Side Street (Vintage Paperback, Jeanne Carmen cover model)
Wright, Watkins writing as Wright Williams
New York: Uni-Book 20 / Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation, Circa 1951. Vintage paperback. First printing of this edition. First published by Phoenix Press, 1938. Later reprinted by Beacon Books. Alluring and well captured photo cover, featuring actress and pinup, Jeanne Carmen (presumed): brunette in blue dress with cigarette in hand, standing in a doorway and looking through her brow. The audience gets the sense that she knows what she's doing (or what she just did). Distraught singles gather at a sexy safe haven in Manhattan, an old mansion where they are caught in "poignant ecstasy that exaled the senses."
Small chips to spine ends, front cover, and lower tip, light rubbing. Very Good.
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