Category:American men's magazines
Pages in category "American men's magazines"
The following 74 pages are in this category, out of 74 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 74 pages are in this category, out of 74 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Adam Film World – Adam Film World and Adam Film World Guide were magazines about pornographic film, published in the United States, starting in 1966 as The Adam Film Quarterly. The first issues cover price was $1 and the story was about The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill. Knight Publishing Corp. had launched Adam magazine in the 1950s as an attempt to follow Playboys success, Adam Film Quarterly was spun off from that magazine by William Rotsler in 1966 to cover the sexploitation film industry. Originally, like Playboy, the publication also covered mainstream films, however, by 1969 it was renamed Adam Film World and issued monthly. The Internet Adult Film Database owes its start to Peter Van Aarle, Adam Film World was called one of the industrys leading trade publications in 1994 by the Associated Press. Today the role of film awards has been mostly supplanted by Adult Video News, with its AVN Awards. Adam Film World Guide, in turn, spawned an annual Directory of Adult Films starting in 1984, the annuals were important directories of. Connelly, as Stone, was inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame in the Fifth Estate category in 1998, by 2008, owner Bentley Morriss put the company up for sale. When a buyer was not found, the magazine empire folded, the Adam Film World annual X-Caliber Awards based their selection of winners largely on the votes of readers who are members of the audiences of the adult theaters. Although after the vote is counted, an editorial panel makes the final selections. The winners were announced annually starting with the August 1976 issue for films released the previous year, by the second year, the Z-Caliber Awards, for the worst movies, were also introduced. In 1981, Adam Film World revived its awards with a new name, the final awards, for movies released in 2007, were published in the July 2008 issue of Adam Film World Guide. Adam Black Video Directory was a publication produced from 1998 to 2007. Adding a few new ones each year, by 2000 the list had grown to a top 25, let Me Tell Ya bout White Chicks,4. Friend to the Black Man,6, the Legend of Reggie D,9. The Adventures of Dick Black the Black Dick,10, buttman Back in Rio 4,23. Isis Blue and 25 Bomb Ass Pussy, originated in 1989 by Adam Gay Video Directory editor Dave Kinnick, The Dave Awards were originally announced in Kinnicks monthly Video Review column in Advocate Men Magazine. They moved to Adam Gay Video 1996 Directory after the column ceased in December 1994, archived from the original on 14 October 2007
2. Adventure (magazine) – Adventure was an American pulp magazine that was first published in November 1910 by the Ridgway company, an offshoot of the Butterick Publishing Company. Adventure went on to one of the most profitable and critically acclaimed of all the American pulp magazines. The magazines first editor was Trumbull White, he was succeeded in 1912 by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, in its first decade, Adventure carried fiction from such notable writers as Rider Haggard, Rafael Sabatini, Baroness Orczy, Damon Runyon and William Hope Hodgson. Tuttle, Gordon MacCreagh, Henry S. Whitehead, Hugh Pendexter, Robert J. Pearsall, in 1912, Hoffman and his assistant, the novelist Sinclair Lewis created a popular identity card with a serial number for readers. If the bearer were killed, someone finding the card would notify the magazine who would in turn notify the next of kin of the hapless adventurer, the popularity of the card amongst travelers led to the formation of the Adventurers Club of New York. The original New York Adventurers Club led to clubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, Copenhagen. Hoffman also was secretary of an organization named the Legion that had Theodore Roosevelt Jr. as one of its vice presidents, Hoffmans group would later provide a model for the organisation of the American Legion after the war. Adventures letters page, The Camp-Fire featured Hoffmans editorials, background by the authors to their stories, at Hoffmans suggestion, a number of Camp-Fire Stations - locations where other readers of Adventure could meet up - were established. Robert Kenneth Jones notes that Adventure readers. often wrote in to report on meeting new friends through these stations, by 1924, there were Camp-Fire Stations established across the US and in several other countries, including