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Apr 20

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Good Show Sir comments: More like High Cooch, amirite!

Ryan sends in a new batch of crap from Yuma!

Published 1981

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 2.35 out of 10)
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27 Responses to “High Couch of Silistra”

  1. Cornelius Says:

    “Could someone help me with this bearskin stuck up my butt?”

  2. Tor Mented Says:

    I am always going to see this as “High Couch of Sinatra.”
    Is that Nancy? Then her boots are made for knockin’.

  3. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    The courtesan has a tail.

    Janet got tomorrow’s universe right, coz today’s universe has furries.

  4. NomadUK Says:

    The Mariette Hartley they couldn’t give us in 1969.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApJGN_-i1so

  5. Steve S Says:

    Is she holding a pet chimpanzee?
    In which case what is the chimps other hand doing?
    Bubbles, really!

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    The medium height bean-bag of Sillinesstra!

  7. fred Says:

    Lookoing at the chimpanzee, all I can think of is ‘What has Dick Blade gotten himself into this time?’.
    If that helmet is custom made, the wearer has a very odd head.

  8. Cornelius Says:

    “It was way past time for Debbie’s bikini wax.”

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    The High Couch of Siliconistra

    “A circular tale with many uplifting moments”

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    The casting-couch of Silistra. Hence the shiny helmet.

    She held that pose so long a tree-sloth took up residence.

  11. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Frederick’s of Barsoom.

  12. JuanPaul Says:

    I’m glad she had the modesty to cover her right knee.

  13. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Okay…I didn’t realize the furry was a chimp.

    She ought to spank that monkey.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Aw, yeah, Ryan’s been prospecting in the desert to bring us more treasure!

    TBF, this isn’t a bad illustration for the premise. No bighanditis, her boobs aren’t plastic, and her body shape’s realistic. Except for that crease down the middle of her torso. The chain mail bikini and tiara are par for the course as an SF/F courtesan.

    It looks like the artist ran out of time (or ran out of time and was replaced). Silistra there is lovingly rendered, but along the lower part of the page and the background, it’s all “this is due at the printer’s, slap some more paint on it!” The weird helmet and sword-y things you can sort of see, but the background and couch are just blobs. Also I’m worried she’s going to trip over her bearskin, it seems to be wrapped around her leg and foot.

    Eh, it brings in the punters.

    @Tat, @Bruce, @The Blue (13): Heh.

  15. The Blue Are Coming Says:

    Why is cover girl rolling her eyes? Did she read the book?

  16. Emster Says:

    No one knew that the hairy barbarian warrior was the Courtesan of Silistra in disguise – she enjoyed going to the pub for a pint and meat pie like everyone else… peeled grapes… phooey!

  17. JJYoyo Says:

    I am seeing Julie Newmar more than Marietta Hartley.
    @ Bruce A Munro: GSS!

  18. Max Bathroom Says:

    @JJYoyo
    Oh come off it: she’s obviously Raquel Welch.

  19. Nomad Says:

    JJYoyo@16, et al: All I can say is, if Spock’s not going into pon farr when this Zarabeth takes off her bearskin, he’s not regressing the way the Atavachron meant him to!

  20. Tor Mented Says:

    She reminds me more of Kay Lenz, perhaps best known for “House” and the MST-3K-worthy movie “Prisoners of the Lost Universe.”
    @Bruce: Another GSS.

  21. fred Says:

    Sheree North.

  22. Emster Says:

    The High Courtesan of Silistra liked to dress in her hairy warrior costume so that she could go incognito to the pub for a pint and a pie… peeled grapes – phooey!

  23. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: Yes, sometimes a gal just needs to put on comfy clothes and have hearty junk food!

    @Tor: I’m seeing the Kay resemblance now. Being a woman of a certain age, I know her as “that woman who was always a TV guest star” and “the woman who had the sense to divorce David Cassidy”. She knows how to strike this pose.

    Wiki tells me that not only is she still with us, she actually won an Emmy for an episode I remember seeing!

  24. Max Bathroom Says:

    @To and @GSS
    Kay Lenz was in that ’70s romcom with William Holden as well, wasn’t she?

  25. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Max: Yes, she was, and won awards even though it was a mega-bomb (Clint Eastwood directing a romantic drama/comedy???).

    Her IMDB page is very long. She seems to be retired now.

  26. Tor Mented Says:

    @Max: Yep, she actually had a lot of roles, like GSS-xn said.
    But when “Prisoners of the Lost Universe” came on the RiffTrax channel on Pluto, my first reaction was: “Hey, wasn’t she a replacement on “Charlie’s Angels”? And had that funny cameo in “Annie Hall”?
    Nope, that was Shelley Hack.

  27. Tor Mented Says:

    Holy cow. I just saw this trivia on IMDB for “Annie Hall.”
    Kay Lenz was offered the title role, but her boyfriend David Cassidy convinced her to turn it down.

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