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Feb 8, 2012

Twinsies

Well, would you look at that.




(props to carrie for the Shirley Jackson pic!)

13 comments:

Erik (Drunketh) said...

Holy Shit.

I always thought that was some cool artwork for the film. And it actually fits really well. So the book is the original, is that what I'm meant to believe? Quite surely. Or not?

Cool though. I'm still partial to the variant with the box cutter thought.

Anonymous said...

This is the coolest thing I've seen all day.

--Mitch, The Video Vacuum

Stacie Ponder said...

@Eric- I have no idea about any of it, which came first, what the source art piece actually is, etc. Think I'll get out my oversized magnifying glass and do some detecting work tomorrow!

Ryan Clark said...

Yessss. I was always hoping I'd run into that paperback because I love the novel and the artwork. Found a pristine copy at Salvation Army a few weeks ago. I was very happy!

Ryan Clark said...

And yes, the book came first. That version was printed in 1963.

michael said...

Not as fun but I noticed the same woman (in a bra) on the posters for Tim "Robot Holocaust" Kincaid's The Female Response and Ken "Shockwaves" Wiederhorn's King Frat.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6142/6005463303_0869ff8bcf_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/6005463271_75c530feee_b.jpg

Aaron said...

i've read the book and seen the film, different stories.
Thought the book cover might be fake, but it's here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/27233/covers/

Bit of pilfering been going on i think!!

Arbogast said...

Take it from an old guy that a paperback costing 60 cents predates the circa-1978 locandia by a long stretch. The artist of the cover for the Jackson novel is William Teason, who did covers for a lot of mystery novels back in the 40s and 50s.

Arbogast said...

"... locandina...", rather.

Carrie said...

Thanks for the background on the image, Arbogast!

Kaijinu said...

6_9...which came first?...

Richard of DM said...

Great movie, great book.

kermode said...

I have this printing of We Have Always Lived In the Castle (which is an *amazing* book).