Strange stars on the range
March 8, 2011 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Ryan Richardson maintains several different and somewhat esoteric archives, including the entire five-issue run of the controversialish 70s teen groupie magazine Star, and a collection of covers from pulpy gay and lesbian novels from the 50s and 60s.

The Strange Sisters link has appeared a couple times before on the blue, so apologies, but the rest seems to be new, and I figured why not chuck it in for the sake of completeness?
posted by Dim Siawns (17 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Star, previously.
posted by box at 9:27 AM on March 8, 2011


I'm 12 and what's a sidepocket?
posted by Nelson at 9:28 AM on March 8, 2011


What in heaven's name is going on here? Black leather thong, OK. Impractically high wine goblet/champagne flute, I can work with. Long necked musical instrument... well, fine? Cape/blanket defying gravity.... I do not know. Large leaves... huh. Random drum floating away.... wtf? I guess this is from the same era that gave us a cornucopia of mildly insane SF covers, too, so I guess I should just enjoy it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:33 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Terrific post, thanks.
posted by blucevalo at 9:45 AM on March 8, 2011


Heads up. You need flash.
posted by -t at 9:47 AM on March 8, 2011


To write a really foxy article for foxy magazine "Star" you just need to use the foxy word foxy a lot.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 9:50 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


What in heaven's name is going on here?

This is Sparta?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:05 AM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


The article on Used Guys totally rocks, Foxy Ladies...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 10:14 AM on March 8, 2011


Wow, Star has a really bad case of 70's graphics. It reminds of some nightmare version People, mixed with a little Penthouse and an unhealthy amount of Tiger Beat, that someone decided needed a little kick so they tried to steal a little bit of Victor Moscoso, and failed miserably.
It definitely reminds of the old days of doing camera ready graphics with an xacto knife and glue. Striping tape and Letraset could achieve miracles.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:36 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


*forgets to click on link due to misty reverie of Letraset's Bauhaus font*


What?
posted by infini at 10:48 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm 12 and what's a sidepocket?

It was once slang for a small dive bar in an out of the way place. I wonder if that's what's being references, as a lot of gay bars were side pockets.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:57 AM on March 8, 2011


It definitely reminds of the old days of doing camera ready graphics with an xacto knife and glue. Striping tape and Letraset could achieve miracles.
And slaving over a hot stat camera.
And wax. Lots of wax.
Back when graphic design was...fun!
posted by Thorzdad at 11:00 AM on March 8, 2011


Such wonderfully tawdry book covers.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:45 AM on March 8, 2011


It definitely reminds of the old days of doing camera ready graphics with an xacto knife and glue. Striping tape and Letraset could achieve miracles.
Letraset and Chartpak Tape and Rapidograph pens, oh my....the memories....
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:54 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now I know that there were Marjoe groupies.
posted by rhizome at 2:41 PM on March 8, 2011


Urban Dictionary has a more direct definition of sidepocket: "one who is not exclusively a TOP or a BOTTOM but is a SIDEPOCKET". Which certainly fits with the novel cover. I've never heard the term though, and I thought I was a connoisseur of homosexualist argot. Can't find any other references online, but that doesn't mean much if it's pre-Internet slang.
posted by Nelson at 4:18 PM on March 8, 2011


Letraset and Chartpak Tape and Rapidograph pens, oh my....the memories the horror, the horror.

FTFY
posted by Goofyy at 11:05 PM on March 9, 2011


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