Sin shown in spades

Verve gallery displays pulp fiction

Juicy pulp gets a big squeeze in “Uncensored Confessions,” the current art offering at the Verve gallery in Los Angeles, in which Hollywood is center stage.

The site is showcasing poster-sized blowups of cover art from 1930-60 pulp fiction. Repped are some of Hollywood’s favorite writers, such as Jim Thompson (“Wild Town,” “Bad Boy”), “Perry Mason” creator Erle Stanley Gardner (“Case of the Sulky Girl”), William Irish (“Marihuana”), “Fu Manchu” author Sax Rohmer (“Tales of Chinatown”) and H.G. Wells (“The Invisible Man”).

The titles, all featuring provocative cover art and taglines, include “Muscle Boy,” “Blonds are Skin Deep,” “Lust Can’t Hide,” and “Naked in Hollywood” (“Carla was a beautiful New York model; she would do anything to become a star …”)

The art exhibit’s title comes from the tagline of “Sin on Wheels”: “The uncensored confessions of a trailer camp tramp.”

The show runs through Feb. 15.

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