed) - Sylvia Erskine (# 332)
348 - Boarding House (2nd Ed) - Frank Haskell (# 331) ( House Of Lost Women)


Boarding House # 348 - Art by George Gross.
349 - Waterfront Club (2nd Ed) - Joan Tucker (# 326) (At Ruby's Place)
350 - Island Girl (2nd Ed) - Amos Hatter (Peggy Gaddis) (# 318) 
351 - French Maid (2nd Ed) - Morton Cooper (# 339) 
352 - Slum Doctor (2nd Ed)- Mathew Clay (# 343)

353 - Doctor's Nurse (2nd Ed) - Gene Harvey (# 336)
354 - Shanty Girl (2nd Ed) - Joan Tucker (Peggy Gaddis) (# 342)
355 - Runaway Girl - William Arnold 


Shanty Girl # 354 (2nd Ed) - Art by Belarski

Runaway Girl # 355 - Art by Ray Pease
356 - Nurses' Quarters (3rd Ed) - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis) - (#332/347)

357 - Woman Of Passion (2nd Ed) - Norman Bligh (William Arthur Neubauer) (# 344)
358 - Young Nurse (3rd Ed) - Sylvia Erskine (Peggy Gaddis) (# 324/340)


Young Nurse # 358 (3rd Ed) 

359 - Boy-Chaser - Kate Nickerson (Lulla Adler)

360 - Hotel Waitress - Tom Manning .

Hotel Waitress # 360 - Art by George Gross
361 - Shanty Boat Girl (2nd Ed) - Kermit Welles (# 338)
362 - Mountain Bride (3rd Ed) - Peggy Gaddis (# 325/337)

363 - Passion's Harvest (2nd Ed) - Peggy Gaddis (# 315)
364 - Island Girl (3rd Ed) - Amos Hatter (James W. Lampp) ( # 318/350)


Island Girl # 364 - 3rd Edition

365 - Boarding House (3rd Ed) - Frank Haskell ( # 331/348)
366 - City Sinner - Albert L. Quandt 
367 - Lost Women (3rd Ed) - Robert E. Reynolds - (# 322/345)


Lost Women # 367 (3rd ed)

368 - Blonde Hellcat - Arthur Marin.
369 - Wild Girl (3rd Ed) - Lewis Nixon - (# 323/335)


Wild Girl # 369 - Art by Rudolph Belarski
That is the Cameo list fully complete, no missing titles and as usual getting hold of the first editions is paramount as a digest collector, but beware you might need some luck in getting them for a cheap price. The second and third editions are pretty easy to pick up and would be a great way to build your collection.

Just to finish off as usual I will show you some of the different back covers used during the Cameo run . Each back cover gave a synopsis of each book.


Cameo Back  # 300 - 316

Cameo Back # 317 - 343

Cameo Back # 344 - 369
Cameo books are superb and very popular digest, keep searching for the best titles and always go for the early 1st editions. 

Next up for my sleazy digest blog will be ...........the French digest book company 'Les Romans Americains' .....so for now Au revoir for now !

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