"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 sexuallly 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 about "Betty Boop" and the casting director's couch. The present example is very definitely hardcore in words and images. => Only one U.S. library reports owning a copy of this title (Michigan State University, but we know of two other libraries with soon to be reported copies). 16mo (13.5 cm; 5.25"). 16 pp. and wrappers. Stapled in blue-green wrappers with title and an illustration printed on front one. A little age-soiling and just a spot or two; untattered and actually very good for such an essentially vulnerable ephemerum. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [cover title] Iva Crustycrotch presents: ...
Publisher: No publisher/printer no date [ca. 1950]
Publication Date: 1950
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