Δ 057 – Tube Twins

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This image is a cutout detail (heavily blown up) from the cover of a modern edition of Twin Of The Amazon, a 1948 pulp novel from the 27-volume Golden Amazon series, by author John Russell Fearn:

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According to the International Science Fiction Database, the full cover art shown directly above is by artist Ron Turner and was scanned from a 1998 re-release edition of the book. Turner’s career credits begin in 1950 and continued through his death in 1998, so it is clear that this cover could not have appeared on the original 1948 edition of the book. However, both Wikipedia and the ISFDB indicate there was also a 1954 edition. The Wikipedia entry for Ron Turner, though, suggests he did not begin drawing cover art for Gryphon Books until the 1990s, leading to the conclusion that this artwork is quite modern. Indeed, the cover of one 1954 edition seen here is far less lurid:

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Original post here. Image provenance by Bacchus at ErosBlog.

Δ 045 X-Ray Tubes

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The Tumblr post at the origin of this animation’s Tumblr chain of provenance includes the following tags: “#1950s scifi #this island earth #1955 #joseph m newman”. The reference is to the 1955 sci-fi movie This Island Earth, which was notable at the time for its special effects and for being filmed in Technicolor.

According to the plot summary at Wikipedia, the two protagonists are at one point menaced with being subjected to a “Thought Transference Chamber”, which might be the chamber visible in the animation.

The attribution to This Island Earth is confirmed by the following scene from the trailer, which shows the same two people in the same sort of chambers, albeit with a menacing robot in this frame not directly seen (but visible as a shadow/silhouette) in the animation:

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In 1996 the movie This Island Earth was heavily reworked (it’s unclear from Wikipedia whether it was completely remade or whether it was heavily cut and intercut with new footage) and released to theaters as Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. From the Wikipedia plot summary it seems unlikely that the animation stems specifically from the new MST3K movie footage, but I was unable to rule out the possibility.

Original post here. Image provenance by Bacchus at ErosBlog.

Δ 023 – Seven Tube Girls

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This artwork is cropped from a screenshot from the 1992 Japanese computer role-playing game Dragon Pink: The Zero Castle which ran on the PC-98 platform:

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The game was based on Dragon Pink, a 1990 erotic manga by Itoyoko that was later made into a three-part erotic anime series. A central character (not shown) was a cat-girl slave named Pink.

Original post here. Image provenance by Bacchus at ErosBlog.

Δ 014 – Eerie Tube Girl

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This artwork is cropped from the covers of an Eerie Mysteries magazine:

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This page suggests that only four issues of Eerie Mysteries ever appeared, in 1938 and 1939. It appears (although the scan is indistinct) that the cover above may be from the February 1939 issue. No artist information seems to be available, although it is known that Norman Saunders illustrated the cover of the August 1938 issue.

Original post here. Image provenance by Bacchus at ErosBlog.