(a.k.a. Dime Store Novels)
Basis for jaw-dropping 1958 Mamie Van Doren "bad-film"--an amateurish, hilariously awful marijuana expose! "High School Confidential" a disturbing novel of today's teen-age delinquents, by Morton Cooper based on the MGM motion picture release, Loews Inc.
The website -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4453Gh6P7wg has some good (laugh a minute) info on the movie itself.
AKA Young Sinners - This 1956 paperback "Young Sinners" was originally published under the title of Reefer Girl". Today it's consider a cult classic of artwork.
1955- REEFER BOY By Hal Ellson
Reefer Boy is the story of drug addiction and its attraction for juveniles. It is based on fact - the shameful, inescapable fact that society takes no responsibility for these lost and bitter children. So long as we permit these sordid conditions to exist, stories like 'Reefer Boy' will be true. -- 100 per cent Reefer Madness.
(1957) By James O. Causey
She could look like a wistful child and she loved to play games -- such as murder, men and marijuana.
Rape, Alcoholism, Marijuana and Prostitution in Alabama. Cover depicts a young woman and a boxcar full of hoboes, some are shooting craps, others sitting around. The blurb is on the back cover telling about the characters in the book, "The Spook - whose story of addiction to marijuana is both painful and hilarious"
Kids with ducktail hairdos and tight pants who live on marijuana and the big H and glory in viciousness. Juvenile Delinquent novel
Nick, who found release in marijuana--while he yearned for another man's wife.
By Morton Cooper (author of High School Confidential) Some delinquent punks with switchblades. Some girls who couldn't wait to ply an ancient trade .. A few cats who puffed reefers.
A separate world with hell just a few feet away Reefer smoke cast a thick blue haze over the purple warriors' club room. Etc. . .
1959 SEE HOW THEY BURN:
by Edwin Gilbert
- (original Title: The HOT AND THE COOL). "A world clouded with lust and Marijuana smoke, but Gilbert has given it a feeling of authenticity." - Florida TIMES UNION.
A story of teen-age prostitutes and marihuana DELL B SERIES B-139 (ORIGINAL 1959). Back cover reads; ". . where the girls are young and available, the drinks are strong and all a man needs is money . . . (meet) Whitey, Some Teenager, he could get you a stick of marijuana as fast as a coke!
1961 THE GOLDEN HOOLIGAN:
- (1961 ) By Thomes B. Dewey
Pete Schofield tangles with Marijuana and Murder in a sizzling case that's almost too hot to handle
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