Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 3 No. 3) Fall 1980

Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 3 No. 3) Fall 1980

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434406330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 58

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Paperback Quarterly, journal of mass-market paperback history, Fall 1980, Volume 3 Number 3, contains: "Louis L'Amour's Pseudonymous Works," by John D. Nesbitt, "First Printing: Two Million," by Michael Barson, "Interview with John Jakes," by Michael Barson, "Reprints/Reprints: Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451," by Bill Crider, "Agatha Christie in Dell Mapbacks," by Bill Lyles, "Soft Cover Sketches: an introduction," by Thomas L. Bonn, "Soft Cover Sketches: James Avati," by Thomas L. Bonn and "Collecting Original Paperback Cover Art," by Robert Weinberg.

Fashion in Popular Culture

Fashion in Popular Culture

Author: Joseph Hancock

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841507163

Category: Design

Page: 276

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Combines fashion theory with approaches from literature, art, advertising, music, media studies, material studies, and sociology to consider the function of fashion within popular culture in Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon

Author: Robert Stone

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9781524798130

Category: Science

Page: 384

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JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago. A Companion Book to the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE® Film on PBS® Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writer/producer Robert Stone—called “one of our most important documentary filmmakers” by Entertainment Weekly—brings these important figures to brilliant life. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material, Chasing the Moon reveals for the first time the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America’s momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the moon landing—now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary—grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses, and rule-breaking scientists. They include • Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, whose writing inspired some of the key players in the Moon race. A scientific paper he wrote in his twenties led to the U.S. beating Russia in one area of space: communications satellites. • Wernher von Braun, the former Nazi military genius who oversaw Hitler's rocket weapons program. After working on ballistic missiles for the U.S. Army, he was recruited by NASA to manage the creation of the Saturn V moon rocket. • Astronaut Frank Borman, commander of the first mission to circumnavigate the Moon, whose powerful testimony before Congress in 1967 decisively saved the U.S. lunar program from being cancelled. • Poppy Northcutt, a young mathematician who was the first woman to work in Mission Control. Her media exposure as a unique presence in this all-male world allowed her the freedom to stand up for equal rights for women and minorities. • Edward Dwight, an African American astronaut candidate, recruited at the urging of the Kennedy White House to further the administration’s civil rights agenda—but not everyone welcomed his inclusion. Setting these key players in the political, social, and cultural climate of the time, and including captivating photographs throughout, Chasing the Moon focuses on the science and the history, but most important, the extraordinary individuals behind what was undoubtedly the greatest human achievement of the twentieth century.

American Pulp

American Pulp

Author: Paula Rabinowitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691173382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 408

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"There is real hope for a culture that makes it as easy to buy a book as it does a pack of cigarettes."—a civic leader quoted in a New American Library ad (1951) American Pulp tells the story of the midcentury golden age of pulp paperbacks and how they brought modernism to Main Street, democratized literature and ideas, spurred social mobility, and helped readers fashion new identities. Drawing on extensive original research, Paula Rabinowitz unearths the far-reaching political, social, and aesthetic impact of the pulps between the late 1930s and early 1960s. Published in vast numbers of titles, available everywhere, and sometimes selling in the millions, pulps were throwaway objects accessible to anyone with a quarter. Conventionally associated with romance, crime, and science fiction, the pulps in fact came in every genre and subject. American Pulp tells how these books ingeniously repackaged highbrow fiction and nonfiction for a mass audience, drawing in readers of every kind with promises of entertainment, enlightenment, and titillation. Focusing on important episodes in pulp history, Rabinowitz looks at the wide-ranging effects of free paperbacks distributed to World War II servicemen and women; how pulps prompted important censorship and First Amendment cases; how some gay women read pulp lesbian novels as how-to-dress manuals; the unlikely appearance in pulp science fiction of early representations of the Holocaust; how writers and artists appropriated pulp as a literary and visual style; and much more. Examining their often-lurid packaging as well as their content, American Pulp is richly illustrated with reproductions of dozens of pulp paperback covers, many in color. A fascinating cultural history, American Pulp will change the way we look at these ephemeral yet enduringly intriguing books.

Silent Visions

Silent Visions

Author: John Bengtson

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595808882

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Immensely popular and prolific, Harold Lloyd sold more movie tickets during the Golden Age of Comedy than any other comedian. From Coney Island to Catalina Island, and from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills, Lloyd’s movies captured visions of silent-era America unequaled on the silver screen. A stunning work of cinematic archeology, Silent Visions describes the historical settings found in such Lloyd classics as Safety Last!, Girl Shy, and Speedy, and matches them with archival photographs, vintage maps, and scores of then-and-now comparison photographs, illuminating both Lloyd’s comedic genius, and the burgeoning Los Angeles and Manhattan landscapes preserved in the background of his films. The book represents John Bengtson’s completion of his trilogy of works focusing on the three great geniuses of silent film comedy (Keaton, Chaplin, and Lloyd) in what Oscar-winning historian Kevin Brownlow calls “a new art form.”

Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 4 No. 2) Summer 1981

Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 4 No. 2) Summer 1981

Author: Harry Whittington

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434406279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 62

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Paperback Quarterly, journal of mass-market paperback history, Volume 4 Number 2, Summer 1981, contains: "Fires That Create -- The Versatility and Craft of Harry Whittington," by Michael S. Barson, "Interview with Harry Whittington," by Michael S. Barson, "Modern Age Books and the John Esteven Mystery," by Angela Andrews, "Soft Cover Sketches: Lou Marchetti," by Thomas L. Bonn and "The European Paperback Prelude," by Piet Schreuders.

Mystery Fanfare

Mystery Fanfare

Author: Michael L. Cook

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879722304

Category: Reference

Page: 441

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This work is a composite index of the complete runs of all mystery and detective fan magazines that have been published, through 1981. Added to it are indexes of many magazines of related nature. This includes magazines that are primarily oriented to boys' book collecting, the paperbacks, and the pulp magazine hero characters, since these all have a place in the mystery and detective genre.