Rader 1967 - 1968

220. October 1966 – Midwood – Blonde in blue transparent chemise sitting on beige ottoman – blue background.

Midwood 34-758 – ONE HOT AFTERNOON / AWOL WIFE by Hayes / Harmon, 1967.

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221. October 1966 – Midwood – Redhead in white blouse and miniskirt sitting on arm of couch. Yellow brown background and rug & couch.

Midwood 33-769 – PROFESSIONAL FAVORS by Harmon, 1967.

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222. December 1966 – Midwood – Girl in black bikini on lake beach with man. Deep blue sky and landscape background. He sitting on beach towel – she standing with arms behind head.

Midwood 34-831 – BLANKET PARTY / SULTRY SUMMER by Malloy / Albert, 1967.

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223. December 1966 – Midwood – Dark haired girl – pony tail, on back in wicker chair, legs up and one in the air, putting on stocking – Man in background smoking, underthings on floor. Red / brown background.    

Midwood 34-774 – HEAD OVER HEELS / TEEN WITH TALENT by Graham / Comstock, 1967.

224. December 1966 – Midwood – Young blond in white & purple sweater – sitting on bed reading a book – bunny etc.

Midwood 34-773 – HIGH SCHOOL REBEL / COOLEST GIRL by Ellis / Kramer, 1967.

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225. December 1966 – Midwood – Red-head suburbanite in gold pants and open white sleeveless tailored top on stool near bar, with man in shade behind her with hands on her shoulder and hip. Low key bluish background.

Midwood 34-783 – APARTMENT TO SHARE / CHANGE OF PACE by Ellis / Hamland, 1967.

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226. January 1967 – Midwood - Blonde girl in transparent black negligee sitting on edge of bed, knees up and head in hands – reflection of man with cigarette and beer can in mirror – high key.

Midwood 33-780 – THIS IS ELAINE by Hytes (John Plunkett), 1967. Reprints Rader’s Midwood F229 with new cover.

227. High Fidelity magazine series of photos of meeting of NY Audio Society at Dragon Seed Restaurant Dec 5, 1966. (not shown)

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228. January 1967 – Midwood – The Lady From L.U.S.T. – Blonde in black transparent short negligee sitting on red ottoman, legs wide apart, hands down front.

Tower 43-804 – THE LADY FROM LUST #1 by Rod Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1967.

229. January 1967 – Midwood – Blonde in pink transparent baby doll sitting on man’s lap and hugging him. White background.

Midwood 32-795 – A TASTE OF SHAME by Harmon, 1967.

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230. January 1967 – Midwood Black haired girl in white man’s shirt & boots hugged by man behind her. Yellow background.

Midwood 34-811 – KEEP ME / CORRUPT by Pitman / James, 1967.

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231. February 1967 – Midwood – Two hitchhikers in mini outfits, one blonde, one dark haired. Red sky, yellow green grass, white road. By Jerry Weil.

Midwood 32-794 – TWO FOR THE ROAD by Gerald Kramer (Jerry Weil), 1967.

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232. February 1967 – Midwood – Teenage brunette sitting crosslegged in red plaid shorts and white tied blouse, wearing grandma glasses, doing homework.

Midwood 34-813 – COLLEGE GIRL / DARING COED by Kane / Graham, 1967.

233. March 1967 – Midwood – Topless dark-haired girl sitting on arm of chair facing man in chair. Office setting, light blue background.

Midwood 34-814 – ALWAYS SAY YES / A SURE THING by Brian / Fields, 1967.

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234. April 1967 – Midwood – Cover illustration of two girls for lesbian book. Girl in purple dress on high stool, girl in pink dress on floor.

Midwood 34-832 – BITTER CHOICE / SHADOW LOVE by Travis / Masters, 1967.

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235. April 1967 – Midwood – Girl in blue miniskirt at filing cabinet, white background.

Midwood 32-828 – ONE BY ONE by Stevens, 1967.

March 27 – Balcourt Art Service $75. for

 2nd rights on 2 jobs.

Unfortunately the paintings are not identified. 1967 was the year a lot of Rader covers were re-used by publishers like Bee-Line and Private Edition.

