Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: TELEFON (1975)

May 23, 1975

May 31, 1975

June 17, 1975

by Walter Wager
Macmillan, 1975

The movie TELEFON (1977) stars Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, and Sheree North, and was directed by Don Siegel (who replaced co-screenwriter Peter Hyams). Music score by Lalo Schifrin.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paperback Procession: The Radley Metzger Edition

"As a genre, the 'sexploitation' films of the early and middle Sixties more than lived up to their name; they exploited not only sex but also their actors and their audiences. The one great exception to this standard was Radley Metzger's Audubon Films. Metzger -- first as a distributor and then, concurrently, as a director -- did for sex films in the Sixties what Playboy had done for sex magazines in the Fifties. His movies were classier, more literate, better-made, and blessed with women who looked as if they could communicate desire without carrying disease."

                                          -- Richard Corliss in Film Comment, 1973

Camille 2,000
by Sebastian Grant
Award, 1969

Carmen, Baby
by Sebastian Grant
Award, 1968

The Cat and the Canary
by Gerry Kingsley
Dale, 1978

Her and She and Him...
by Lisa March
Audubon Ace, 1970

I Spit on Your Grave
by Boris Vian
Audubon Ace, 1971
Movie tie-in of J'irai Cracher sur Vos Tombes
(1959 film - U.S. release in 1963)

The Image
by Jean de Berg [Catherine Robbe-Grillet]
Grove Press, 1975
Movie tie-in of L'Image with b&w photos

The Laughing Woman
by Hadrian Keene
Audubon Ace, 1970

The Libertine
by Jacapo Massimo
Award, 1969

The Lickerish Quartet
by Radley Metzger
Audubon, 1970
Screenplay with b&w photos

Madame O.
by T. Horoku
Audubon Ace, 1970

Thérése and Isabelle
by Violette Leduc
Dell, 1968
Movie tie-in of Thérèse et Isabelle with b&w photos

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: GOOD LORD, YOU'RE UPSIDE DOWN! (1963)

March 10, 1963

Good Lord,
You're Upside Down!
by Clair Huffaker
Cornerstone Library, 1963

The major motion picture starring Jack Lemmon was never made.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: THE HEPHAESTUS PLAGUE (1974)

January 13, 1974

The Hephaestus Plague
by Thomas Page
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973

This was filmed as the final William Castle Production from Paramount, BUG (1975), starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Jesse Vint and Patty McCormack and directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: THE SOPHOMORE (1968)

May 25, 1968

The Sophomore
by Barry Spacks
Prentice-Hall, 1968

The major motion picture of Spacks' book was never made, by acclaimed Broadway and TV producer Fred Coe or anybody else.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Book Ad of the Week: FREE FALL (1980)

February 10, 1980

Free Fall
by J.D. Reed
Delacorte, 1980

This book became the 1981 film THE PURSUIT OF D.B. COOPER, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (who replaced Buzz Kulik, who replaced John Frankenheimer before filming began) and starring Treat Williams, Robert Duvall, Kathryn Harrold, and R.G. Armstrong. Dell published the paperback movie tie-in as The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper in 1981.