Celebrating New Orleans With The Pulps

Unknown Artist

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras.  For many people, it will be their last chance to celebrate and indulge before the start of Lent.  Though there are annual celebrations across the country, the city that everyone think of when they hear the words “Mardi Gras” is New Orleans.  If you’ve not going to be able to get down to New Orleans this year to celebrate Mardi Gras, don’t worry.  Through the Shattered Lens has got you covered with these New Orleans and Mardi Gras-related pulp covers!

by Bernard Barton

by Earle Bergey

by Harry Bennett

by Mitchell Hooks

by Philip Ronfor

by Rudy Nappi

Artist Unknown

by William George

by Stanley Zuckerberg

Artist Profile: Harry Bennett (1919 — 2012)

Embracing Extasy

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these classic retro romance covers by Harry Bennett!  Born in New York and raised in Connecticut, Bennett served in World War II and later studied painting and illustration at Chicago’s American Academy of Art.  Starting in the 1950s, Bennett was one of the premier illustrators of gothic romance paperbacks.  After retiring from commercial illustration in his 60s, Bennett devoted himself to painting and exhibiting his own original work.

Bennett was responsible for a countless number of paperback covers.  A small sampling of his work can be found below:

Cry Shame 1950Angelfire Cobin's Fancy Mill Reef Hall My Lord Moonleigh Prince of Darkness The Devil on Lammas Night The Little Wax Doll Twin of Ice Twins of Fire Wanton Angel Warm Bodies Whitney My Love