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Mandate: The National Magazine of Entertainment & Eros

 

 

Sixth issue of "Mandate: The National Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (Volume 1 #6, September 1975) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 64 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Featuring articles, fashion, entertainment, music, reviews, and tasteful male nude photographs. Highlights include:

*Patti Labelle interviewed (with two photos);

*lengthy article and photospread entitled "Spotlight on Cabaret" (with nine photographs by Roy Blakey);

*male and female fashion spread entitled "Champagne, Couture, and Casablanca" (with nine photographs);

*photospread and centerfold of "Mandate Man" Mike Eason (with nine photographs, including centerfold);

*male photospread entitled "Men in Plain Brown Wrappers" (with eight photographs);

*much more.

 

 

Seventh issue of "Mandate: The National Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (Volume 1 #7, October 1975) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 72 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Featuring articles, fashion, entertainment, music, reviews, and tasteful male nude photographs. Highlights include:

 

*review of "Three Days of the Condor" with Robert Redford (with two photographs);

*five-page photospread of Mandate Man Rick Cook (with ten photographs);

*interview of Continental Baths (Manhattan, New York) owner Steve Ostrow (with portrait photos);

*interview of film maker Dennis Dike who had just released his 35mm color film documenting his transvestite fantasies entitled "I Love His Legs" (with two photos);

*six-page photospread entitled "Suddenly, Sicilian Summer" (with 14 photos taken of young Sicilian men at the beach);

*theatre production of "Equus" reviewed (with two photos, one of actor Thomas Hulce, and splendid full-page shot of Anthony - Tony - Perkins);

*male fashion photospread "Fall Forecast" (with six photos);

*four-page photospread "Calendar '76 - Manscape: Contours of the Male" (with three photos by Roy Blakey and Ron Larson);

*article on female rock group "Isis" and lead singer Carole MacDonald (with several photos);

*much, much more.

 

 

Ninth issue of "Mandate: The National Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (Volume 1 #9, December 1975) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 88 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Featuring articles, fashion, entertainment, music, reviews, and tasteful male nude photographs. Highlights include:

*article on, and interview of, Peggy Lee (with two photographs, including a splendid full-page shot);

*five-page male and female fashion photospread entitled "A Winter's Tale" (with seven photos);

*photospread of Mandate Man Mark Thompson (with four photos);

*short article on Rudolf Nureyev (with four photos, including one full-page);

*three-page photospread of the men from Man's Image (with six photos);

*article on, and interview of, young actor/dancer Brian De Stazio (with four photos);

*article on, and interview of, gay film maker Jack Deveau of Hand-in-Hand Films (with three photos, and reproduction of one of his film posters);

*much, much more.

 

Issue #15 of "Mandate: The International Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (July 1976) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 76 pages including front and rear covers.

 

 

Featuring articles, fashion, entertainment, music, reviews, and a few tasteful male nude photographs in compliance with eBay policy. Highlights include:

*short article on rock singer Mark Farner (with two photos);

*exclusive interview of actor Rod Steiger (with six photos);

*six-page male summer fashion spread shot in Rio de Janeiro (with nine photos);

*two photographs of Rip Colt Studio model Wes Christiansen;

*six-page photospread entitled "Fire Islers" shot at Fire Island (with six photos, including centerspread, by Target Studios);

*delightful two-page article and photospread of the film "Stay Hungry" (with four photographs, three of them of Arnold Schwartzenegger who played Joe Santo in the film);*much, much more.

 

 

Issue #27 of "Mandate: The International Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (July 1977) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 72 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Featuring articles, fashion, entertainment, music, reviews, and a few tasteful male nude photographs in compliance with eBay policy. Highlights include:

*review of Tennessee Williams' new play "Vieux Carre" set in a New Orleans rooming house (with three photos);

*exclusive interview of writer William Burroughs (with seven photos);

*photographs by Man's Image, Colt Studio, Target, and Roy Blakey;

*profile of German-born, Montreal-based artist Peter Flinsch (with five splendid reproductions from his body of work);

*article on male tattoos entitled "The Cobra Tattoo" (with five photos);

*much, much more.

