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?

6 comments:

Ron Scheer said...

In that outfit, I'm thinking Jane Russell in THE OUTLAW. Thanks again, James. Always a great way to ease into a Saturday morning.

Walker Martin said...

"Saturday Morning Western Pulp", a great way to begin the weekend. Keep them comin' James.

James Reasoner said...

Ron,
Yes, definitely a Russell resemblance, too. I should have thought of that, but I've seen DUEL IN THE SUN more recently.

Richard Prosch said...

I always loved reprint annuals in pulps and comics. Big, fat "best of" books always got my dimes and quarters.

Ed Gorman said...

Man I love that cover. There's an entire era in it.

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

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