Russ Meyer’s Cherry, Harry and Raquel, reviewed in Pleasure Vol2 No10, 1970

A pretty scathing review of Russ Meyer’s Cherry, Harry & Raquel in Pleasure newspaper (V2N10, 1970). In the column The Celluloid Voyeur, the reviewers, both male and female, can’t get past the fact that there’s just not enough action and nudity and sum up the film from strictly a porn film reviewers perspective. Anyone aware of Meyer knows he is far beyond that variety of filmmaking. Even Meyer’s famous rapid fire editing became a trifling thing to complain about because it cuts away from the action just as it starts to get good. Uschi Digard who appears in the film is also shown in a revealing photo that is part of the the full page review. Uschi’s appearance here is a rare moment when her presence in these old sex papers actually has anything to do with the written content, though they don’t even mention her by name. I would guess these reviewers and even the editors were unaware that she was featured so prominently in the film because she is a staple in these papers and never gets mention of who she actually is.

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Fellini’s Satyricon 1969 Review in KISS

A brief ‘review’ of Fellini’s Satyricon in the underground East Village Paper KISS Vol 2 No 4, 1969. Kiss was an oversize tabloid sized newspaper. I just love the overall presentation of full size single page photos on newsprint and the combination of sex, cinema, art, poetry and photography in one amazing package. I’ll be dropping more gems from Kiss in future posts.

Forgotten Stars of Stag Films

The number of forgotten stag films stars may rival the number of sand pebbles on any beach, but I wanted to single out one forgotten star who appears several times in Bizarre Films No. 1. An undated (1960s) catalog-type publication used for ordering short films of women fighting and dominating helpless men like our forgotten star here.

This fellow plays the helpless victim so flawlessly. I am a big fan just from looking at these photos of his lame protestations and distress and wonder how he came across in any of his moving pictures. He is also featured on the cover pleading with a psychopath who is busy strangling his topless friend. We love him and his skimpy little bikini briefs. More here.

Forgotten Films – Sinemags

A few shots from a forgotten/never seen 60s softcore/nudie/roughie.

CINEROTIC Magazine
Vol 1 No 5, 1969
The All-Girl Issue, packed with reviews and photos from the various Fanny Hill movies. Here are photos from the obscure women in prison movie Caged Desires. I gauge this type of movie by how intense the prison guards look and this one looks like she can hold down any cellblock without any problem.

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Ed Wood Rarity! The Erotic Spy / Classic 60s Sleaze

A rare find and very collectable title by Ed Wood Jr., writing under the name Abbott Smith.

THE EROTIC SPY
Ed Wood Jr. / Abbott Smith
Pendulum Pictorial – Illustrated with 80 Photos
Pad Library
1968

Ed Wood was noted for having written under many names such as Abbott Smith. His pseudonyms are documented on the Cornell University Library website. More sleaze currently in the shop is HERE.

Condition: Near Mint

Psychotronic Magazine #1

Psychotronic NEVER gets old and the information and insight that is packed into every issue remains valuable and insightful for any fan of genre movies and unusual cinema in general.

This is the premier issue of the magazine that was spawned from Michael J. Weldon’s NYC-based fanzine of the same name. Fortuntely, the magazine remains affordable and I try keep them stocked in the online shop. A truly essential part of a good zine collection and film lovers library.

PSYCHOTRONIC #1, 1989. Featuring John Carradine as Uncle Sam on the cover, looking a little worse for the wear. Also includes a big Karen Black piece, Ohio Music Scene, Papa Oom Mow Mow and tons more. Essential.

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Joe Sarno’s The Love Rebellion Movie Tie-In Foto Novel

Super find! Rare sexploitation movie tie-in photo novel!

THE LOVE REBELLION
Olympic Foto-Reader 1967

Illustrated on every page with photos from Joe Sarno’s underground sexploitation film! “Tune In!…Turn On!…Join the hippie set in New York’s bohemian East Village!

A sizzling novel by Charles Wyant from the sensational Cannon Productions motion picture.

Purchase.

Condition. VG. Light foxing to title page.

The Sabbath #1; Horror Fanzine 1976

The Sabbath No.1 (1976)
Stapled; 54 pages
Premier issue of a rare horror fanzine called The Sabbath, signed by the publisher/editor.

A rare and passionate effort from a fan keen on Hammer Horror and the associated stars of those gothic horror films. No information provided on where it originated, but my guess is somewhere on the East Coast of the US.

There is a stapled in Editorial page that is signed by the publisher Mark Richmond as well as a charming if odd inscription to his mother next to a full page drawing of Ingrid Pitt.
Includes reviews of non-Hammer and current at the time genre films, interview with Forrest J. Ackerman, Peter Cushing, coverage of the Famous Monsters Convention in NYC of 1975 and more. $40