File X (14)
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Pulp, Spectacles

In response to the demands of HiLobrow, Boing Boing and io9 readers, here’s the fourteenth in what is now a series of twenty posts showcasing my collection of midcentury paperbacks the titles of which include an “X.”

Madame X (1966), adapted by Michael Avallone from the 1966 movie of that title, story/screenplay by Jean Holloway.

Bonus: Below, another “X” title from the same author.

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Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based semiotic culture and brand analyst. He is editor/publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age science fiction imprint HILOBOOKS. In addition, Josh is co-author of several books, including (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) the family activities guides UNBORED, UNBORED GAMES, and the forthcoming UNBORED ADVENTURE. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT.