|Vintage Pulp||Apr 25 2023|
And you don't want Jack knowing you either, if you owe him licensing fees.
Above is another French paperback cover that used U.S. actor Jack Palance as inspiration, this time from Éditions André Martel for its Collection d'Espionnage Le Crabe. Like the previous example, this one was based on a promo image from 1950's Panic in the Streets. The title of the book translates to “riot on command,” and H.T. Perkins was a house pseudonym used by several authors. As far as fees go, even if Palance ever knew he was an unwitting model for this cover, we doubt he got paid. So it's probably a good thing the cover artist is uncredited. French artists have papier-mâché muscles, while Palance was six-three and an experienced boxer. You didn't want him coming after you for money. See the other Palance here.
FranceÉditions André MartelH.T. PerkinsAndré MartelJack PalanceVolodymir Palahniukcover artliterature