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236. April 1967 – Midwood LADY FROM LUST #2 – blonde in gold dress shooting dice.

Tower 43-860 – THE LADY FROM LUST #2: LAY ME ODDS by Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1967. No gold dress, but see Rader’s notebook entry #239 below. 

237. April 1967 – Midwood – Blonde in transparent green dress with chaise lounge – loose sweep of grey background.

Midwood 33-856 – THE BLONDE by Swenson (Richard E. Geis), 1967. Reprints Midwood 56 and Y-160 with new cover. Copyright page says “third printing”.

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238. May 1967 – Midwood cover illustration for double “Penthouse Tramp / Off Limits”. Blonde nude under mink coat, entering doorway.

Midwood 34-844 – PENTHOUSE TRAMP / OFF LIMITS by Lein / Denby, 1967.

239. May 1967 – Midwood – Changes on LADY FROM LUST #2 – gold dress changed to black negligee. $50.

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240. May 1967 – Midwood – “Let’s Play House”. Teenage girl in blue striped transparent elastic shirt sitting on floor, one arm resting on a low table with lower & man’s pipe – white background.

Midwood 32-836 – LET’S PLAY HOUSE by Ellis, 1967.

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241. May 1967 – Midwood double book “Delicate Tramp” & “Sophisticates”. Mature dark haired woman in black sheath lying on side on couch – young man in background pouring drink. Yellow background.

Midwood 34-841 – THE SWITCH SET / DELICATE TRAMP by Duchamp / Black, 1967.

Not in the notebook here: Midwood 33-854 – 21 GAY STREET by Lord (Lawrence Block), 1967. Reprints Midwood 55 and Y-159 with new cover. Third printing. (See Midwood 34-636 above for notebook entry of this art.)

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242. June 1967 – Midwood “ 69 Barrow St.” Lesbian cover – close-up of young girl, blonde, hand on upper arm, full figure of dark haired girl in slacks & open blouse, overlapping arm of blonde.

Midwood 33-857 – 69 BARROW STREET by Lord ( Lawrence Block), 1967. Reprints Midwood 24 and F-103 with new cover. Third printing. 

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243. June 1967 – Midwood double book – “Quest for Conquest” – “Dead End Tramp” - Lesbian – blonde waitress in short black slip and apron serving dark haired woman on couch.

Midwood 34-858 – NO MEN WANTED / SWITCHER by Mayo / Horn, 1967.

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244. July 1967 – Midwood “Sin Now Pay Later”. #32-867. Office setting – blonde in yellow dress hiked up high, sitting on edge of desk – man behind her leaning over.

Midwood 32-867 – SIN NOW, PAY LATER by Horn, 1967.

245. July 1967 – Midwood “Anybody’s Girl” #33-870 – dark haired girl on bed – naked partly under sheet, blond in pajamas behind bed – dark blue background.

Midwood 33-870 – ANYBODY’S GIRL by Hastings (Sally Singer), 1967.  Reprints Midwood 37 with new cover. Second printing.

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246. July 1967 – Midwood “Love Like a Shadow” #33-869. White background – blonde with towel around middle, back to viewer holding towel for brunette standing naked partly behind held towel.

Midwood 34-869 – LOVE LIKE A SHADOW by Kemp (Gil Fox), 1967. Reprints Midwood F-141 with new cover. Second printing. Rader’s note says “33-869” so Midwood decided at some point to raise the cover price to 75 cents 

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247. August 1967 – Midwood Double “Wet Wild & Wonderful” – “Anything For Kicks”. #34-888. Pool scene – girl sunbathing nude with towel on backside – blonde in bikini coming out of pool.

Midwood 34-888 – WET, WILD AND WONDERFUL / ANYTHING FOR KICKS by Cassel / Norton, 1967.

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248. August 1967 – Midwood – “A Strange Kind of Love” #33-885. Girl on brownstone stoop, blouse & hiked up mini skirt, man leaning on iron railing.

Midwood 33-885 – A STRANGE KIND OF LOVE by Lord ( Lawrence Block), 1967. Reprints Midwood 9 with new cover. Second printing.

249. August 1967 – Midwood “The Seduction Game” #33-882. Blonde 18-year old girl in bra & mini panties in foreground, couple embracing in background, dark blue.