 

 

Issue #30 of "Mandate: The International Magazine of Entertainment & Eros" (October 1977) published by Modernismo Publications out of New York City. A quality, glossy stapled Newsweek-size magazine containing 72 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Featuring articles, entertainment, music, reviews, and a few tasteful male nude photographs in compliance with eBay policy. Highlights include:

*article "Vincent Price as Oscar Wilde" (with full-page photo of Vincent Price, then starring in John Gay's one-man play about Wilde entitled "Diversions and Delights");

*photospread of Mandate Man Shon Dudas (by Joel Kudler);

*splendid article on turn-of-the-century photographer Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (with his photograph, and three from his body of work);

*short article on punk rock artist Debbie Harry (with three photos, one a magnificent full-page shot of her);

*photographs by Crawford Barton;

*fabulous article entitled "Warhol's World" (with illustration of Andy Warhol by RPK, and seven photos of Warhol associates: "Who's involved in the actual production of the Warholiana?");

*fabulous article on, and interview of, Jackie Curtis (with three photos);

*fabulous article on, and interview of, Holly Woodlawn (with six photos);

*fabulous article on Candy Darling (with photo); *much, much more.

 

 

 

MAGNUS

 

Only two issues were published of this title, and both are rare.

Issue Number One of "Magnus: A Journal of Collective Faggotry" (Summer 1976) published out of San Francisco by the Magnus Collective. A superior gay left publication issued during the heady days of the gay liberation movement, and named after pioneer, militant German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), a quality Newsweek-size stapled magazine containing 52 pages including front and rear covers.

With magnificent photographs and artwork, contents include:

 

-article "On Our Identity As Faggots" by "rama" (where he concludes, "gay people are culturally colonized people");

-poetry by Joseph Cady, Micael Tapia, Tom Kennedy ("Apple Pie As A Hetero Lie"), rama (who writes, "I am a faggot in revolt!") and Aaron Shurin;

-article "Fragments of Metaphysical Pornography" by Martin Worman;

-article "Five Fallacies About Gay History" by Arthur Evans;

-article "Root Street" by Tim Corbett (on the gay liberation movement from the perspective of a working class, white gay male);

-splendid two page photospread of Gay Freedom Day in San Francisco, 1976;

-article "Practice Makes Powerful" (on gay liberation's disruption of the panel discussion sponsored by the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine held on April 6, 1976 at the New York Academy of Medicine, at which the "homosexuality as pathology" proponents Irving Beiber, Charles Socarides, and Lionel Ovesey were present);

-report of the Men's Gay Awareness Group held on June 24, 1975 in Mexico City; -much, much more.

 

Issue Number Two (Final Published) of "Magnus" now subtitled "A Socialist Journal of Gay Liberation" (Summer 1977) published out of San Francisco by the Magnus Collective. A superior gay left publication issued during the heady days of the gay liberation movement, and named after pioneer, militant German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), a quality Newsweek-size stapled magazine containing 52 pages including front and rear coversWith magnificent photographs and artwork, contents include:

 

-article "Karl's Color-Coordinated Contradictions" by Lawrence Goldyn (in two sections: "How a Marxist Understands the World" and "How a Marxist Understands Gay Liberation");

-poetry by Ted Bohn, John Sokoloff, William J. Riley ("To a lover gone straight"), Richard Weinraub, Robert-Iris Fox ("I'm a tough old Queen, honey");

-article "What I Get from Gay Masculinism" by "500 Ponies";

-article "Some Politics of Torture" by Denny Smith ("Torture is used to destroy a person slowly, without killing her or him; to damage the will of mass resistance");

-short story "Jesse's Dream Skirt" by "Morning Star" ("There are, were, and always will be boys who wear dresses and skirts and things that whirl and flow and glow. One such boy, Jesse, liked wrapping himself in sheets to make a free-flowing dress....");

