Ed Wood Jr. Paperbacks

From the dark recesses of the Emporio X archive! Three rare paperbacks from the legendary Ed Wood Jr. Including a mint condition copy of It Takes One To Know One!

Ed Wood was noted for having written under many names such as Ken Worthy, most of which are documented on the Cornell University Library website.

THE HOMOSEXUAL GENERATION – “The Sick, Sick, Sick Homosexual Generation”
Ed Wood Jr. aka Ken Worthy
Imperial, 1965
Listed on Cornell University website as an unconfirmed Ed Wood book.

Cond. VG

Ed Wood Jr. aka Harmon Wold, Jr
Pendulum Pictorial – Illustrated with 80 Photos
Pad Library

A violent photo novel of escaped women prisoners that ends in a brutal evisceration and the lower half of a body (an obvious mannequin!) being dragged away by a car! This rare title has been confirmed by Wood biographer, Rudolph Gray as authentic Wood.

Cond.: Good. Remnants of an old sticker on front .

Ed Wood
Pad, 1967

One of Wood’s transvestite epics.

Condition: Near Mint

One other Ed Wood book by Pendulum also in stock!

The Killer Queens – Epic Gay Sleaze

I consider The Killer Queens to be the possible Holy Grail of gay sleaze. Obviously, this is a subjective opinion, but it definitely ranks very high in the annals of homo pulp fiction for both the incredible title and the art featuring two hot shirtless military homos deep in the jungle, ready for all types of combat.

Aside from its obvious attributes, the opening page quotes Erich Fromme’s The Art of Loving, which is an amusing tie-in, see photo.

“Deadly in battle…Desperate with desire!”
by Michael Scott
Corinth, 1968

Co-Ed Cuties. Girls’ Dormitory – Classic Lesbian Sleaze

by Joan Ellis
Midwood, 1963

Some buyers will be disappointed that this fabulous copy of Girls’ Domitory has just been sold, but there are still several amazing vintage examples of lesbian sleaze fiction in the shop and always fun new stuff coming in. Visit the Emporio X shop!

T.R.A.S.H. 80s Zine For Gay Bikers, Truckers, Rest Area Enthusiasts. SCARCE.

SCARCE. A zine so real, so shameless and pure raunch! A remarkable zine of extreme masculine testosterone, free of identity politics and social engineering. You want authentic? It doesn’t get any more real than this. Check the shop for more like this. Currently available are the issues below:

T.R.A.S.H. No. 86 (1986-87)
36 pages
A5/Digest Size

T.R.A.S.H. No. 87 (1986-87)
36 pages
A5/Digest Size

T.R.A.S.H. No. 91 (1986-87)
36 pages
A5/Digest Size

T.R.A.S.H. No. 92 (1986-87)
36 pages
A5/Digest Size

Similar in content to Boyd McDonald’s legendary S.T.H. (Straight To Hell), T.R.A.S.H. manages to convey an even sleazier appeal that is not nearly as apparent in the series of collectable books that were spawned from these original zines.

Queer Trucker True Sex Stories. Big Rigs. White Trash. Rest Stops. Tattooed Thugs. Rough Trade. It’s all here.

T.R.A.S.H. billed itself as ‘The Very Last of the One-Handed Readers’. It had a long history as a blue collar, redneck zine for gay truckers. It was previously known as The 18 Wheeler (“Journal of Asphalt and Concrete Debauchery”) which began publication around 1978 or 79 (I have not seen any issue before #53, so I can’t be sure when it started and information is scant to nonexistent). By issue No. 55, The 18 Wheeler became T.R.A.S.H. which continued to publish until at least 1988.

The bulk of T.R.A.S.H. consists of true sex experience stories supplied by readers, many of whom were older, many retired military and working class men. The fascinating stories extend back into the depression as some of the older readers recall incidents that took place in the 20s and 30s, proving that even 100 years ago, men have not changed much and situations that they found themselves in were hot even under repressive and difficult times.

Naturally, as this zine pre-dates the internet by many years, it’s not surprising that it also includes interesting classified ads.

The same publisher, who worked out of East Rutherford, NJ, also put out another similar zine called WOS, “The Wild, Outrageous Scenario, a rag to read for those who are tired of a life in shades of gray.” That zine ceased publication around 1981 and covered similar territory with stories of true sexual experiences and classified ads.

Drag Queen Cabaret Live Performances- Vintage Records – Female Impersonators

Drag performers of times past! Amazing collection of rare performance albums featuring the likes of Charles Pierce, Mr. Lynn Carter and a slew of LPs by Rae Bourbon. Some of these are in the shop, DM or email me to inquire if you don’t see what you want.

Gypsee Eyes, 2011. Magic Occult/Lesbian Art Photography Zine

TWO ISSUES! Beautifully produced and designed photography/art zine.
The Magic Issue. Visually arresting occult imagery and theme throughout the magazine including a full spread oracle ala Ouija Board, full spread pentagram. All art in black and white to work with the occult ideas of polarity, light and dark, good and evil.
56 pages.  11″ x 17″Newsprint, B/W. Cond: VG. Has a fold as issued.

30 pages. 8 1/2″ X 11″
All Color.