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Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 3: 1960s At the Newsstand

Hardcover8.4 x 10.9 in.4.63 lb460 pages70Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
The Sexual Revolution brought France and Germany back into serious men’s magazine production, along with Italy, England and even Australia between 1959 and 1969. Playboy met serious competition from Penthouse, big breast magazines debuted, and this volume covers it all in 650+ covers and interiors.
Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 3: 1960s At the Newsstand

Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 3: 1960s At the Newsstand

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Viva La Sexual Revolution!

The 1960s liberate the world’s newsstands

Sexual revolution, civil rights, Flower Power, miniskirt, women’s liberation, The Pill, Black Panthers, hippies; all these words and phrases entered our language in the turbulent 1960s. The decade started as an extension of the domestic ’50s and ended with worldwide chaos as baby boomers reached sexual maturity. What a fun decade for men’s magazines.

While Playboy’s world dominance grew, with France, Germany, England, and Italy producing “men’s lifestyle” titles, diversification spread in the U.S. The first big breast magazines debuted, with Fling, Gem and The Swinger; men’s adventure titles – with nudes – provided nostalgia for mid-life veterans; humor magazines hung on – barely – while hippie nudist titles exploited a legal loophole allowing them to show pubic hair.

Italy finally joined the party with sexy fumetto photo comics and a hero named Supersex. Latin America clung to the old burlesque format, mired in religious restriction and political unrest. France retained post-war favorite Folies de Paris et de Hollywood for an older audience and launched elegant Playboy clone LUI for its sons. While the world donned miniskirts England did England, reveling in bloomer and petticoat fetishism with Spick and Span digests. But no one topped Germany, where Ulrike Meinhof edited Konkret in 1969, a magazine of sexual and political revolution, before forming Red Army Fraction with Andreas Baader to bomb, kidnap, and assassinate her way into domestic terror history.

Volume 3 contains over 650 groovy covers and photos from Argentina, England, France, Germany, Italy, and The U.S., plus text.
The editor

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the “body part” series, The Art of Pin-up, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, and Ren Hang.

Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 3: 1960s At the Newsstand
Hardcover21.3 x 27.7 cm2.10 kg460 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9236-9

Edition: English, French, German

“Men’s magazine” is a euphemism for “sex magazine,” and this series traces its origins from 1900 to 1979, from the first coy French illustrations to the adult emporiums of Amsterdam, in six volumes, 2,760 pages, and nearly 4,000 full color covers and interior images. Dian Hanson produced men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Puritan, JUGGS, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor.