Cabinet 5: Holledge & Others
John Burke, Look Back in Anger. Sydney: Four Square Books and Horwitz, 1961. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9610.B87 .L66
James Workman, Cleopatra of Egypt. 1st Horwitz ed. London ; Sydney: Horwitz, 1963. Pulp Literature Special Collections PR9611.W67 C53
In order to sell more copy, the publishers of pulps often capitalized on artistic or literary events. John Burke’s adaptation of John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger was but one example, brazenly trumpeted as ‘a brilliant play…a powerful film (starring Richard Burton and Claire Bloom) …an explosive novel.’ Another was James Workman’s Cleopatra of Egypt, which contains a still from the film of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the back cover. And if Geoff Wyatt could only have predicted that his Island of Flames was the precursor to the popular television series ‘Survivor’, it would have made him – and Horwitz – much richer!