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 cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. 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. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.