Delilah Eve Tom Jones and Sampson? Vintage Sleaze Eve Magazine
Delilah Publishing and Distribution Company, Inc. put out crap like Eve, Joy and Jolie. One word titles which were a dame's name. They had very little content other than pussycats...and just enough to provide some "redeeming social value" like articles on how to use a metal detector. Most of the magazine was black and white photo layouts of tired strippers posing like their feet hurt, with fake names like Lee Lane, Marlena Montand, Shirley Skates and Honey Harmon. Some of the models were imports, the modeling grass being greener on the other side of the pond...but look like they had already worn out their talents over there. Eve here is issue number one but there was no number two.
(For those of you who read fast, there are three references to hit songs by tight pants crooner Tom Jones in the above paragraph...can you spot them?)
This magazine had no date (to provide long shelf life?) and was sold on 42nd street in dank shops. This copy had the pages stapled together to prevent gawking. Pages are printed in the wrong order but no one cared.
There was absolutely no pretense. These were printed and sold for one reason. If you were a healthy male of that reason in 1962, you know what it was.
Delilah operated out of West 46th Street, like so many other smut mags of the 1960s, but only for a year. There was also an Eve magazine (and others) which used a West 37th Street address. The site Vintage Girlie Mags explains this by saying they published an initial issue to establish a trademark on the name, then commenced the REAL Eve magazine a year later, but I'm not sure.
There were no ads except for a page or two promoting their own stuff, or stuff of their associates such as the full-page ad here offering Bettie Page salon prints. What exactly is a "Salon" print? A CRIME! Four prints for FIVE BUCKS. A 1962 dollar is worth over seven dollars today, so that set of four 8 x 10 glossies would have set you back nearly thirty bucks. Explain THAT to your wife. "I can't figure out why we keep coming up short, honey."
The average take-home pay for a factory worker in 1962 was around one hundred bucks a week, so those pics would have been an expensive meal that should have gone on the kid's plate. "Herald" certainly paid no royalties to the model...Bettie having split for cleaner ground by then.
The cartoonists were no names and also a big no funny. Phooey on these guys.
Delilah's (apparent) parent Sampson printed "legs and stockings" cheesecake smut like Black Satin (with layouts titled "Black Nylon Bongo Beat and "Bohemian in Black Satin" for guys seeking free-spirited beatnik chicks.
Eve Volume one Number one No Date (circa 1962) Collection Victor Minx
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