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Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

thanks wikimedia commons {PD-US-not renewed}

Though this is a magazine cover from January (1931), I think it's perfect for today - Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love how typically thirties-elegant this black cat looks even though it's supposed to be scary. Besides, look past the puffed-up fur and the arched back and you see it's only a skinny little kitty. Tonight we'll try to grab the black feral girl cat that adopted our porch and hide her inside in a dog crate till the holiday is over.

"Ghost Stories" was one of a number of pulp titles published by the magazine editor Harold Hersey, whose Wikipedia page begins by describing him as "a pulp editor and publisher, and published several volumes of poetry." Doesn't that sound dicey? But then you learn he worked with Margaret Sanger and corresponded with Ezra Pound, so he really did have fine talents. Publishing good pulp mags is a talent, too, I think.

Happy Halloween, my friends!


Katnip Lounge said...

I like the claws!

Good luck with the trapping.

jen said...

Looks like a great book to curl up with on Halloween night!


Anita said...

Happy and terryfing Halloween!!

curator said...

Hi KatnipLounge, I did get the little kitty safely inside - she is pouting in a carrier right now! Hi Jen and Anita, and I hope you are having a very fun night!

Fin said...

Happy Halloween!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween Fin! Boy the fun size snickers are flying out the door. -- Curator - who forgot to sign in