Britain, Australia, Egypt and Cuba. Adventure also offered Camp-Fire buttons which readers wore, several of Adventures fiction writers also wrote material for this column on their respective areas of expertise, including Gordon MacCreagh, Captain A. E. Dingle and George E. Holt. Lost Trails, which helped people locate missing relatives and friends, old Songs Men Have Sung, by Robert W. Gordon, which was dedicated to discussing American folk-songs. Gordon would later run the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, Hoffman encouraged the details of his writers fiction to be as factually accurate as possible-mistakes would frequently be pointed out and criticised by the magazines readers. In 1915 the publishers attempted to reach women readers with a new title, in addition, Adventure under Hoffman also showcased the work of several famous artists, including Rockwell Kent, John R. Neill, Charles Livingston Bull, H. C. By 1924, Adventure was regarded, in the words of Richard Bleiler, after Hoffmans departure, his successors usually followed the template for the magazine that he had set down. In 1934, Adventure was bought by Popular Publications, throughout the 1930s, Adventure included fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner, Donald Barr Chidsey, Raymond S. Spears, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Luke Short, and Major George Fielding Eliot. Adventure continued to publish pieces by noted figures, including future film producer Val Lewton. During Adventures 25th anniversary in 1935, TIME Magazine praised Adventure as being the No.1 pulp. artists on the publication during the 1930s and 1940s included Walter M. Baumhofer, Hubert Rogers, Rafael De Soto, Lawrence Sterne Stevens and Norman Saunders. The magazines main editor in the 1940s was Kenneth S. White, nevertheless, this version of Adventure did sometimes publish fiction by noted authors, including a story by Norman Mailer, The Paper House in the December 1958 issue
3. Argosy (magazine) – Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey. It is the first American pulp magazine, the magazine began as a childrens weekly story–paper entitled The Golden Argosy. Munsey put most of his money, around $500, into purchasing stories for the magazine, once he was in New York, the stockbroker backed out, and Munsey decided to release his New York friend from involvement, since they were now hopelessly underfunded. Munsey then pitched the magazine to a New York publisher, and managed to convince him to publish the magazine, the first issue was published on December 2,1882, and came out weekly. The first issue was eight pages, cost five cents, and included the first installments of serialized stories by Horatio Alger, Jr. and Edward S. Ellis. Other authors associated with Argosy s early days include Annie Ashmoore, W. H. W. Campbell, Harry Castlemon, Frank H. Converse, George H. Coomer, Mary A. Denison, Malcolm Douglas, Colonel A. B. Ellis, J. L. Harbour, D. O. S. Lowell, Oliver Optic, Richard H. Titherington, Edgar L. Warren and Matthew White, five months after the first issue, the publisher went bankrupt and entered receivership. By placing a claim for his salary, Munsey managed to assume control of the magazine. Munsey borrowed $300 from a friend in Maine, and managed to scrape along as he learned the fundamentals of the publishing industry. Munsey found that children had been a mistake, as they did not stay subscribed for any length of time. Additionally, children did not have money to spend, which limited the number of advertisers interested in reaching them. In December 1888 the title was changed to The Argosy, publication switched from weekly to monthly in April 1894, at which time the magazine began its shift towards pulp fiction. It eventually published its first all-fiction issue in 1896, the all-fiction Argosy launched a new genre of magazines, and is considered the pioneer among pulp magazines. The magazine switched back to a publication schedule in October 1917. In January 1919, The Argosy merged with Railroad Mans Magazine, prior to World War One, The Argosy had several notable writers, including Upton Sinclair, Zane Grey, Albert Payson Terhune, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, and former dime novelist William Wallace Cook. The All-Story Magazine magazine was another Munsey pulp, debuting in January 1905, this pulp was published monthly until March 1914. Effective March 7,1914, it changed to a weekly schedule, in May 1914, All-Story Weekly was merged with another story pulp, The Cavalier, and used the title All-Story Cavalier Weekly for one year. Editors of All-Story included Newell Metcalf and Robert H. Davis, in 1920, All-Story Weekly was merged into The Argosy, resulting in a new title, Argosy All-Story Weekly, which published works in a number of literary genres, including science fiction and Westerns
