'Lesbian Pulp Fiction was popular in the 1950′s – mid 60′s. At the time it was really the only information for, or about, lesbians and became quite popular, though still slightly underground. Small publishing houses like Brandon, Beacon and especially Midwood really hit the market. When you look at these covers, almost always, the dark haired woman in the illustration is the boss and the blond has been ’turned’ into a lesbian by her.'
"Lesbian Love - Can it ever be condoned?"
Mary Ure and Richard Burton in “Look Back in Anger” (1959)
Did you know?
Franklin D. Roosevelt smoked cigarettes, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton smoked cigars, Gerald R. Ford preferred a pipe.
Susan George and Dustin Hoffman in “Straw Dogs” (1971)
Women of Protest: A Feminist History Refresher
It wasn’t until 1920 that women were granted suffrage, but it was 1917 when members of the National Women’s Party — Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and others — picketed outside the White House, burning copies of Woodrow Wilson’s speeches and demanding the right to vote. What resulted — mass arrests (most for “obstructing traffic”), unlawful imprisonment and bloody beatings — became known as the Night of Terror, though it’s fair to say most among my generation don’t know it.
The Night of Terror took place on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Workhouse Prison, in Occoquan, Virginia, ordered his guards to teach the suffragists a lesson. For weeks, the women’s only water had come from an open pail. Their food had been infested with worms. But on this night, some 40 prison guards wielding clubs beat the women senseless — grabbing, dragging, choking, kicking and pinching them, according to affidavits recounting the attacks.