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186. September 1965 – Midwood “Faculty Wife”. Blond in tight knit top (white) and fitted green skirt walking on campus, boys whistling at her.

Midwood 32-588 – FACULTY WIFE by Ellis, 1966.

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187. September 1965 – Midwood “Nice & Easy”. Blonde in bikini – man with beach towel behind – Nevada dude ranch.

Midwood 32-599 – FREE AND EASY by Hamilton, 1966.

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188. November 1965 – Midwood 8 b&w inside for “His For The Asking” & “No Holds Barred”.

Midwood 34-581 – ANGEL FACE / HOUSE PET – Brooks / Balmer, 1966. Photo cover. Rader would later do covers for books titled HIS FOR THE ASKING & NO HOLDS BARRED. Not sure if the books were shuffled around or if those were original manuscript titles for ANGEL FACE and HOUSE PET.

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189. November 1965 - Midwood “Winner Take All” Ellis – Dark haired girl in baby doll, sitting on bed with phone, Las Vegas at night thru window.

Midwood 32-602 – NO LAST NAMES by Ellis, 1966. 

190. November 1965 – Midwood “Snow Bunnies” Ellis – Three girls – blond in terrycloth robe sitting on floor in foreground, two girls in ski outfits in ski lodge.

Midwood 32-618 – SNOW BUNNIES by Ellis, 1966.

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191. December 1965 – Midwood – 8 inside b&w for #34-595 (Vendetta – No Last Names).

Midwood 34-595 – PARTY PARTY / DUTCH TREAT by West / Williams, 1966. Photo cover. Sometimes we match Rader’s notebook entries by title, sometimes by description. But in this case he gives us the book number. And although the titles are different, the book does include interior illustrations by Paul Rader.

The books are switched inside, so plates 1-4 are for DUTCH TREAT. Rader would re-do plate 6 for the cover of Midwood 33-683, TEST OF LOVE.

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192. December 1965 – Midwood “Girl on the Run”. Brunette hitch-hiking - sport car coming up the road, sunny sky, western flat landscape.

Midwood 32-614 – GIRL ON THE RUN by Holbrook, 1966.

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193. December 1965 – Midwood “Baby Sitter”. Blonde teenager undressing behind bush in moonlight – two boys in lake.

Midwood 34-677 – DOLL BABY / BEACH PARTY by Townsend / Nelson, 1966.

194. January 1966 – Midwood 8 b&w inside for double novel #34-610 – “Melody” & “From Me To You”.

Midwood 34-610 – NAUGHTY BUT NICE / FROM ME TO YOU by Ellis / Hayes, 1966. Photo cover. Rader will re-do plate 3 in color for Midwood 37-141, TEEN-AGE SEX PARTY.  NAUGHTY BUT NICE was Midwood’s new title for Joan Ellis’s “Melody”.

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195. January 1966 – Midwood Double Novel #34-623 – Blonde in black panties holding college pennant.

Midwood 34-623 – HIP CHICK / DARERS GO FIRST by Baker / Ellis, 1966. Author’s names are switched on the cover. Cover by Rader, interior illustrations by Victor Olson.

(not in the notebook: Midwood 34-627 – TOO YOUNG, TOO WILD by Curtis, reuses cover art from Midwood 60, ALL THE WAY.)

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196. January 1966 – Midwood “The Honest World” by Collier – Three bored women, near one in bikini on ground, girl in shorts on car fender, distant girl on veranda smoking.

Midwood 32-631 – THE DISCONTENTED by Collier, 1966.

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197. February 1966 – Midwood 8 b&w inside for double novel #34-625 “Search For Sin” & “No Man is Owned”.

Midwood 34-625 – SEARCH FOR SIN / NIGHT SHIFT NURSE by Castleman / Wilson, 1966. Cover by Victor Olson. Nice companion to HIP CHICK as that book has a Rader cover and Olson interiors, while this book has an Olson cover and Rader interiors.  (The Olson cover is re-used from Midwood F241, THE PLEASURE AND THE PAIN.)

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198. February 1966 – Midwood cover for #34-635. Standing blonde in blue panties, bed in background.

Midwood 34-663 – BUNDLE OF JOY / GIRLS ON THE LOOSE by Norman Anderson King ((Robert Tralins) / Linda Michaels (Julie Ellis), 1966.  In this case the cover described does not match the cover for #34-635, shown below. Perhaps this cover was planned for #34-635, but a last minute change was made.

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199. February 1966 – Midwood cover of male lying face down on bed with blue bottom pajamas, female bending over him in blue top pajamas.

Midwood 34-665 – FIRST CAME CATHY by Collier, 1966. Reprints #F263 with new title and different Rader cover. Re-used on #34-913 a year later.

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200. February 1966 – Midwood 8 b&w inside line drawings for book #34-635 (Devil in Town & Big City Campus). $400.

Midwood 34-635 – GOODBYE INNOCENCE / BIG CITY CAMPUS by King (Robert Tralins) / Michaels (Julie Ellis), 1966. Cover by Robert Maguire, interior illustrations by Paul Rader.  See Rader’s entry 198 above. This is the cover Midwood used instead. This art is re-used from Midwood F206, CAMPUS SEX CLUB. As Rader has noted, these are line drawings not plates. It’s hard to believe Midwood paid him more for these crudely reproduced sketches than they did for any of his cover paintings.

