Friday, October 30, 2009

Another Halloween Cover and a Couple of Great Blogs to Add to the Collection

I found another Halloween cover, although it doesn't qualify as a pulp. (Or does it?) I found this Enoch Bolles cover at Magazine History: A Collector's Blog. If you haven't checked out this blog, do so. It's fantastic. I especially loved his post from last Saturday (the 24th) on Confederate and Southern Magazines.



Man, there are blogs for every subject now. Here's another one to check out. This one is called Trouble in Paradise: All About Kay Francis and Pre-Code Cinema. There's a lot of nice scanning going on over on this blog. I found this cover (another Enoch Bolles, I believe) on this blog, and it's of one of my favorite actresses from the 30s and 40s: Norma Shearer.

15 comments:

Walker Martin said...

The Magazine History blog is run by Steve Lomazow who collects first issues of all types of magazines. He's attended Pulpcon in the past and has a great collection of number 1 issues.

I notice that he also likes photos of old newstands. The way magazines and newspapers are dying off, soon newstands will be a thing of the past.

Craig Clarke said...

Norma Shearer really is fantastic. Have you seen Lady of the Night?

Laurie Powers said...

Yes, I really like his blog, Walker.

I haven't seen Lady of the Night, Craig, but I did see The Women last week with her and Joan Crawford. Not one of my favorites, but it made me like Shearer even more.

Jack R said...

If you like Enoch Bolles I have a blog entirely dedicated to him at:
http://enochbolles.blogspot.com/
Jack

Laurie Powers said...

That's a nice blog, Jack. He really was magnificent at what he did. Although I'm a red-blooded heterosexual woman, I'm sure some of my readers would appreciate your efforts over there. Check it out, boys.

Jack R said...

Thanks Laurie. In my biased opinion, Enoch was a pinup artist who really liked and admired women, and it shows in his work.
Jack
P.S., The Talking Screen issue is from 1931 and is one of only four portrait covers that Bolles did.

Lana Gramlich said...

I'd count that Halloween cover as pulp, personally.
As for your question about my point & shoot, that camera died some months ago, unfortunately. All of my shots are now with my Canon EOS Rebel (at least until I get enough moolah to replace my beloved PowerShot.)

Barry said...

Wonderful Halloween themed cover Laurie, thanks for sharing as I have loved the work of Enoch Bolles for years. He did a lot of swell covers for Film Fun. I have one that looks an awful lot like Jean Harlow on a motorcycle.
I will have to bookmark that blog as it looks pretty interesting.

Barry said...

Rather sure that Bob Kane got his idea for The Joker from Conrad Veidt - The Man Who Laughs.
Also a fan of Kay Francis and I love the Pre-Code films.
TCM had The Mask of Fu Manchu with Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy a couple nights ago. And I am pretty sure that the parts with Myrna Loy count as a pre-code.

Laurie Powers said...

I've been going to a film forum for the past year - the last series that they did was on Pre-code films. Really fascinating. I wish I knew more about it. Might read up more about it, so if anyone knows of a good book on it, pass it on.

Walker Martin said...

I can recommend these two books on pre code hollywood:

Pre-Code Hollywood by Thomas Doherty.

Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood by Mark Vieira.

Also I've heard good things about Dangerous Men and Complicated Women, both by Lasalle and about the pre code days.

Laurie Powers said...

thanks, Walker - and Happy Halloween!

Barry said...

I second Walker regarding those book about pre-code Hollywood.
I really enjoyed Pre-Code Hollywood and Dangerous Men and Complicated Women.
Every once in awhile TCM will run some of this movies. Baby Face with Barbara Stanwyck is a favorite of mine.

Craig Clarke said...

If it helps, I've got a review of Complicated Women up on my pre-Code blog, too.

Laurie Powers said...

Great, Craig - I'll look it up. And thanks for joining our blog community.