Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ed Wood alert! Fancy schmancy new book available!

A super-classy book about a not-so-classy subject: Ed Wood's literary career.

Way back in November 2011, New York's Boo-Hooray art gallery (265 Canal Street #101) ran an exhibition of Ed Wood's paperback books, most of which have now become rare and expensive collectibles. The show ran until early December, when the books were donated to Cornell's human sexuality collection. (Anybody up for a road trip? No? Okay then.) Almost two years later, the curators of that exhibit, Michael Daley and Johan Kugelberg, have released a rather chi-chi-looking companion book, Ed Wood's Sleaze Paperbacks, which is now available at the website. It's forty bucks, but the shipping is free. I'm posting this announcement here, because the book just became available this week (it was supposed to be out September 30) and will have a limited run of 750 copies. Can you also get it through Amazon? Yup. My copy should be arriving any day now. When it does, I'll be sure to give you a full report. In the meantime, here's a little promotional video for the original 2011 exhibit.