4. Bear Magazine – BEAR Magazine is a periodical specifically geared toward gay and bisexual men who are — or who admire — bears, i. e. men with facial and/or body hair. It was initially published in San Francisco, California in 1987 by Richard Bulger and his partner Chris Nelson, Bulger had been running a modeling agency called Creative Options Agents with his photographer partner Chris Nelson. He saw a need for broader markets--and broader models, common lore is that BEAR Magazine was begun by a man named Bart Thomas, who died of AIDS before the magazine was first published. In fact Bart Thomas was a pseudonym Richard Bulger chose for himself in the earliest days of the project, a good friend of Richard Bulger named David Grant was reported to have suggested the name Daddy Bear for this new magazine just before his death from complications from AIDS. The first copy of BEAR Magazine consisted of 45 xeroxed copies, promoted in The Big Ad and it is important to mention that the close proximity of Brush Creek Media to the Lone Star Saloon resulted in a synergistic relationship. With the Bear Store and nearby bars, shops and hotels catering to the bear-identified and this formed a circuit for locals, tourists and visitors to events like International Bear Rendezvous and Folsom Street Fair among others. Later that year in 1994, Beardog Hoffman purchased Brush Creek Media Inc. and began expanding the company into several special-interest gay magazines, in 2002 Brush Creek Media closed its doors when the IRS seized its inventory. BEAR Magazine was one of the casualties and publication ceased after issue #64, in 2006, the BEAR trademark was judicially assigned and registered to Butch Media Ltd of Las Vegas, Nevada, a creditor of Brush Creek Media. Similarly, in 2007 the court assigned BEAR Magazine and all the Brush Creek Media copyrights to Butch Media Ltd, Bear Omnimedia LLC, the parent company of Butch Media Ltd, revived BEAR Magazine in 2008 starting with issue #65. BEAR Magazine continues in print as well as digital formats
5. Best Life – The magazine was in circulation between 2004 and May 2009. Spun off from Mens Health in 2004, Best Life was published ten times a year and had a circulation of more than 500,000. Best Life covered health and fitness, finance, fatherhood, relationship issues and fashion and grooming for men 35 and over, with an emphasis on writing, humor. Best Life was the sponsor of the Best Life Vail Film Festival as well as the Best Life Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport. The magazine ended after its May 2009 issue and it also became the literary home of writer-at-large David Mamet and columnists Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, Jr. Other contributing authors have included Chuck Palahniuk, Jay McInerney, Denis Johnson, Harlan Coben, Rick Moody, Tom Perrotta, Jim Harrison, TC Boyle and Anthony Bourdain
6. Blue Book (magazine) – Blue Book was a popular 20th-century American magazine with a lengthy 70-year run under various titles from 1905 to 1975. It was a magazine to Redbook. In its early days, Blue Book also carried a supplement on theatre actors called Stageland, the magazine was aimed at both male and female readers. For the next 45 years, it was known as The Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book, the title was shortened with the February 1952 issue to simply Bluebook, continuing until May 1956. With a more exploitative angle, the magazine was revived with an October 1960 issue as Bluebook for Men, in its 1920s heyday, Blue Book was regarded as one of the Big Four pulp magazines, along with Adventure, Argosy and Short Stories. The early publishers were Story-Press Corporation and Consolidated Magazines, followed in 1929 by McCall, publications took over the reins in October 1960, Hanro was the publisher from August 1964 until March 1966 and then the QMG Magazine Corporation, beginning April 1967. The succession of editors included Karl Edward Harriman, Donald Kennicott, Maxwell Hamilton and Andre Fontaine in the mid-1950s, Maxwell Hamilton returned for the 1960 revival, followed by B. R. Ampolsk in 1967. Cover artists during the 1930s included Dean Cornwell, Joseph Chenoweth, Henry J. Soulen and Herbert Morton Stoops, the first Blue Book contributors included science-fiction authors George Allan England and William Hope Hodgson, as well as the Freelances in Diplomacy series by Clarence H. New a series of early spy stories, rider Haggard and Albert Payson Terhune also published work in Blue Book. In