Midwood 33-882 – THE SEDUCTION GAME by Fields (Irving A. Greenfield), 1967.

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250. September 1967 – Midwood Lady From Lust #3 – with Buddha.

Tower 43-912 – THE LADY FROM LUST #3: THE 69 PLEASURES by Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1967.

August 10, 1967 – Balcourt 2nd rights sales $75.

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251. September 1967 – Midwood “Scandal” #33-899. Blonde strip teaser at men’s smoker – blue background.

Midwood 34-899 – STAG SHOW by Mayo (Gil Fox), 1968. Reprints Midwood Y158 (SCANDAL) with new title and cover art.

252. September 1967 - High Fidelity photos of Dick Hyman recording sessions on August 24, 1967.

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253. October 1967 – Midwood Double book #34920 Lesbian “The Twilight Sex / Unnatural”. Blonde pulling slip over her head, brunette sitting on red bed, touching blonde’s thigh – dark blue background. October 2, 1967.

Midwood 34-920 – TWILIGHT SEX / UNNATURAL by Hastings / Lee, 1968.

Rader fell ill and was hospitalized in 1967. Mrs. Rader told me he took a year off, but the notebooks prove her memory faulty. Rader slows down but continues selling art every month. There is a gap of more than 30 days between the completion dates on 252 & 253, which must have been when he was hospitalized.

254. October 1967 – Midwood Double 34919 “Crazy For Love / One Hot Night”

Couple brunette, nude torso, pushing down tights facing man, hands on her shoulders.

Midwood 34-915 – LOVER BOY by Nortic, 1968.  Rader’s notebook entry has the right titles for Midwood 34-919, but the editors used a painting by a different artist for that book, and assigned the painting described to LOVER BOY instead. (See #307, below.)

(Not in the notebook: Midwood 34-913, DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE, re-uses Rader’s cover art from 34-665, FIRST CAME CATHY. Midwood 35-921, RELUCTANT VIRGIN / VERY PRIVATE SECRETARY, re-uses Rader’s cover art from 32-535, TEMPORARY SECRETARY.)

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255. October 1967 – Midwood “No Holds Barred”. Couple – blonde girl in front, red striped white blouse unbuttoned to waist, red mini skirt, man behind with hand on waist & shoulder.

Midwood 34-950 – NO HOLDS BARRED by Lee, 1968.

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256. October 1967 – Midwood “The Farmer’s Wife”. Moonlight, couple on ground, blonde girl in white short shorts and halter lying across man’s lap.

Midwood 34-935 – THE FARMER’S WIFE by Harrison, 1968.

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257. November 1967 – Midwood “Anything Goes”. Blonde in blue dress open front below navel, orange background.

Midwood 34-930 – ANYTHING GOES by Peter McCurtin, 1968. Peter McCurtin went to work for Harry Shorten as a writer- editor in 1968; this is the first of his countless books for Shorten. McCurtin would find fame, not at Midwood, but writing Westerns and action-packed men’s adventure series for Shorten at Tower and Belmont (later called Belmont Tower) and Leisure.

258. November 1967 – Midwood “Connie” repainting of old cover. $300.

Midwood 34-909 – CONNIE by Beauchamp (Robert Silverberg), 1968. Reprints Midwood 18 (and Midwood 74, which had a different Rader cover). Copyright page states Sixth Printing. This is an unusual notebook entry because Rader shows they paid him for repainting this at the same rate they paid for new covers. It looks fairly identical to Midwood 18 to me, except Rader’s signature is now gone.

Reprinted later as Midwood M125-68 (1970) with photo cover, making this one of Midwoods most reprinted titles.

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259. November 1967 – Tower “Lady From Lust #4”.

Tower 43-944 – THE LADY FROM LUST #4: 5 BEDS TO MECCA by Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1968.

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260. December 1967 – Midwood #34-940 “Her First Time” – couple with red background.

Midwood 34-940 – HER FIRST TIME by Ellis, 1968.

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261. December 1967 – Midwood #34-939 “The Voyeur”. Old man watching couple on bed.

Midwood 34-939 – VOYEUR by Conroy, 1968.

