Pulp Fiction

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We were recently introduced to the concept of "Good Girl Art," which refers to the ladies represented on a certain segment of mid-century pulp paperbacks. Writer Richard Lupoff defines GGA as "a cover illustration depicting an attractive young woman, usually in skimpy or form-fitting clothing, and designed for (mild erotic interest). The term does not apply to the morality of the 'good girl', who is often a gun moll, tough cookie, or wicked temptress." [Boing Boing]

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Okay, here are two of my personal faves, from my own collection:

Sorry they're not scanned; Photo Booth will have to do for now.