-article "A Celebration of Birth and the Struggle to Survive" by Robert-Iris Fox ("I live at Elwha, a 53-acre farm located in the Lower Elwha Valley near Port Angeles, Washington. I live with two dykes, five other faggots, four cats, two dogs, 40 chickens, two goats, two pigs, and a horse. It's a beautiful land");

-article "Susan Saxe: Prisoner of War" by Tom Kennedy;

-article "Practice Makes Powerful: Can Gays Get It Together in San Francisco? A Political Analysis of Bay Area Gay Liberation" by Tim Corbett, rama, and the Magnus Collective.

 

 

 

Man-Root

 

Fifth issue of Man-Root (Manroot #5, dated "Late 1971") published by Man-Root out of South San Francisco, California. A quality binding-glued journal measuring 5-1/4" by 8-1/8" and containing 96 internal pages. This splendid issue features:

 

*cover illustration by Martin Izquierdo;

*poetry by James Hietter, James Broughton, Victor Turks (including "To A Soldier Who From The Waist Down Rocks In A Basket"), Charles Potts, Sal Farinella, Anna Hartmann, James Mitchell (including "Gay Epiphany"), Richard Tagett, Chic Seddon, Jean Pumphrey, Ottone Riccio, Victor Borsa, Robin Blaser, Paul Mariah (including "Cain's Face" and "At the Salt-Lick"), Helen Luster, Keith Wilson, Larry Eigner, Alta, George Bowering, Lynn Strongin, Denise Levertov, John Burnett Payne, and Jean Genet (his lengthy "The Man Condemned to Death" including three-paragraph dedication by Genet - "I have dedicated this poem to the memory of my friend Maurice Pilorge whose body and radiant face haunt my sleepless nights...");

*prose-poetry by Lynn Lonidier (including "Mona Lisa Was A Boy"), Judy Grahn (lengthy "The Psychoanalysis of Edward the Dyke");

*splendid eight-page poetry/artwork entitled "8 Transmutations on Thoughts of Rilke" by Robert Berner;

*lengthy excerpt from the "Book of the Cranberry Islands" by Richard Grossinger (with his photo portrait).

 

Sixth-seventh (double) issue of Man-Root (Manroot #6-7, April 1972) edited by Paul Mariah and Richard Tagett and published by ManRoot and Panjandrum Press out of South San Francisco, California. A quality binding-glued journal measuring 5-3/8" by 8-3/8" and containing 192 internal pages. This splendid issue features:

 

*poetry by Andre Breton, Robert Desnos, William Barber, Richard Tagett, Theocritus (an approximation by Gerald Fabian with drawing by John Button), Tom Cuson, Andrei Codrescu, David Gitin, Stephen M.H. Braitman, Richard Morris, Paul Mariah, Victor Turks, Steven Schutzman, Judy Grahn, James Hietter, Rene Char, Anna Hartmann, Karl Krolow, Paul Celan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, John Burnett Payne, Jack Spicer, Larry Eigner, Raji, Paul Eluard (four poems, one written in 1918 and three in 1929), Nanos Valaoritis (lengthy "Hypnotic Pencils"), Helen Luster, Gary Gach, Bob Brown, Barbara Holland, Robert Peters, Raoul Duguay, Ahmos Zu-Bolton, Bruce Leary, Bill Smillie, Sal Farinella, Cheri Abot, John Moritz;

*artwork and poetry by Robert Berner ("The Sabine Men" and "Tzarean Train Tsection"), Jerry Gagnon;

*lovely artwork by Marie Wilson ("9 Psychograms: a portfolio of drawings");

*prose-poetry by Richard Grossinger, Hunce Voelcker (with drawings by Rodney Price);

*lengthy "Letter to Henry Miller" by Victor Turks.

