Rare promotional 4-page one sheet for Mr. IN Magazine (Issue Number One) “Those Butch Bike Boys” Offered is the magnificently produced premiere (and probably only) issue of “MR. IN Magazine” (Volume 1 #1, 1970) edited by Jim Brothers and published by IN Company out of Hollywood, California. A quality, glossy Newsweek-size magazine with articles, reviews, columns, male fashion spreads, splendid (non-frontal-nude) male photographs, vintage gay advertisements. Highlights include:
*one-page photospread entitled “L.A. Griffith Park Gay-In”;
*three-page photospread from Roy Dean’s “A Time in Eden”;
*a rare article on gay filmmaker Pat Rocco entitled “Silents Please” (with six photos);
*lengthy review of “My Father and Myself” by J.R. Ackerley (with three photos);
*article on male nude theatre entitled “The Skin Game” (with 11 non-frontal-nude shots from the stage productions of “Geese,” “We’d Rather Switch,” “And Puppy Dog Tails,” and “Fortune in Men’s Eyes”);
*article on the (possible) gay romance between Ludwig II of Bavaria and then-young composer Richard Wagner;
*fabulous article entitled “Those Butch Bike Boys” (with ten photos, including caricature portrait shots, with delightful descriptions, of leather personality types “Mr. Superleather,” “Mr. Leather Cowboy,” “Mr. Antileather,” “Mr. Pseudoleather,” “Mr. Leatherdrag,” and “Mr. S-“);
*male physique centerfold spread of Keith Donovan (with eight photographs of this handsome young man, three in full-color);
*six-page male fashion spread from Hollywood fashion designer Jon Shannon (with 13 photos, six in full-color);
*three-page photospread of a handsome young man entitled “Beauty and the Beach”;
*splendid seven-page article on Judy Garland entitled “‘And the history of my life is in my songs’: the anniversary…a fan remembers” (with seven photos and one painting);
*much, much more.
Measures 8.5 x 11 inches.