Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Top Western Fiction Annual, 1951
TOP WESTERN FICTION ANNUAL, as you might expect from the name, was a reprint pulp. In this case, the 1951 edition reprinted eight stories that originally appeared in various Western pulps in the Thrilling Group four years earlier, in 1947. That's a really nice line-up of authors, though: Wayne D. Overholser, Joseph Chadwick, Hal G. Evarts, William Hopson, and Allan R. Bosworth. Bosworth wrote a lot of stories for WILD WEST WEEKLY under a variety of house-names, but I've read several of his Western novels under his own name and thought they were excellent. But, of course, you know me: I posted this one mostly because of the Sam Cherry cover with the babe in the low-cut red dress holding a Winchester. Looks a little like Jennifer Jones in DUEL IN THE SUN, doesn't she?