"Tijuana Bibles" are a little-remembered genre of pornography, encompassing both hardcore and softcore varieties. The little books were popular from ca. 1920 to the early 1960s and each featured 8 to 16 captioned "cartoon" illustrations of a sexually suggestive or explicit nature. They were cheaply and clandestinely produced, were inexpensive to buy, and were sold surreptitiously. They were also pornographic graphic novels. The present one is a tale of Gracie Allen (as in George Burns & Gracie Allen, the famous comedy team) as a fortune teller whose immediate future involves a man who is not George Burns. The present example is very definitely hardcore in words and images. => No U.S. library reports owning a copy of this title (but we know of two libraries with soon to be reported copies). 16mo (13.5 cm; 5.25"). 15, [1 (blank) pp. and wrappers. Stapled in blue-green wrappers with title and an illustration printed on front one. A little age-soiling; untattered and actually very good for such an essentially vulnerable ephemerum. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [cover title] Gracie Claims.
Publisher: No publisher/printer no date [ca. 1950]
Publication Date: 1950
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