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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 21:14:32 EST 2020


Ending where I should have begun, with a Google search, I found 110,000 raw
hits for "eight-page bible" vs. 186,000 for "Tijuana bible." Since there
are surprisingly-many instances of strings like "eight-page Bible
[whatever]," the number of cooked hits for "eight-page bible" in the
relevant meaning would be very much reduced.

Wikipedia:
Tijuana bibles (also known as eight-pagers, Tillie-and-Mac books,
Jiggs-and-Maggie books, jo-jo books, bluesies, blue-bibles, gray-backs, and
two-by-fours) were palm-sized pornographic comic books produced in the
United States from the 1920s to the early 1960s.

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"?
> >
> > --
> > - Wilson
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> > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> > come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > -Mark Twain
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-- 
- Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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