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Popular Culture


Deadly Excitements
Shadows and Phantoms
Robert D. Sampson

Popular Press

This volume celebrates yesterday's pulp magazines and their heroes and heroines. Readers will acquaint themselves with such famous magazine titles as The Shadow, The Black Mask, Weird Tales, and others as obscure as Scientific Detective Monthly and the sensuous Scarlet Adventuress of dim reputation. And more: Erle Stanley Gardner's tough White Rings; Toffee the dream girl; Senorita Scorpion, a quick-trigger blond from Old Texas; Oscar Sail, protagonist of a pair of ferocious stories. And mediums, bandits, cowboys, detectives, vivacious characters, fascinating and vitally alive.

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Cover of book is pink, green and brown with illustrations of a keyhole, hand with gun and an eye.

LC: 89-060040 PS
234 pp.   6 x 9
10 b/w photos
ISBN-10: 0-87972-449-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-449-8
Cloth $33.95 t
ISBN-10: 0-87972-450-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-450-4 Paper $15.95 t

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