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Call, Harold, editor, Lee Vincent, Howard Taubman, Herb Caen, et al

Mattachine review: vol. vii, #12, December 1961

Mattachine review:
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Mattachine Society, San Francisco. 1961, 32p. includes covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, articles, opinion, resources, poetry and fiction toning to some pages, mild crinkling, otherwise a very good digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps, light rusting to staples. Herb Caen on the banning of "Tropic of Cancer" Taubman on homosexual situations disguised as heterosexual relatings on the Broadway stage. The Mattachine Society, forerunner of Daughters of Bilitis, One, Inc. and Homosexual Information Center etc., founded in 1950 in Los Angeles by Harry Hay and Rudy Gernreich.A member of the CPUSA, Hay structured the small group like a Communist Party cell. Hay was expelled from the CP (at his own insistence) as a "security risk" to the party because of his involvement in the Society. The name derives from a French medieval and renaissance masque group. The magazine was founded in 1954 with the first issue appearing in January, 1951.

Cat.No: 200157

Price: $45.00

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