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Bee-Line lists itself on the copyright page as a New York Corporation
but in its earliest books through 1966, provides its "Editorial Office" address as:
4102 Lee Road
Cleveland 28, Ohio
In 1967, the editorial office moved to
145 East 52nd Street
New York, New York

Perhaps we should not be thrown off by the bumble-bee logo (see above) and recognize that Bee-line Books name announced a line of "B" books akin to the "B" movies which were the low-budget exploitation films sharing the bottom half of the double-feature program bill.  Or perhaps the Bee-line had to do with "B-Girls" who populated both those films and the tawdry bar-rooms that Bee-line's exclusively male demographic no doubt frequented (if only in their minds).  Whatever the true title association/origin, Bee-line appeared at the height of the mid-60s sex book boom.  Greenleaf and Grove Press had won their censorship battles, and the market was wide open for hot sleaze.  The company was established by David Zentner who had great success in 1960s mens magazines and could easily secure shelf-space for a new line of paperback books.

The initial offerings were in the superspy and Spillane modes bearing titles which spoofed current and classic best-seller titles; such as FOR WHOM THE BELLES TOIL, IN HOT BLOOD, DAMES PEOPLE PLAY WITH, and many other groaners.  Gradually, Bee-line shifted with the times.   In late-1967, Bee-Line owner Zenter got involved with Maurice Girodias and his Olympia Press in exile from France.  They set up shop together at
386 Park Avenue, New York, NY, and began a new series entitled The Ophelia Press, re-printing many of the Travelers' Companion Books (which were being pirated by almost everyone else in the business) but augmenting the line with originals as well.   This was not the only American publishing enterprise for Girodias, for after not too long, the Bee-Line connection fizzled and Girodias moved out to Los Angeles for one final stab at making his mark in the American Erotica world.
Bee-Line carried on with a steady production of books, hardening its subjects with the times -- their cover designs lose flair as they proceed through the 1970s and into the 1980s (and even 1990s) with bland photo images.   But Bee-Line Books were die-hards and proved to be the Last Man Standing in the adult publishing world.

Check out the adult Bee-Line books here!

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

   

Here's a special catalog selection of Bee-Line books.   Enjoy!
 

SIMMER AND SMOKE by King Coral

King Coral
106 (1965)
FINE MINUS/AS NEW
$35
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Graham G. Grahame
114 (1966)
NEAR FINE
$20
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Carl Dodd
120 (1966)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$18
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Kent Hadley
122 (1966)
NEAR FINE
$18
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VICE AND CONSENT by John Castle

John Castle
136 (1966)
NEAR FINE or better
$30
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King Coral
140 (1966)
NEAR FINE
$25
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Roger James
165 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS
$10
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THE PINK-FLESHED NIGHTMARE by Roger James

Roger James
171 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$20
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Ed Norman
190 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS
$12/SOLD
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STRANGE SISTERS by David Key

David Key
195 (1967)
FINE MINUS
$30
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NAUGHTY YOUNG NURSE by Lola

Lola
215 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$20
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SEXPLOSION by Inge Carnelle

Inge Carnelle
216 (1967)
VERY GOOD or better
$20
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GIRL-GO-ROUND by Ed Normann

Ed Normann
219 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$20
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John Falcone
220 (1967)
NEAR FINE
$18
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Val Serran
234 (1967)
FINE MINUS
$25
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THE GREEN-EYED NYMPHO

Mark Johnson
252 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS
$16
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SATAN'S MISTRESS by Cindy Farmer

Cindy Farmer
Bee-Line 338N (1968)
FINE MINUS
$35
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YUM YUM GIRL by Richard Trainor

Richard Trainor
349N (1968)
NEAR FINE
$22
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April Morgan
368-N (1969)
NEAR FINE
$35
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STAG FILM GIRLS

Alan Hunter
384-N (1969)
NEAR FINE
$20
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Les Tucker (Jack Moskowitz)
373-n (1969)
VERY GOOD PLUS (SIGNED)
$35/SOLD
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EXECUTIVE WIFE SWAPPERS

Jack Turner
449-Z (1970)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$18
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PRIME PIECE

King Coral
458-Z (1970)
NEAR FINE or better
$20
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SEX  SLAVES OF THE BLACK MASS

Richard Nathan
5001-D (1971)
VERY GOOD PLUS
$18/SOLD
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THE BACK DOOR GANG

Jack C. Shuffler
5011-D (1971)
NEAR FINE or better
$22
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THREE'S A BALL by Paul Fillmore

Paul Fillmore
5015-T (1971)
VERY GOOD PLUS or better
$25
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HORNY TEACHER

P.E. Dant
5060-T (1971)
NEAR FINE or better
$25/SOLD
buy!

NEW BEELINE BOOKS TO
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