262. December 1967 – Midwood #35-934 Double book “The Sex Between” “When Ladies Love”. Close up from upper thighs of redhead in fallen bra & bikini panties – blond in background in blue bra & half slip. Yellow background.

Midwood 35-934 – THE SEX BETWEEN / WHEN LADIES LOVE by Hytes (John Plunkett), 1968.  This cover art was re-used on an unknown 1974 Australian edition of THE THIRD STREET (not shown); and the brunette appeared again on a 1974 Belmont Tower book called CASE OF THE COLD COQUETTE (BT 50711). 

Australian THIRD STREET link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozpulps  /4444417102/in/set-72157623669271645

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263. December 1967 – Midwood “The Unashamed” Lesbian dark blue background – blond & black hair on yellow bed – blond in bikini panties lying on side, (black haired woman in) see-thru red gown fondling hair of (blonde).

Midwood 34-963 – THE UNASHAMED by Hastings (Sally Singer), 1968. Reprints Midwood 53 and F-268 with new cover. Third printing.

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264. December 1967 – Midwood 34-958 “Ladder of Flesh” Light yellow background – lesbian, redhead on back with legs up against left edge of picture on white bed, pillow hiding bottom. Blond standing with hands on hips, see thru blue gown & bikini panties.

Midwood 34-962 LADDER OF FLESH by Sloan Brittain (Elaine Williams), 1968. Reprints Midwood F-177 with new cover. Midwood spelled this pen name at least three different ways. Both the first and last names are spelled differently on the first edition of the same book – Sloane. When Rader painted this it was scheduled to be 34-958, but a different number appears on the printed book.

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265. January 1968 – Midwood “Outrage”

Midwood 34-964 THE OUTRAGE by Hamilton, 1968.

266. January 1968 – Midwood Again & Again – Blonde on back in nude – man in slacks & bare top leaning over her – red background.

Midwood 34-978 – AGAIN AND AGAIN by Hastings (Sally Singer), 1968. Second printing of F255 with new cover. In 2003 I wrote “may be Alvara” but now, thanks to the notebook, we know this is a Rader.

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267. February 1967 – Midwood Sex Ranch – Blonde & cowboy pulling back white blouse showing breasts in black bra – sunset.

Midwood 34-965 – SEX RANCH by Harrison, 1968.

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268. February 1968 – Midwood Pretty Puppet – Yellow background – dark-haired girl leaning back on blue couch holding chin of blond sitting on floor.

Midwood 34-979 – PRETTY PUPPET by Mayo (Gil Fox), 1968. Second printing of Midwood F371 with new cover. Another example of a Midwood title with two different covers both by Paul Rader.

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269. February 1968 – Tower – Lady From Lust #5 – Riding on elephant, gun in upraised hand. Reused for Belmont Tower BT50617 in 1973.

Tower 44-989 – THE LADY FROM L.U.S.T. #5: THE HOT MAHATMA by Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1968.

270. February 1968 - Midwood “A Choice of Sexes” 34-974. Blond taking off black bra (in black lace mini slip). Dark haired girl sitting in back combing hair – in white nightgown – beige background.

Midwood 34-974 – A CHOICE OF SEXES by Caine, 1968.

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271. March 1968 – Midwood “To Sex With Love” 34-980. Redhead standing in purple slacks, taking off white blouse, man in chair – yellow-orange background.

Midwood 34-980 – TO SEX, WITH LOVE by Cassel, 1968. This was re-used on the cover of FOR MEN ONLY in August 1969 – see #307 below.

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272. March 1968 – Midwood “Sex On Arrival”. Couple in moonlight near pool – blonde in terrycloth coat.

Midwood 34-990 – SEX ON ARRIVAL by Marshall, 1968. Author unknown. The late Donald E. Westlake told us he wrote the first ten Midwoods by Alan Marshall, but he did not write the later Marshall titles.

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273. March 1968 – Midwood “Instant Sex”

Blonde in transparent black short negligee, lying over man – orange background.

Midwood 34-994 – INSTANT SEX by Mel Johnson (Barry Malzberg), 1968.

