Sunday, September 25, 2005


Book Lust

It's not often that I expect to find book leads in Budget Living magazine, but their current issue has John Waters in a priceless picture on their back-page "My Best Buy" column:

No, you are not misreading that title: it's The Loves of Liberace. Waters found it at San Francisco's Kayo Books -- a great store, by the way, if you're looking for ultra-campy old paperback pulps. (Check out their cover art gallery.) As for Loves, "It was published by press agents," Waters explains, "to convince people that Liberace had lots of girlfriends, which is ludicrous."

Did the ruse succeed? Well, let's get closer look at that cover:

Can't you just feel the sexual tension there? Can't you? Can't y....

Oh. You can't.

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