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201. March 1966 – Midwood – Girl in pink panties lying on tummy, talking into telephone.

Midwood 34-651 – YOUNG AND RESTLESS / THREE EASY LESSONS by Shaffer / Stevens, 1966. Cover by Rader, interior illustrations by an unknown artist.

202. March 1966 – Midwood – Girl in black negligee and man on bed, grim hubby in doorway.

Midwood 34-771 – PART TIME WIFE / PLAY FOR KEEPS by Rawley / Roberts, 1967. No 1966 Midwood matches this cover art description, but this 1967 Midwood appears to be the painting Rader is describing – minus the man on the bed.

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203. March 1966 – Midwood double 34-648 eight b&w inside illustrations.

Midwood 34-648 – NYMPH IN NYLONS / A WILLING WORKER by Moore / Roote, 1966. Cover by an unknown artist, interior line drawings by Paul Rader. Some have suggested this is a Rader cover, but there is no mention of it in his notebooks. I believe it is one of the many Midwoods that are like Rader.

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204. April 1966 – Midwood – Blonde teen-age girl hooking bra in front of dressing table – light polychrome background. Black panties & bra.

Midwood 34-661 – CAMPUS REBEL / QUICK CHANGE by Ellis / Henry, 1966.

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205. April 1966 – Midwood “A Female Female”. Artist & model in studio – red head nude model stretching.

Midwood 33-670 – A FEMALE FEMALE by Curtis, 1966.

206. May 1966 – Midwood – Teen-age red head in blue baby doll on hands & knees. Red background, yellow – white couch.

Midwood 33-686 – OLD ENOUGH by Martell, 1966. Reprints Midwood 339 with new cover.

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207. May 1966 – Midwood – Couple in bedroom – man in dressing gown frowning, female in blue slip on edge of bed putting on lipstick – low key – gold bed cover.

Midwood 33-683 – TEST OF LOVE by Collier, 1966. Cover is from plate 6 of Midwood 34-595 shown above.

208. Midwood – For changes on illustration of girl behind bushes in moonlight.  (#34-677 – DOLL BABY)

209. Midwood – For changes on cover illus of artist’s model in studio. (#33-670 – A FEMALE FEMALE)

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210. June 1966 – Midwood. Red head co-ed in pink slip reclining with arm over head – guitar in background – low key brown background.

Midwood 33-682 – CAMPUS QUEEN by Grant, 1966. Cover art is from plate 2 of Midwood 34-576 shown above. 

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211. June 1966 – Midwood. Brown hair girl in pink baby doll lying on white bed, knees drawn up. High view, high key background.

Midwood 34-679 - GIRL IN THE MIDDLE by Thompson, 1966. Cover is from plate 7 of Midwood 34-562 shown above.

212. June 1966 – Midwood – For repainting girl’s head and background of another artist’s illustration of couple with red background. $50.

This is an interesting variation in the usual notebook entries, although this kind of repainting often happened in the paperback publishing world. We are not sure which cover Rader repainted, and there are several Midwoods around this time of a couple with a red background. But this guess seems the best guess, for this woman looks like a Rader model to me. This is Midwood 33-700, WHY PLAY GAMES? The other artist is probably George Alvara.

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213. June 1966 – Midwood. Brandy Jones – dark haired girl in yellow shift in front of Southern colonial mansion – man in doorway – dark brick background.

Midwood 34-694 – BRANDY JONES by Thompson, 1966. Rader’s painting has been cropped, and the man in the doorway, and Rader’s signature (which was on the step under her shoe) are gone.

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214. June 1966 – Midwood double – teenage blonde in a boys shirt sitting on red throw on floor with records and record player – dark blue background.

Midwood 34-695 – CAMPUS PARTY / TEMPTING TEEN by Ellis / Comstock, 1966.  

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215. June 1966 – Midwood cover illustration for double – dark haired girl in red sweater – red pink background.

Midwood 34-722 – TEEN-AGE HIDEAWAY / RUNNING WILD by Ellis / Roberts, 1966.

216. August 1966 – Midwood double “Susan” & “Tomorrow We Die” college background outdoors – girl in mini-skirt & white t-shirt sitting on grass – 2 boys in background – one standing, one on grass leaning on elbow.

Midwood 34-709 – CO-ED WITH CLASS / OUT FOR KICKS by Malloy / Nelson, 1966.

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217. August 1966 – Midwood cover illustration of girl in transparent black negligee lying on bed and holding pink carnations in left hand.

Midwood 33-715 – NEXT STOP, SHAME by Matty, 1966.

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218. September 1966 – Midwood cover illustration – blonde in classroom, blue skirt white tank top, one leg raised and hands on hips sitting in one-arm chair, blackboard background.

Midwood 34-756 – THAT BLOND GIRL / CAMPUS KNOCKOUT by Henry / Graham, 1967.

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219. September 1966 – Midwood cover illustration, red head nude standing with bath towel talking on telephone, blue and rose bathroom.

Midwood 32-742 – APARTMENT PARTY by Kramer, 1966.

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