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[Chicago]: Playboy; Printed by Woeller, Inc., [197-]. Four-panel, 8.5x11 inch brochure for the model, featuring a variety of outfits and expressions. In addition to her measurements, it lists her social security number. Undated, but styles suggest early 1970s. A rubberstamp added inside after printing indicates that she was represented by.....
Los Angeles: "A" List Pub. 1998. Magazine. 80p., 8.5x11 inches, color photos, nudes, articles, reviews, events, fashion, literary criticism, very good glossy gay entertainment and fashion magazine in pictorial wraps. Men of Miami, The Hispanic Male, Trophy Boys & Sugar Daddies. A review of Gordon Merrick oeuvre. Began publication in.....
Sacramento: California State Board of Barber Examiners, 1928-33. Six reports in original wraps bound together in library boards, with accession stamps and usual accoutrements. Each 6-9 page report provides statistics on barber licences, income levels, unlicensed barbers caught in inspections, and similar data for the year covered.
Rotterdam: Salle de Bains, 2003. 62p., 8.5x11 inches, b&w and color photos of hunky men interspersed throughout, with credit for sources (even credits Bolerium Books!) very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Interesting and rather complicated multi-level glossy zine "For candy bombade girls / about some bright queer boys in.....
Taibei: the magazine, 1960-71. Seven issues of the large-format pictorial magazine, very good, with bright covers. Text is largely in Chinese with some English. Numbers present are 2, 8, 18, 19, 31, 32, 36. Heavily pictorial, with brief articles. Contents include current affairs, popular culture, style, Chinese art, etc.
Chicago: Pink Magazine, 2005. Magazine. 72p., 8.5x11 inches, news, reviews, opinion, fashion, entertainment, photos, very good LGBTQ magazine in pictorial wraps. Magazine from the Chicago-based founder and publisher of The Pink Pages. Articles on John Waters, Kathy Griffin and her Gaggle of Gays, Jenny McCarthy etc.Publicity materials laid-in.
Paris: Flammarion, 2002. hardcover. 152p., profuse period images (photos, posters, ads) in color and b&w on coated papestock throughout, 11.5x8.7 inch laminated titled boards in glossy dust jacket; has sustained some small bumps to head and one corner but entirely clean and otherwise sound, a very good copy.
New York: Danad Publishing, 1976. Magazine. 100p. includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, news, entertainment, theatre, film, fashion, very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Several pages on the Dance Theatre of Harlem with photos. Also a long illustrated profile/memoir of James Dean.
New York: Danad Publishing, 1976. Magazine. 108p. includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, articles, reviews, news, entertainment, theatre, film, fashion, very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Several pages on the Dance Theatre of Harlem with photos. Also a long illustrated profile/memoir of James Dean.
Minneapolis: Udumbara / Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, 1984. Pamphlet. Published twice annually; 42p., illustrated with garment/textile construction diagrams. Softbound, an 8x7 inch pamphlet-style journal with stapled spinefold. Item shows faint signs of handling and sunning, staples a touch rusted, sound copy with no markings.
New York: Arno Press, 1972. Hardcover. viii, 371p., photoreproduced from the 1912 first edition, cloth boards in series binding, mild shelfwear. American women, images and realities. Coolidge published a number of studies of Native American culture, and one of Chinese immigration, presumably to the US.
Paris: H. Cros, n.d., circa 1910. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about eleven pages, exhibit photography in b&w on cream tint-blocks, softbound, a 10x7 inch pamphlet stapled into textured coverstock embossed in gilt, covers are somewhat edgeworn with a foredge abrasion and mild dust- and handling-soil, staples rusted with a touch of migration.....