The Rare Digests entry number 19 is a magnificent book circa 1955 from the house of Eddie Mishkin, minor mobster and major sleaze. Frustration has a striking Gene Bilbrew illustration and a punk esthetic created at the print shop. The title and price in splashed white paint are printed on the cover, not added by a bored shop clerk. The artist turns in one of his typical power women, but the little man was added later...creating much more than a smutty "buy me" cover. Inadvertently or not, the collaboration creates a cover representing man's idolatry of the female form and his pleading indicates frustration on the part of both. One of my favorite book covers, and unfortunately a digest confiscated by the authorities so quickly I doubt ten copies exist today. More about this book in MY forthcoming book.
Frustration No publisher indicated (Edward Mishkin, New York City circa 1955) 144 pages, no illustrations. Digest sized paperback collection Victor Minx
THIS IS NUMBER NINETEEN IN THE SERIES 'THE RARE DIGESTS' Small essays on hopelessly obscure and scarce soft-core publications of the 1950s. Enjoy them All!
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