addition to Tarzan, Burroughts published material about Nyoka, the Jungle Girl in Blue Book, Nyoka first appeared in The Land of Hidden Men, a 1929 Blue Book short story by Burroughs. The characters of Sax Rohmer, James Oliver Curwood, and Zane Grey appeared in Blue Book, Adventure fiction was a staple of Blue Book, in addition to Burroughs, P. C. Wren, H. Bedford-Jones, Achmed Abdullah, George F. Worts, Lemuel De Bra and William L. Chester all published in the magazine. Sea stories were popular in Blue Book, and George Fielding Eliot, Captain A. E. Dingle. Writers during the 1940s included Nelson S. Bond, Max Brand, Gelett Burgess, Eustace Cockrell, Irvin S. Cobb, Robert A. Heinlein, MacKinlay Kantor, Willy Ley, Theodore Pratt. Ivan Sanderson, Luke Short, Booth Tarkington, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Philip Wylie, Blue Book managed to attract fiction from a number of authors who did not normally publish in pulp magazines, including Georges Simenon, Shelby Foote and William Lindsay Gresham. An anthology of stories from the magazine is Best Sea Stories from Bluebook, pulp historian Ed Hulse has stated that between the 1910s and the 1950s Blue Book achieved and sustained a level of excellence reached by few other magazines. An Index to Blue Book Magazine, compiled by Mike Ashley, Victor A. Berch, Sax Rohmer in Blue Book Magazine
7. Burton's Gentleman's Magazine – Burtons Gentlemans Magazine and American Monthly Review, was a literary publication published in Philadelphia from 1837 to 1840. Its founder was William Evans Burton, an English-born immigrant to the United States who also managed a theatre and was a minor actor, Edgar Allan Poe was an editor and contributor in 1839–40. The magazine included poems, fiction, and essays, with an emphasis on sporting life, articles featured sailing, cricket, hunting, and more. To compete with other magazines of the time, Burtons included extra illustrations, the magazines most famous contributor and one-time editor was Edgar Allan Poe in 1839. Poe agreed to provide about 11 pages of material per month and was paid $10 a week. In Burtons, Poe published now well-known tales including The Man That Was Used Up, The Fall of the House of Usher, William Wilson, Morella, disagreements between the two caused Burton to fire Poe in June 1840. In 1840, Burton sold the magazine to George Rex Graham and it was then merged with Casket to become Grahams Magazine, which began publication with the December 1840 issue. Edgar A. Poe, Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance, sova, Dawn B. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z. Checkmark Books,2001. Burtons gentlemans magazine and American monthly review at HathiTrust
8. Cavalier (magazine) – Cavalier is an American magazine that was launched by Fawcett Publications in 1952 and has continued for decades, eventually evolving into a Playboy-style mens magazine. It has no connection with the Frank Munsey pulp, The Cavalier, in its original format, Cavalier was planned by Fawcett to feature novelettes and novel excerpts by Fawcetts Gold Medal authors, including Richard Prather and Mickey Spillane. During the 1950s, the magazine was edited by James B, editors in the 1960s included Frederic A. Birmingham, Frank M. Robinson, Robert Shea, and Alan R. LeMond. Maurice DeWalt was the editor in 1973, authors in the 1950s included Jimmy Breslin, Henry Kuttner, Clyde Beatty, and Stanley P. Friedman. MacDonald, Alberto Moravia, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Shelton, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, some stories were reprints, such as Roald Dahls Man from the South in the June 1960 issue. Film critic Manny Farber had a column in the 1960s. Stephen King was a contributor during the 1970s, and his stories were featured in Cavalier Yearbook. Vaughn Bodes long-running comic-strip feature Deadbone/Deadbone Erotica/Erotica was published in Cavalier continuously from May 1969 through August 1975, from September 1975 onwards, reprints of previously published Deadbone strips appeared, as Bode had died in July 1975. Other comics by Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, and Jay Lynch were also published at times, illustrators included the Boston-based painter Norman Baer. The magazine had several changes, and during the 1960s, it was taken over by the DuGent Publishing Corporation. In the 1980s, DuGent Publishing relocated their headquarters to Coral Gables, Cavalier is currently published by Cavalier Publishing, LLC in Tampa, Florida. The relaunched Cavalier magazine online Cavalier, Sal Mineo interviewed by Bob Abel Cavalier interview with Fidel Castro October 1957 Cover archive at Galactic Central