lesbian pulp and the lavender universe: 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

What Price Love? 1950s Lesbian Pulp Fiction Relationships

Carol,  sophisticated woman of means meets
young department store clerk during the holidays.

"Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was sold-out at NY's LGBT FilmFest this week, darn. I'm looking forward to seeing if it's as good as the book. Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt" was written under the pen name Claire Morgan in 1952.

The author also penned "The Talented Mr. Ripley" which starred Matt Damon and again Cate Blanchett in the movie version.

You film buffs may also know the psychological thriller she wrote "Strangers on a Train" which became a movie in 1951.

"Price of Salt" later published under the name "Carol"

Originally Mia Wasikowska was set to play opposite Blanchett, don't know why she dropped out but who isn't excited to have Rooney Mara, star of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as her replacement.

Rooney Mara to play Blanchett's love interest
Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Cate and Matt in The Talented Mr. Ripley

Authentic Vintage Lesbian Pulpfiction Books at LavenderPulp.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Good Day for Lesbian & Gay Pulp!

I'm slowly getting together my vintage pulp books for the upcoming Rainbow Book Fair. I have so many to choose from in my collection but there are only so many I can cart. This year I'm bringing a collection of Male Pulps too! Including "The Gay Year" and "Sky Eyes" which is about a Native American Indian and a young man from Louisiana who fall in love.

I also have a copy of Midnight Cowboy that came with a small collection of Gay Pulp books I got at auction. Did you know it was written in 1965? I had no idea it was that long ago. I also never saw the movie because I thought it was a western not a movie about a male prostitute with suppressed homosexual feelings!

There will be lots of 'new' old Lesbian Pulp Fiction books this year. Classics like Ann Bannon's 1969 'I am a Woman in Love with a Woman' and Tereska Torres' 'Women's Barracks'. One of my favorites is "Lesbian Gang' with its trashy (tacky?) cover but pretty good well-written story about a lesbian gang called 'Leskits' (lesbian kittens..hey, what can I say?).

So if you are in NYC please come over to the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair and visit 'LavenderPulp'. The Book Fair will have readings, panels and loads of booksellers and exhibitors (most of whom have little candies or chocolates at their tables to keep you going!).

Vintage Pulp Books at www.lavenderpulp.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

Vintage Lesbian Photos from the 20's 30's 40's 50's & 60's

Hitched! Wedding Vows 1968

circa 1932

I'm Home

Love is in the air.

Chicago Bois

1940's lesbian San Francisco (1945)

Women who wear monocles...1920s lesbian fashion

Mabel Hampton 1902-1989

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lesbian Pulp and Media Mail

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These are some of the great lesbian pulp books I got from a lovely woman in Florida a couple of weeks ago. We never met but I feel like we are almost friends now.

We did a lot of emailing, discussing books, prices, Post Offices and Media Mail, and about creating collections and then wanting to thin out your possessions in later years.

Well right now thanks to 'M', our new website (in the works) will have a few of these lesbian pulp fiction novels for sale. www.lavenderpulp.com

When M mailed the books, she thought this local post office would be closed since it was Christmas Eve, so she mailed me the books from another nearby branch. How cute is this?