10 thoughts on “Real Breezy Romances”

  1. A little blatant for 1936.
    This makes 1950s Playboy centerfolds look like Lady’s Home & Garden.
    And what “office” would have this in their waiting room?
    Seems more like Barbershop material, and then away form kids.

    Good find. Thank you for all your hard work.

    1. Breezy, Snappy, and Spicy were code words for what in the 1920s and 30s would now be called NSFW. They were incredibly tame (and kinda boring) by today’s standards, but back then they were sold under the counter and did not show up in anyone’s waiting room.

      1. Very true Joe and I have several of these and the stories are fun to read. They are lite compared to the Modern Romance magazines of the 1970s. The covers, however, were seldom this obvious. Playboy was seldom this obvious. And in the 1930s the women on “Spicy” pulp covers were considerably smaller in the bust than this issue.
        This is a radical departure from the standards of the time.
        I find it an interesting look at the social history of the time. That is why I love this site so much.

  2. Looks like someone was paid to rip-off Enoch Bolles’ style. The face looks like it was copied from something he might have done, but the artist couldn’t even make both her breasts the same size…

    1. Keep in mind, US culture wobbles between puritan and more libertine values. The twenties and thirties were comparatively libertine, before WWII drove us back toward a more conservative forties and fifties. Then the sixties and seventies started to swing back and the 80’s went back… *sigh*.

  3. George Quintana/Quantaince

    “Looks like someone was paid to rip-off Enoch Bolles’ style.”

    An oft-times imitator of Bolles, Film Fun actually threatened lawsuits against imitators that employed Quintana and his swiped covers.

    He does have some excellent covers in his own style, though, and is today remembered quite separately for his homoerotic art during his later career.

    I actually really like this one and tend to admire Quintana mostly for his kitsch qualities over his fine craftsmanship.

    As always, thanks to the proprietor, I hadn’t seen this one before.

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