Sinister Cinema: Bathtub Pulp

Pulps in the Movies! On Sale Every Wednesday.

Once again our resident adviser on all things woodpulp ransacks the archives of Hollywood for purposes of amusement and instruction. An education with a smile.

That adviser, of course, none other than John Locke, here to report:

You know those water-damaged pulps that no one wants in their collection?

This is one of the ill-advised methods by which those pulps got that way.

Hearts of the West (1975) is about an aspiring western novelist and avid pulp reader — played by Jeff Bridges, seen here — who falls into the stuntman business in 1930’s Hollywood.

He’s reading the July 15, 1935 Dime Western.

Note the stack of pulps on top of the toilet tank.

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