274. March 1968 – “Party Time” three girls – blue background.

Midwood 34-996 – PARTY TIME by Kemp (Gil Fox), 1968. Second printing of Midwood 32-426 with new cover.

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275. March 1968 – “Three” Large blonde sitting front center, hands between thighs, girl & man behind.

Midwood 34-995 – THREE by Mayo (Gil Fox), 1968.

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276. April 1968 – Midwood “Pleasure Machine”. Dark haired girl sitting on man’s knee – he pulling blouse open – orange red background.

Midwood 34-108 – PLEASURE MACHINE by Lord, 1968. The Midwoods had been numbered sequentially since Midwood 7, so after 35-999 the next book, a Tower, should have been 42-1000. Midwood Tower chose to drop the last 0 and call it 42-100, confusing a lot of collectors because there already was a Midwood 100. So five-digit Midwoods from 42-100 thru 38-337 have dropped their final zero and go after the 900s, not before 34-395, which is where the five-digit numbering began.

(See also Bee-line 450-Z.)

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277. April 1968 – Midwood “Reluctant Nympho”. Couple standing, he behind her unzipping front of dress, white bra showing – blonde – blue background.

Midwood 34-109 – RELUCTANT NYMPHO by Ellis, 1968.

278. April 1968 – Midwood “Swinging Secretary”. Blonde in hiked-up yellow dress, man behind her.

Midwood 34-106 – SWINGING SECRETARY by Marshall, 1968.

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279. April 1968 – Midwood “Weekend of Sex”. Blonde in bikini bra & short shorts with man behind in moonlight, couple embracing in distance.

Midwood 34-102 – WEEKEND OF SEX by Collier, 1968. 

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280. May 1968 – Midwood “Eighteen & Legal”. Couple he bare top, girl in blue mini skirt & white bra, back clinch - yellow background. 

Midwood 34-116 – EIGHTEEN AND LEGAL by Reading, 1968.

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281. May 1968 – Midwood “The Boss’s Couch”. Grey haired man behind blue couch, blonde sitting being kissed on neck in pink bra & short slip. Orange red background.

Midwood 34-119 – THE BOSS’S COUCH by Conroy, 1968.


282. May 1968 – Midwood “Obsessed” Black haired girl lying down on pink spread clasping breasts in blue bra & mini panties.

Midwood 34-117 – OBSESSED by Nortic, 1968.

Rader combined art from two of his Midwood covers -  34-108 PLEASURE MACHINE and 34-117 OBSESSED to create a new cover for Bee-Line 450-Z, a sexy stewardesses book called ORGY IN THE SKY, shown in our 1970 Bee-Lines section below.

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283. May 1968 – Midwood “Fun Girl”

Couple in outdoor country sunshine, he bare top sitting against tree, she lying against him, in white bikini top & short shorts. 

Midwood 34-118 – FUN GIRL by Corgan, 1968.

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284. June 1968 – Tower “Lady From Lust #6 – To Russia With Lust”. Fur hat & boots, dancing kazatchka with tommy gun. Red background. Reused for Belmont Tower BT50628 in 1973.

Tower 44-126 – THE LADY FROM L.U.S.T. #6: TO RUSSIA WITH LUST by Gray ( Gardner Fox), 1968.

285. June 1968 – Midwood double “Teach Me Tonight” “Put Up or Else”.  Single girl in black negligee & mini panties lying on back, hand behind head. Red background.

Midwood 35-132 – TEACH ME TONIGHT / PUT OUT OR ELSE by Castleman / Powell, 1968. 

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286. June 1968 – Midwood “Blonde on a Blanket”. Girl & two boys at seaside – yellow sky.

Midwood 34-163 – BLONDE ON A BLANKET by McCallin, 1968.

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287. June 1968 – Midwood “Prescription For Sex”. Dr & teen age girl – she on stool holding sheet in front.

Midwood 35-150 – PRESCRIPTION FOR SEX / NIGHT NURSE by Fields / Nortic, 1968.

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288. July 1968 – Midwood – Couple on a couch.

Midwood 37-141 – TEEN-AGE SEX PARTY / OFFICE PLAYMATE / EXPERIMENT IN ADULTERY by Ellis / Hammond / Hastings, 1968.

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