Pagan Summer

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“It was her job to see that the young widow forgot about the tragedy of her honeymoon…and she intended to earn every penny of the salary being paid her!”

A cropped version of the painting was also reproduced in the adventure pulp Men’s, January 1968, for the story “Encounter on the Beach” by Frances Lengel. The lesbian theme is gone and it was used instead to illustrate a story about man and woman meeting on the beach:

“My fingers caressed her skin with sun-tan oil, and I could feel the tension leaver her…..soon her whole body was responding to my touch.”

They even made the standing leg more masculine for the magazine reuse

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Edit: Added alternate cover from a reprint

Her body was ripe for love — Any kind that came along

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