Lavender Files 1.


After this post, there was interest in the lavender pulp covers, so I’ll do three at a time until done. They aren’t very large, and I’m not going to enlarge them because they look awful if you do.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Angels and addicts, lovers and lesbians, bohemians and bawds, oh MY!
    I can re-cast that scene as they they are arguing about the lamp, which one of them was given by a bohemian friend: how to get rid of it?

  2. kestrel says

    @Marcus: that *does* look like what they are discussing. “Just set it outside -- someone will steal it right away!” “Oh come, that will never work, you are so naive…”

  3. says

    The covers are fun to look at, many of the stories less so. Publishers had to make sure that the books seemed in no way to proselytize homosexuality. No character was allowed to be both homosexual and happy at the story’s end. A character had either to turn heterosexual and end up coupled with a man or, if she remained homosexual, suffer death, insanity or some equally unappealing fate.

    Some authors defied this, and gave their characters happy endings, but most Lesbian pulp had characters who ended badly. There were a lot of suicides.

  4. busterggi says

    Godfrey Daniels! 21 Gay Street, I had a friend in middle-school who had that. Hope the book hasn’t out-lived him.

  5. suttkus says

    I, for one, am glad that the middle book is for “adult adults”. That will keep mere adults away from such material! I look forward to a book that is for adult adult adults, or possibly even mature adult adults.

    A gay friend of mine told me that the tradition with the gay pulps was that you just didn’t read the last chapter and all the books ended happily.

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