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Of love forbidden

Of Love Forbidden front cover. A naked woman is sitting on the floor facing the viewer with arms and legs crossed, her chin resting on her right, bent knee. The background is a textured turquoise colour field, and the scene is lit from the top right in a hard light.
Paperback reprint of a pre-1950s lesbian-themed novel

Twilight women

Two female heads are shown, faces looking straight forward. One face is closer to the foreground, on the left, and partly covers the other one. The face of the one in the foreground is coloured in bright pink and that of the one in the background is coloured in purple. Both have darkened, long straight hair, depicted in solid black ink. Based on the tones of colour used for the faces, and on the use of the black, the artist conveys the light in the scene as a hard light that comes from the front left.
Erotica compiled as psychiatric case studies

Sexual behavior of the lesbian

Sexual Behaviour of the Lesbian front cover. The cover image is split into two spaces. The space on the left contains a black background with text. The space on the right contains an image of a naked blonde in profile, partly covered with a white cloth which wraps around the right and front part of her body. Her left side, which faces the reader, is partly exposed. She seems to be standing on a field of wildflowers. Her left leg is bent; foot pointed on the ground behind her. Her hands are on her shoulders as she gazes directly at the reader. Her hair is long, and her back is arched towards the back. The background is a texture of green, and the scene is lit from the top right.
Erotica compiled as psychiatric case studies

This too is love

This Too is Love front cover. A blonde sits on a white, carpeted floor, leaning on her left elbow, supported by a pile of cushions. She is barefoot, and her stilettos are seen next to the cushions along with a pack of cigarettes and an open matchbook. She wears a red, short, velvet dress with multi-row spaghetti straps. She faces the reader in a three-quarter angle towards the center-right of the image, and her knees are bent, legs and feet close together. Her left foot is raised from the heel, the toes touching her right heel. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, which arches over her right knee. Her chin rests on the back of her left hand. Her face faces the reader, but her slightly squinted eyes look toward her right, where another woman sits up from a lying position, stretched on a camel-back green sofa on the right side of her body. The woman is a brunette with hair to her nape and is dressed in a yellow blouse and brown capri pants. Her left arm is stretched over her left leg, and her torso is slightly lifted, resting on her right elbow. She looks straight at the blond with a half-smile. The scene is lit from the left, with the most light placed on the blonde.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Women's barracks

Women's Barracks front cover. A blonde, seemingly sitting down, is shown, from the top of her back upwards, at a three-quarter angle and in profile, showing her right shoulder and part of her right arm and the top of her back. Her hair is tied up with a hair clip at the top of her head and flows down to her nape. A strap of her brassiere is visible over her right shoulder. Her head, turned to her right, partially faces the reader. Her eyes are looking down toward her right. What seems to be a khaki military garment is partially shown, wrinkled, behind her back. Behind the blonde, to the left of the image, stands a brunette in profile, also at a three-quarter angle towards the back of the image, facing left. She has on a khaki military shirt that partially hangs, disclosing her shoulders and the top of her back, and exposing the strap of her brassiere on her left side. She seems to be wearing a khaki skirt. Her hair is up and she holds a cigarette in her left hand, which she stares at. The scene is lit from the top left.
Women's Barracks by Tereska Torrės is credited as the first of the mid-century pulp paperbacks to feature a lesbian-themed cover and contain passages describing physical intimacy between two women.

This bed we made

This Bed We Made front cover. Two women and one man are in a bedroom. A brunette with short, curly hair and a black negligee, lays on her back on a bed with a pink blanket, her shoulders and head on a propped-up pillow, looking slightly toward the right of the image with a slight smile and half-closed eyes. Behind the pillow, a wrought brass headboard is partly in view. Her left arm is bent at the elbow; hand curled inwards. She holds a cigarette in her right hand; outer side rested on her right thigh. She also wears stockings to the middle of her thighs. Sitting up on the bed by the brunette's legs is a blonde. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing right of the image, and she appears to be fully naked except for a nylon, light blue shawl which is wrapped around her hips and across her chest, covering her breasts. She holds the shawl with both arms crossed in front of her under her breasts and on her right hip. Her hair is tied in a ponytail with a light green bow, and her head is turned towards the brunette. In the background to the left, a man stands against the wall. He has short, brown hair parted to the side, and is wearing a dark blue t-shirt and gray pants with a black belt. His right hand is on his waist; the left arm stretched down across his side. He also looks down toward the brunette, with a slight smile on his lips. To his left, a bowl with fruits can be seen on a bedside table. The background matches the pink of the bed spread, and the scene seems to be lit from the right of the reader.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