 

 

 

MAN'S WAY

 

This is a unique piece of gay history - Man's Way, "celebrating an alternative lifestyle"- the second issue, all the way back from 1977! Man's Way was organized. It even had an association that you could become a card carrying member of. Quoting their ad "Celebrate the privilege of being gay. Our world is bigger than you think, and there is so much happening out there. Even sociologists, conservative and cautious as they are, estimate that there are over 11 million adult gay males in the United States."

 

Imagine being gay living somewhere like...Podunk, USA population 100, and finding this magazine, a link outside your lonely world. Perhaps you even experienced this. In any case Man's Way has articles on art, fashion, design, interviews, and even recipes. The ads are archeologically interesting, selling things like astrology rings. Check out the national Gay Directory, and see which of the old haunts are still around, or re-vamped into something (old) new… As an added bonus, this issue features porn super star Al Parker, who makes an appearance (fully clothed, of course - this is a "G" issuemagazine, after all) as a fashion model in a 5-page layout! Wow...

 

 

 

MR. IN

 

Offered is the magnificently produced premiere (and probably only) issue of "MR. IN Magazine" (Volume 1 #1, 1970) edited by Jim Brothers and published by IN Company out of Hollywood, California. A quality, glossy Newsweek-size magazine containing 72 pages including front and rear covers.

 

With articles, reviews, columns, male fashion spreads, splendid (non-frontal-nude) male photographs, vintage gay advertisements. Highlights include:

*one-page photospread entitled "L.A. Griffith Park Gay-In";

*three-page photospread from Roy Dean's "A Time in Eden";

*a rare article on gay filmmaker Pat Rocco entitled "Silents Please" (with six photos);

*lengthy review of "My Father and Myself" by J.R. Ackerley (with three photos);

*article on male nude theatre entitled "The Skin Game" (with 11 non-frontal-nude shots from the stage productions of "Geese," "We'd Rather Switch," "And Puppy Dog Tails," and "Fortune in Men's Eyes");

*article on the (possible) gay romance between Ludwig II of Bavaria and then-young composer Richard Wagner;

*fabulous article entitled "Those Butch Bike Boys" (with ten photos, including caricature portrait shots, with delightful descriptions, of leather personality types "Mr. Superleather," "Mr. Leather Cowboy," "Mr. Antileather," "Mr. Pseudoleather," "Mr. Leatherdrag," and "Mr. S-");

*male physique centerfold spread of Keith Donovan (with eight photographs of this handsome young man, three in full-color);

*six-page male fashion spread from Hollywood fashion designer Jon Shannon (with 13 photos, six in full-color);

*three-page photospread of a handsome young man entitled "Beauty and the Beach";

*splendid seven-page article on Judy Garland entitled "'And the history of my life is in my songs': the anniversary...a fan remembers" (with seven photos and one painting);

*much, much more.

 

 

 

QUEEN'S QUARTERLY

 

"QQ (Queen's Quarterly) Magazine: For Gay Guys Who Have No Hangups "(January/February 1971, Volume 3 #1) published by George Desantis out of New York City. A quality glossy stapled Newsweek-sized magazine containing 56 pages including front and rear covers.

 

Of special note is the magnificent eight-page article and photospread entitled "Our Little Island in the Sun: A Picture Tour of Fire Island" with 30 photographs, 15 of them featuring Mr. Fire Island Dennis (Denny) - our tour guide - who had modeled for Jim French (Rip Colt) of Colt Studio the previous summer .

 

With articles, male photography (this early issue contains non-frontal nudity ), artwork, comics (including the continuing comic strip "The Super Adventures of Harry Chess!" by A. Jay), vintage advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*photospread of Colt model Denny as mentioned in top paragraph (these shots on Fire Island were taken by George Desantis);

*five-page article and photospread entitled "A Workout With Mr. Eastern America" by Bud Parker - with 15 shots of Peter Caputo;

*three-page photospread, with short article, of the 1970 IFBB Mr. America-Mr. World-Mr. Olympia-Miss Americana Muscle/Beauty Show & World Arm Wrestling Championship (with 27 shots);

*much more.

