Scandelous Pulp: Why We Love it

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (January 1937, vol. 29, no. 1) featuring Children of the Bat by Seabury Quinn. Covert art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1938, vol. 31, no. 5) featuring Thunder in the Dawn (an Elak novella) by Henry Kuttner. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carp...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carpet Magazine (April 1933, vol. 3, no. 2). Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carp...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Magic Carpet Magazine (October 1933, vol. 3, no. 4). Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (May 1935, vol. 25, no. 5) featuring The Death Cry by Arthur B. Reeve. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (March 1936, vol. 27, no. 3) featuring The Albino Deaths by Ronal Kayser. Cover art by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (December 1934, vol. 24, no. 6) featuring A Witch Shall be Born by Robert E. Howard. Cover by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tale...

English: Cover of the pulp magazine Weird Tales (April 1934, vol. 23, no. 4) featuring Satan’s Garden by E. Hoffmann Price. Cover by Margaret Brundage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

046a Weird Tales Apr-1934 Cover by Margaret Br...

046a Weird Tales Apr-1934 Cover by Margaret Brundage – Includes Satan’s Garden Part 1 of 2 by E. Hoffmann Price (Photo credit: California Cthulhu (Will Hart))

003c Oriental Stories Sum-1932 Cover by Margar...

003c Oriental Stories Sum-1932 Cover by Margaret Brundage Includes a Letter by E. Hoffmann Price (Photo credit: California Cthulhu (Will Hart))

Back in the day there was a woman named Margaret Brundage, and what is she famous for? Causing the whole nation to utter that word “scandelous”. How? Well her covers on pulp image magazines were racy and explosive.

She was active in politics, and an independent woman living in the age when men were the only ones entitled to take care of business.

Wanna see why she was so racy?

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