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Sharon Tate’s Eye of the Devil

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Advertisement for Sharon Tate’s first film, Eye of the Devil, from Witchcraft News

Excerpt from Tom Brinkmann’s article, “Sharon Tate’s Fate,” from The Digest Enthusiast book six:

“There was a lot of weirdness concerning Tate’s first movie, 13, aka Eye of the Devil, which starred David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence, David Hemmings, and introduced Sharon Tate. ‘Look at her long enough and she may be the last thing you ever see!’ claimed an early version of the print ad.”

Manhunt January 1953

Manhunt January 1953 coverManhunt blazed onto newsstands with Mickey Spillane’s “Everybody’s Watching Me,” serialized over its first four issues. Reprinted in June 1955, and in January 1964 as “I Came to Kill You,” it became one of the few stories ever to run three times in the same magazine.

New Concept in Publishing

International Science Fiction #1 cover“A new science-fiction magazine with a new concept in publishing. Each issue will be filled with stories by Foreign Authors. International Science Fiction Will give American readers a chance to read the science-fiction stories by Authors popular in the rest of the world. Written and translated by top writers throughout the world.”
–Inside front cover, International Science Fiction #1 Nov. 1967

Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971

Magazine of Horror #36 coverContents
“Dread Exile” by Paul Ernst (Strange Tales June 1932)
“The Testament of Athammaus” by Clark Ashton Smith (Weird Tales Oct. 1932)
“The Vespers Service” by William R. Bauer
“The Artist of Tao” by Arthur Styron (Strange Tales Oct. 1932)
“The Key to Cornwall” by David H. Keller (Stirring Science Stories Feb. 1941)
“The Executioner” by Rachel Cosgrove Payes
“The Settlement of Dryden vs. Shard” by W. O. Inglis (Harper’s Magazine Sep. 1902)
“The Grisly Horror” by Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales Feb. 1935)

Bestseller Mystery B128

Bestseller Mystery B128 coverAlthough not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Bestseller Mystery B128 follows the series’ formula: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction. It’s also the last of the series.

Bestseller Mystery, B128, Nov. 1, 1950
“The Monkey Murder and other Hildegarde Withers Stories” by Stuart Palmer

“The Monkey Murder,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Jan.1947
“The Purple Postcards,” The Detroit Free Press, July 2, 1939 as “The Riddle of the Purple Postcards” with slight differences in text
“Miss Withers and the Unicorn,” Aug. 3, 1941*
“The Riddle of the Double Negative,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, March 1947
“The Long Worm,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Oct.1947
“The Hungry Hippo,” 1943**
“Tomorrow’s Murder,” The Detroit Free Press, June 2, 1940 as “Riddle of the Beggar on Horseback” with slight differences in text.
“Fingerprints Don’t Lie,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 1947

* date of copyright registration: no findable publication previous to this volume.
** 1943 is copyright date given in the book; earliest findable publication: The Australian Women’s Weekly, Feb. 19, 1944. The text has numerous differences.

Magazine of Horror #35 Feb. 1971

Magazine of Horror #35 cover
Magazine of Horror #35 Feb. 1971 Cover by Ricardo Rivera

Contents
“The Altar of Melek Taos” by G. G. Pendarves (Weird Tales Sep. 1932)
“The Chenoo” by Stephen Goldin
“Old City of Jade” by Thomas H. Knight (Weird Tales Oct. 1931)
“A Rendezvous in Averoigne” by Clark Ashton Smith (Weird Tales Apr/May 1931)
“The Mystery in Acatlan” by Rachael Marshall & Maverick Terrell (Weird Tales Nov. 1928)
“In the Lair of the Space Monsters” by Frank Belknap Long (Strange Tales Oct. 1932)

Escape by Joseph Wehrle, Jr.

Escape splashpanelHere’s the splashpanel of a 4-page comic story about a robot from 1962 by the late Joe Wehrle, Jr. This is one of his earliest works that I’ve seen, created when he was 21 years old. If it looks familiar please let me know. I wonder if it was ever printed in a fanzine, most likely a science fiction fanzine.

The Digest Enthusiast book eight will feature a pictorial tribute to Joe and his work, with lots of samples and quotes from correspondence and interviews. It’s due in June 2018. I also intend to add his bibliography to the website as soon as I carve out some time. In the meantime, isfbd has one focused on his science fiction work.

Magazine of Horror #34 Fall 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #34 cover
Magazine of Horror #34 Fall 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“The Headless Miller of Kobold’s Keep” by Irvin Ashkenazy (Weird Tales Jan. 1937)
“Bride of the Wind” by Stephen Goldin
”A Song of Defeat” by Robert E. Howard (verse)
“The Emergency Call” by Marion Brandon (Strange Tales June 1932)
“Feminine Magic” by David H. Keller, M.D.
“The Whistling Corpse” by G. G. Pendarves (Weird Tales July 1937)

Magazine of Horror #33 Summer 1970

Magazine of Horror #33 cover
Magazine of Horror #33 Summer 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“Camera Obscura” by Ted H. Straus
“The Bride Well” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Weird Tales Oct. 1930)
“Ligeia” by Edgar Allen Poe (The American Museum 1838)
“The Nameless Offspring” by Clark Ashton Smith (Strange Tales June 1932)
“Back Before the Moon” by S. Omar Barker (Strange Tales Mar. 1932)
“The Road to Nowhere” by Robert A. W. Lowndes (Science Fiction Quarterly Fall 1942)

Bestseller Mystery B94

Bestseller Mystery B94 coverAlthough not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Bestseller Mystery B94 follows the series’ formula: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction.

Bestseller Mystery B94, Jan. 30, 1948

“Cops and Robbers” by O. Henry

“After Twenty Years” (The Four Million, New York Sunday World Magazine, Feb. 14, 1904)
“The Clarion Call” (The Voice of the City)
“A Municipal Report” (Strictly Business, Hampton’s Magazine, Nov. 1909)
“The Dissipated Jeweler” (O. Henry Encore, Houston Post, 1896)
“The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes,” (Sixes and Seven, New York Sunday World Magazine, Feb. 7, 1904)
“The Cop and the Anthem” (The Four Million, New York Sunday World Magazine, Dec. 4, 1904)
“Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet” (The Gentle Grafter)
“The Random of Red Chief” (Whirligigs, The Saturday Evening Post, July 6, 1907)
“A Retrieved Reformation” (Roads of Destiny, Cosmopolitan, April 1903)
“Babes in the Jungle” (Strictly Business)
“A Double-Dyed Deceiver” (Roads of Destiny, Everybody’s Magazine, Dec. 1905)
“The Caballero’s Way” (Heart of the World, Everybody’s Magazine, July 1907)
“The Marionettes,” (Rolling Stones, The Black Cat, Apr. 1902)
“The Man Higher Up” (The Gentle Grafter)