Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 4: 1960s Under the CounterHardcover, 8.4 x 10.9 in., 4.63 lb, 460 pages70Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Dian Hanson’s: The History of Men’s Magazines. Vol. 4: 1960s Under the Counter70
Too Hot for Public
California slicks and Swedish Sin test the censors
Californian Elmer Batters invented leg art photography the same year, with titles Black Silk Stockings, Leg-O-Rama, Tip Top, Elmer’s Naked Jungle and more. Back in New York, Irving Klaw introduced fetish digests in the same specialty bookstores, leading to a ’60s fetish boom, with Lenny Burtman’s High Heels, Satana, Striparama, and Leg Show. A simultaneous uptick in sexploitation films spawned sexploitation film magazines, including Blazing Films and Banned.
Sixties freedom spread to England too, where George Harrison Marks launched Kamera and Solo magazines with totally naked models posed to barely hide the banned bits, inventing “top shelf” titles: those not on public display. And lastly, up north, Swedish Sin was coined, with the first magazines challenging European censorship; a challenge they’d soon win.
Volume 4 in this series contains over 650 ground-breaking covers and photos from the U.S., England, and Sweden with descriptive text.
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. 4: 1960s Under the CounterHardcover, 21.3 x 27.7 cm, 2.10 kg, 460 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9237-6Edition: 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.