H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter’s keyboard layout

From the letters column of the Author’s League Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 7, October 1918, a letter from H. Bedford-Jones about some typewriter modifications he made to increase his speed. Bedford-Jones was the “King of the Pulps”, writing more than a million words a year. A standard L.C Smith typewriter from the era: The Editor,… Continue reading H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter’s keyboard layout

Henry Oyen – Reporter, Pulp Author

Henry Oyen was a popular author from the early years of Adventure. He was a reporter before he became an author. You can read a detailed biography of his life here. Bonus:Three full novels by Henry Oyen from Adventure for your reading pleasure: The Snow-Burner Gaston Olaf The Man Trail (Google Books, US only)

Arthur D. Howden Smith – journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author

[Arthur D. Howden Smith was one of the best authors writing for Adventure. He had a tendency to create series – with Captain McConaughy fighting the Germans in World War 1; the sword Grey Maiden repeatedly turning up across history, and Swain the Viking being the three most popular. He was a journalist and historian… Continue reading Arthur D. Howden Smith – journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author

Merry Pulp Christmas

Here are a few articles I rounded up from the web on Christmas and the pulps. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Christmas in Pulp Magazine Land! Christmas Art – Pulp Magazine style! More Christmas Pulp Covers Merry Christmas – Men’s Adventure Magazine style… (Warning: NSFW)

The history of the Argosy magazine – article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine

[This article on the history of the Argosy was published in the December 10, 1932 issue of the Argosy. The occasion was the fiftieth anniversary of the magazine. The author is William DeWart, the owner and publisher of the Argosy. On the occasion of the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of its beginning, here is… Continue reading The history of the Argosy magazine – article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine

Detective Pulp Magazine Covers from the other side

Girl on those Pulp Magazines hates the life she leads New York (UP) — Give her the plain and simple life, Mary Rorrer cried today. No passion, she begged. No sex. “Something dull.” she pleaded. “Like selling ribbons in a department store. A small-town department store.” Miss Rorrer is a model for illustrators of those… Continue reading Detective Pulp Magazine Covers from the other side

Adventure’s still possible…

Many days ago, Tom Johnson had observed in the comments on this post that there are very few adventurers left today. The BBC just posted an article on the adventures that remain and the people who are tackling those. Thought you might enjoy it.