 

 

"QQ (Queen's Quarterly) Magazine: For Gay Guys" (March/April 1975, Volume 7 #2) published by George Desantis out of New York City. A quality glossy stapled Newsweek-sized magazine containing 56 pages including front and rear covers.With erotic articles, male nude photography, artwork, comics (including the continuing comic strip "The Adventures of Harry Chess!" by A. Jay), vintage advertisements, splendid cover art entitled "Temptation" painted by A. Jay.Highlights include:

 

*lengthy editorial "Puerto Rico: A Microcosm of Gay Oppression, A Commentary and Travel Directory" by John Rivera;

*article "Bottoms Up! Avoiding the Heartbreak of Anal Ooze" by Roger Watson;

*article "A Look at Public Nudity" by John Marvin (with four photographs);

*article "The Black Myth: Fact or Fantasy?" by John Roberts;

*article "The Body Bawdy: The Sex Tease Comes Full Circle" by Terry McWaters;

*layout featuring four splendid male art pieces by artist Richard Roesener entitled "Beastly Lines";

*travel article "Oslo: A Haven for John Cruisers" by David Parker (with eight photos);

*article "Whatever Happened To Hollywood?" by John Roberts (with six photos of various landmarks);

*Chapter Six of the novel "The Socrates Caper" by Dakota Jonson;

*much, much more.

 

 

"QQ (Queen's Quarterly) Magazine: For Gay Guys" (July/August 1976, Volume 8 #4) Highlights include:

 

*male nude photographs, many full-page;

*article "Gay Jocks: A New Macho Symbol" by Terry McWaters;

*article "The Pink Triangle: Homosexuality in Nazi Germany" by Frank Rector;

*article "'Eroti-Caine' A 'Coke-Teaser'" by Frank Samuels (on cocaine use);

*article "Poppersex: It's A Gas!" by Walter Norris (on amyl nitrite);

*article "Gay San Diego" by Ralph W. Davis (with photos);

*cartoon strip "The Super Succulent Adventures of Hairy Chess!" by A. Jay;

*much, much more.

 

 

"QQ (Queen's Quarterly) Magazine: For Gay Guys" (November/December 1977, Volume 9 #6) Highlights include:

 

*article "Butyl Poppers" by Roger Watson (on amyl and butyl nitrite);

*ten male nude photographs, seven full-page, by AMG;

*article "Getting It Up...A Gay Party";

*article "The 'Singles' Apartment Crunch";

*article on Gay Thailand (with 12 shots, mostly nude, of Thai men);

*health and travel article "Parasites In Paradise: Tropical Travel Tips";

*two full-page male nude photographs of Trent Hamilton by Patchwork;

*article "Music For Sex: Backgrounds With A Beat";

*color centerfold of QQ's Man Of The Month Danny Levitt (by Kensington Road);

*new feature "Muscle Contest News & Notes" (with 11 photos);

*vintage gay erotic advertisements;

*much more.

 

 

 

"QQ (Queen's Quarterly) Magazine: For Gay Guys" (November/December 1979, Volume 11 #6) (please note that the classified section is now incorporated into the magazine to the rear pages).

 

With articles, male nude photographs, classified ads, and erotic advertisements. Highlights include:

 

*male nude photographs, many full-page;

*article "Gay Holland: How a Nation Went Gay" by Jon Lorrimer (with photos);

*article "The Stonewall Sentinels: 40 Years of 'Gay' in the U.S.A." by Scott Young;

*article "Bottoms Up! Avoiding the Heartbreak of Anal Ooze" by Roger Watson (reprinted from the March/April 1975 issue);

*short story "Touch of the Master" by John Castledine;

*article "Naturef-: How the Moon and Weather Affect Sex" by Walter Norris;

*article "Only Once Upon a Mattress: Some Reasons for Bad Sex" by Paul Damon;

*much, much more.

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