Filed Under: Robert Maguire

The Joy Zone

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The Joy Zone, paperback cover, 1966
The Joy Zone by Anthony Dare, All Star Books AS 85 variant, 1966
Joy Zone contact sheet

She Rented Her Body To Any Man — Any Woman –

I am not really sure what is going on here. The painting and the cover are clearly both by Maguire, and both are based on the set of reference photos, and Heritage Auctions is selling them as a set, but the painting is clearly not the same as the image on the cover. Even if the hair  and the sheet had been retouched for the cover (which is the kind of thing that happened) the whole pose of the body is slightly different, and the head is looking a different way.

I suspect this is an early draft that was rejected by the publisher, or simply a different scene painted from the same set of reference photos. Either way, a lovely set.

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The Golden Rooms

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The Golden Rooms by Vardis Fisher, Pyramid R472, 1960
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A magnificent novel of blood lusts and animal passions in a primitive society

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How Like A God (1961)

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How Like a God, paperback cover, 1961
Pyramid R588, 1961

An Extraordinarily Brilliant Novel About A Sexual Psychotic — His Strange Marriage, Abnormal Obsessions And Dark Desires

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This Naked Love (Original Title: Untamed)

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Their Unbridled Passion Defied All Laws

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Passionate Playmates

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The hunter becomes the prey in a deadly game of international hide-and-seek with Red nymphs whose secret weapon was sex!

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An End to Fury

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Don’t Read It If You Are Easily Shocked

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King Of The Free Lovers

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The Amazing True Story Of A Daring Charlatan Who Had A Penchant For Teen-Age “Brides”

A Nearness Of Evil

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Twisted Passions, Strange Desires — The Shattering Novel Of A Beautiful Young Blue-Blood And Her Sensualist Father

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Female Convict (1952/1956)

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Pyramid 191 (1956). Cover Art by Robert Maguire

The Inside Story of a Woman’s Prison

Nice, but not as good as Maguire’s 1960 cover.

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Assignment: Budapest

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The orders came from the top Red command. Sam Durell is in Budapest. Find him. Kill him. Bring in the woman with him

It’s interesting that the tagline lost words with each reprinting.

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