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American Art Enterprises was the parent company behind all of Milton Luro's many and varied publications.   Beginning with his earliest nudist magazines in the late 1950s, he credited all his publishing endeavours with the lofty name "American Art."

  After success with nudist and later men's magazines, Luros turned to book publishing, and his racy paperback original fictions were issued under the name Brandon House ( followed soon after by a mostly non-fiction line named Barclay House).   These hundreds of volumes published between 1964 and 1973, would later become the source of thousands of other book publications as the decades turned.    American Art and Publishers Consultants became the copyright holder/names behind the subsequent publishing endeavours -- for in the mid-70s, Luros began selling off his adult industry interests to porn-world heavies like Reuben Sturman with his shadowy ties to the mafia.   After the ownership transfer, dozens and dozens of booklines would be created from offices of American Art and Publishers Consultants -- each line offering a mix of new texts (from some interesting new writers), as well as (far in the majority) older texts, repackaged with new titles, misleading author credits, and of course, new cover design.    

These dozens and dozens of new booklines and series often borrowed the vibes of various successful other book lines from other adult publishing entities.    Most often imitated was Liverpool Library with its simple cover design which suggested a degree of playful innocence by virtue of its clean line-drawings -- and whose copyright page bore a Scandenavian address (furthering an image of a forward-thinking healthy society in which sex is not only accepted, but celebrated for its life-affirming natural power).   Also imitated were some Greenleaf lines and some Star Distributor lines -- including ones devoted exclusively to the niche, taboo-fantasy realms of sexual violence, bestiality and incest.   American Art published well into the late 1980s, which stands as the very end of the adult book publishing era.    By then, the Brandon House book empire that began in the early 60s had succumbed to more lucrative and higher-price-point items (such as adult video) in the battle over shelf space in the last of the adult book stores -- stores which sadly would no longer carry adult books at all.    

See below for a selection of the American Art/Publisher's Consultants adult booklines and click further to see the books themselves.

Be sure to cross-check the "Writers" and "Artists" and "Themes" areas also!  
New books will be added as they become available.  

 
   

 
Dansk Blue Books
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Dansk Blue Books began appearing in the months after Liverpool Library Press was setting the new standard for adult fiction. Sharing the Scandenavian vibe of the LLP books, Dansk Blue Books also featured cover illustrations in the LLP style with the innovation being that the covers were full color as opposed to simpler, more spare line drawings. As with the rest of the American Art output, there will be a mix of new texts and older re-printed Brandon and Barclay books. Some familiar names will appear here, such a s Richard E. Geis, and others.  
 
Brighton Books
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Following on the heels of Dansk, came the Brighton series, borrowing a British port city for the name of the bookline in an attempt to associate itself with Liverpool Library Press,. 
Bristol Library Press
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Another British port city lends its name to the porn book cause.  
Dover
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As in the White Cliffs of Dover, another British port city gets its own book line -- perhaps spreading the vibe from Liverpool down by associaition.
Valley Circle
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Valley Circle published some of American Art's most deviant titles, though many were well-written works by the erotician William Henry.
Illicit Library
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Illicit Library took upon itself the task of providing some of the more taboo subject matter issued by American Art/Publishers Consultants  
Lancaster Catalog
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Though it seems a bit more of a stretch than the others, Lancashire and Lancaster are similar sounding names -- and nearly complete the American Art bookline homage to Liverpool Library. Lancaster Press books were distinguished by the fact that the great Bill Ward offered his services as a cover artist for some very memorable books.
Illicit Lust Library
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Not to be confused with Illicit Library (shown above), Illicit Lust Library was a seperate publishing effort by American Art/Publishers Consultants reprinting subject matter even more taboo than its predecessor.  
Montmartre Press
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