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Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Dec 8 13:29:38 EST 2020


My understanding is that Tijuana Bible and eight-page Bible are equivalent terms.  Eight pages was the overwhelmingly popular length for these short pornographic booklets, although a few were longer.


John Baker


On Dec 8, 2020, at 12:24 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:


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The 1955 cite is also given in GDoS.

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On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 12:01 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 1955 _Juvenile Delinquency (Obscene and Pornographic Materials) :
> Hearings before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary,
> Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency in the U.S., Eighty-Fourth
> Congress, First Session_ [Wash. D.C.: GPO, 1955] 374: I would say the
> most prevalent would be the type known to us [on the LAPD], or in the
> language of the people who deal in it, as the Tijuana Bible, which is a
> small booklet, about 2 by 3 inches, of a cartoon type, that is very lewd or
> very obscene in its character.
>
> JL
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 2:30 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > "Tijuana Bible"
> >
> > The same as or different from an
> >
> > "Eight-Page Bible"?
> >
> >
>

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