The Case of the Duplicate Daughter

26 10 2007


Duplicate Daughter
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

Where’s Perry Mason when I need him?

Ack! I am a victim of identity theft!! Paula has been duplicated!

The story: My parents received a UPS invoice for me at their address in Palo Alto. It seems that someone sent a package in my name, and nearly their same address (my address 2 years ago when I lived at my folks’), except with an Indiana zip code of 47432 instead of a CA one of 94306. UPS sent the invoice to me, due by the end of the month. The package originated in Bloomington, IN, and was delivered to Greenwood, Indiana. I don’t even know anyone in Indiana!!! (or at least I don’t think I do) – and I don’t have a UPS account!

Do you know anyone at 132 Meander, Greenwood IN 46142?

I sent a detailed note to UPS, telling them of the situation. I hope this can be cleared up. I hope they didn’t buy whatever it was in my name, too!! I was mugged a little less than two years ago, and had all my stuff stolen. Also, IBM lost my employee info (or allowed it to be stolen). Who knows what else is out there in my name. Sigh.

This vintage pulp cover seemed apropos for today. Inform me if you know the illustrator (otherwise unknown).

Update: I did find out there is a Paula Marie Wirth in Bloomingdale (not Bloomington)… and a Richard Wirth in Bloomington, IN. I wonder if UPS made a major mistake? Curiouser and curiouser…





Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

7 10 2007


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes.

I’ve been looking for the original first edition hardback of this novel by Anita Loos, with illustrations by Ralph Barton (one of my favorite illustrators) for ever so long.

Until then, this paperback edition (with the sultry cover illustration by Earle K. Bergey) will have to do. Check out the expressions on all those lecherous men, ogling the blond beauty and her substantial charms!

For hundred of other scintillating pulp covers, please visit my pulp cover collection, or the Flickr Pulp Fiction pool.