Before Robert Kenneth Jones(THE SHUDDER PULPS),Ron Goulart(CHEAP THRILLS),Peter Haining(THE FANTASTIC PULPS and THE CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES),Lee Server(DANGER IS MY BUSINESS),Frank M. Robinson&Lawrence Davidson(PULP CULTURE),there was TONY GOODSTONE."THE PULPS(Fifty years of American Pop Culture,Compiled and edited by Tony Goodstone)"is a hell of a book.It's the first important survey and anthology of pulp art and pulp literature from the period 1896 to 1953.A large cofee&table volume,contains 100 full-color reproductions of rare original cover art and more than 50 stories,poems,features,and articles.They are presented with their original b&w illustrations and aids and are integrated into their social context by an illuminating commentary by the Editor Goodstone.
Famous writers are represented in the book:EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS("The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw"),MAX BRAND("The Ghost"),LUKE SHORT("Tough Enough"),DASHIELL HAMMETT("One Hour"),ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM("Death's Passport"),RAY BRADBURY("Wake for the Living"),ROBERT E. HOWARD("The Purple Heart of Erlik"),H.P.LOVECRAFT("Continuity" and "The Gardens of Yin"),STANLEY WEINBAUM("Parasite Planet").A surprise:"The Vengeance of Nitocris"(Weird Tales,1928)by Pulitzer Prize winner TENNESSEE WILIAMS.
Artists represented(with color reproductions):CLINTON PETEE,ARNOLD KOHN,MARGARET BRUNDAGE,FREDERICK BLAKESLEE,RUDOLPH BELARSKI,JOHN NEWTON HOWETT,EARLE K. BERGEY,H.J.WARD,HANNES BOK,WESSO(Hans Waldemar Wessolovski),J.ALLEN St.JOHN,FRANK R.PAUL,HOWARD V. BROWN,WALTER M.BAUMHOFER,H.W.SCOTT,HUBERT ROGERS,JEROME ROSEN.
TONY GOODSTONE(The Bronx,NY,1934-Los Angeles,CA,2002),was an actor,producer,and writer,who assembled a noted collection of American memorabilia.In this book he was helped by the late SAM MOSKOWITZ,the famous Science Fiction connoisseur.