April 10, 2006

Back when we were vagabonds...


Thanks to MNspeak for bringing up Vagabond, a magazine for fabulous homosexuals published in Minneapolis in the 60s, mostly a mail-order catalog from which you could order Genet novels, beefcake films, and gay tea towels.

Makes me want to mention the beefcake film distro company D.S.I., The births of the James White Review and the Evergreen Chronicles in Minneapolis, and St. Paul's mid-century gay bar, Kirmser's...

Posted by jason at April 10, 2006 08:01 AM

I wonder if one can get those anywhere as collectibles... great fun to see the our rags of yesteryear

Posted by: Chris at April 11, 2006 01:13 AM

I have never seen the "james White Review" ever mentioned in a blog before. I subscribed to it during the late 80's and 90's and enjoyed reading it very much. It really opened my imagination. Thanks for sharing. P.S. What about "after Dark"? That was another cool gay zine in the early 80's.

Posted by: bt at April 11, 2006 01:35 PM

I often see the guy who started The James White Review out and about at my local dive gay bar...we've met before; he's quite nice. But as far as I know they went defunct...and right before they were to publish me!

Never heard of 'after Dark'....

Posted by: jason at April 11, 2006 01:47 PM

I'm getting the book about Kirmser's... damn that one click shopping at Amazon... stop me before I click again!

Posted by: john at April 11, 2006 09:17 PM

Is the Mort Drucker who drew illustrations for "My Son the Daughter" the same Mort Drucker of Mad Magazine fame? Must be. He's still around; somebody should ask him about it.

Posted by: glen at April 12, 2006 07:46 AM
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