Pulp’s Lurid Past: Girlie Images

Back in the early part of the 20th century, pulp magazines began to emerge with scandalous images of thinly clad women in lingerie, and they were a hit. But one group of people the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice was not too happy. The “girlie” pulp world was fraught with sex filled stories, nude photography and scantily clad females.

In 1925, the group went after Artists and Photography magazine for their pictures and then again in 1930 they forced Harold Hersey to put down images of violence and gangs.


SeptemberMorn racketeer_and_gangland_stories_193206BT_c1935SS_1936_09


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s