So strange a love

So Strange a Love front cover. The busts of two women take up most of the visual space. One of them, a redhead, is on the right of the image and in the foreground, in profile, facing left of the reader and looking toward the same direction. Her hair is up on a bun to the left of her head, and she looks forward with wide open, blue eyes, lips slightly parted. Her torso is naked, and she is wearing an earring. Beside her, on her right and facing the reader, stands a brunette, partially covered by the redhead. Her wavy, loose hair flips over her shoulders, and she is looking at the redhead with half-open eyes. Her torso, too, is naked. The background is purplish blue, and the scene is lit from the front-left.
'A strange story of a married couple, each enmeshed in an illicit affair with a younger woman, and the erotic love the two younger women found in one another.'

Chris

Chris front cover. The face of a blond woman with head leaned back looking directly toward the reader and bathed in a red light dominates the image on all the edges, as a background. Her mouth is in rest and her eyes are half-closed. To the bottom right, and partially covering the blonde's face, another figure of a blonde is seen, with her back to the reader. She has long, wavy hair, bangs hanging over her eyebrows. Her body is twisted to the front and left, and her head hangs down to the left, equally turned and with eye closed. Her arms are crossed across her chest, both hands clasped to the other arm. She wears a black skirt that is unzipped at the back and her entire back is bare. The scene is lit from the front-left.
Chris faces a difficult choice between her relationship with Shelia "Dizz" Dizendorf and the hope of happiness with Carol Martin

Twisted year (The)

The Twisted Year front cover. On a black background, the body of a woman and three women's heads, floating in the space over a texture of purple are displayed. The full-bodied woman is a blonde who sits up, torso lifted and legs across a bed covered with a purple blanket. Her right leg is bent under the left one, which also bends slightly. Her body faces the reader, head towards the left of the image. She is supported on her right, extended arm to the side. Her other hand rests on the bed, in front of her. She is wearing a white, full-body slip and shoes that have crossed straps at the top of the foot. Her head is bowed, and her eyes look down, slightly towards her left. Above her on the left, three monochromatic, floating heads are seen in a vertical sequence. Two brunettes at top and bottom, and a blonde in the center., with a cigarette hanging from her lips. The brunette at the top looks straight at the reader. The blonde has short hair, and her head is slightly turned to her left, with a cigarette hanging from her lips. The brunette at the bottom has hair to her nape and looks straight on to the blonde on the bed. Hard light comes from the front left, illuminating mostly the blonde on the bed.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Whispered sex (The)

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Los Angeles was nothing like what Joyce expected it to be.

Twilight girl

Twilight Girl front cover: Over a red, textured background, a bed with white sheets is placed sideways to the reader, at the bottom of the image. A pillow is placed on it, to the right of the reader. A blond woman with short, curly hair sits on the bed facing the reader, her body at a three-quarter angle facing right. Her legs are crossed under the knees and are at a diagonal angle, bare feet pointing out toward the left of the image. She wears a white slip and a white, strapless brassiere. Her right hand is placed over her chest as she leans on her left arm, which stretches out toward the pillow. Her head is slightly tilted to her right, and she looks down with a serious expression on her face. Behind the bed stands a brunette with short hair and bangs, to the far right of the image. She is wearing a black negligee and stands at a three-quarter angle facing left of the image. Her right arm is bent at the elbow; forearm placed over her stomach. Her left arm is also bent, elbow on her right hand stretched-out fingers, and a cigarette is lit in her hand, fingers bent and pointing upwards. She is looking down at the blonde with a stern expression, head raised slightly. The scene is lit from the top left, casting a shadow to the side of the bed facing the reader.
Lorraine ‘Lon’ Harris explores the Los Angeles lesbian bar scene.

I, spanking lesbian

Spanking Lesbian front cover. The cover has a white background with the text, and a smaller square in the center, depicting an image of two naked women, both brunettes. One of them stands to the right of the image holding a stick with her left hand. Her hair is straight and long and covers her bare chest. She is leaning over another woman who lies on her stomach, head away from the reader. Her buttocks are fully visible from the back, and the stick that the other woman holds is over and across them. The headboard of the bed is partially seen in front of her head, which is partially visible under her shoulder blades. The scene is lit from the front right, seemingly with artificial light.
A collection of psycho-sexual 'case histories'