From 1960 to 1964, South Sea Stories brought its readers the latest in sordid, tropical drama. South Sea Stories was actually a revival of a pulp magazine that had briefly been published in 1939. It was very much a men’s magazine, with a mix of adventures stories and centerfolds. The covers left little doubt that the tales of the South Sea Stories weren’t for those seeking a relaxing vacation. Instead, South Sea Stories was all about smugglers, wild animals, and women in sarongs.
For anyone currently dreaming of taking a tropical vacation right now, here are a few of the covers of South Sea Stories. All of these covers look, to me, like they were done by Mark Schneider but I can only definitely confirm that the first three were his work.
I think this final cover is actually from the original 1939 run but I just had to include it because of the dead body floating in the surf.