Saturday 12 January 2013

The Detective Tales cover for January

It is the time of the month when I upload on this blog a cover from Detective Tales and comment on it. I have decided to go for simplicity this time. This is the cover from January 1943. Compared to last year, when I uploaded on Vraie Fiction the January 1939 cover, which was filled with sadistic imagery (including a trickle of innocent blood), outlandish settings and many characters, this one is much more sober. You only see the frightened face of the blonde heroine as an assaillant out of the frame cuts the wire of the telephone she is using. To call who? The police, a boyfriend, the hero? She is a damsel in distress like the magazine seemed to love on its cover. In our day and age of wireless phones, cell phones, internet connections, we forget how crucial could be the access to a phone not so long ago. This is why I find this cover interesting and this is why I uploaded it here today.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think she's phoning for pizza and the guy cutting the phone line is the Weight Watchers rep.

Guillaume said...

That would be a very zealous Weight Watchers rep.

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