Promising a gritty look at life for the growing number of Americans who were moving to mobile homes throughout the 1950s, the 1960 Beacon Books title Trailer Camp Woman by Doug Duperrault is a prime example of the kind of fine line between truth and tittilation sleaze that pulp paperback publishers monetized in during the post-war era. This steamy and provocative R-rated clinch painting foregrounds the “trailer tramp” at the center of the story in the embrace of a man who, one assumes, is not the brutish husband who keeps her under his thumb. With brazen sexuality and a dark and foreboding color palette, this is a striking example of paperback cover art from the genre’s Golden Age.
Painting is nicely framed and matted under glass, a copy of the paperback is included with sale.
From the collection of Bob and Diane Yaspan