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It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps

It s a Man s World Men s Adventure Magazines the Postwar Pulps A panorama of lurid vintage covers and magazine layouts as well as acerbic insightful narratives from Parfrey a sprawling well endowed retrospective of unbridled virility and lost mid th century Am

  • Title: It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps
  • Author: Adam Parfrey Josh Alan Friedman Mort Künstler David Saunders Bill Devine Hedi El Kholti Bruce Jay Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780922915811
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A panorama of lurid vintage covers and magazine layouts as well as acerbic insightful narratives from Parfrey a sprawling, well endowed retrospective of unbridled virility and lost mid 20th century American culture Spin

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    1. Adam Parfrey Josh Alan Friedman Mort Künstler David Saunders Bill Devine Hedi El Kholti Bruce Jay Friedman

      Noted for his foresight as both a writer and publisher, Adam Parfrey s Apocalypse Culture 1987 was hailed by J.G Ballard as the terminal documents of the Twentieth Century Cult Rapture 1995 , subject of a notorious art exhibition at Seattle s Center on Contemporary Art, included among its dozen pop culture investigations, Parfrey s Village Voice cover story, the first published article on militias and domestic terrorism.Apocalypse Culture II 2000 , Parfrey s lauded sequel, anticipated anthrax terror with a disturbing article on Biological Warfare Extreme Islam Anti American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism 2001 , a frightening primer on radical Muslim thought New York Press , reveals the ways in which East Jerusalem has become Ground Zero for a coming World War His newest book Ritual America 2012 seeks to reveal the biggest secret about secret societies that the influence of fraternal brotherhoods on this country is vast, fundamental, and hidden in plain view.But writing is not Parfrey s sole forte According to the Disinfo website, Adam Parfrey is probably the most influential underground publisher in post millennial America In a recent L.A Weekly feature, writer Doug Harvey celebrates Adam Parfrey s notorious, perpetually ahead of the curve company, Feral House, whose encyclopedic interest in taboo and conveniently forgotten cultural phenomena helped define independent media through the 90s Titles ranging from Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A to Extreme Islam Anti American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism stretched the parameters of acceptable intellectual discussion, keeping it broad and porous often by sheer force of will for almost two decades Tim Burton s bio picture on the B movie director Ed Wood was based upon the Feral House book, Nightmare of Ecstasy Feral House s collections of bizarre conspiracy theory, such as Secret and Suppressed Banned Ideas and Hidden History were noted influences on Chris Carter s X Files Parfrey himself appeared in and co wrote Crispin Glover s controversial What Is It , a 2005 Sundance Film Festival selection.Parfrey s new publishing imprint, Process Media, a collaboration with Jodi Wille, has debuted in 2005 with publications by authors Jerry Stahl Permanent Midnight , Humphry Knipe The Nero Prediction , Timothy Archibald Sex Machines , and Jolene Siana Go Ask Ogre.Parfrey s writing can also be seen in The End is Near 2001, Process Dilettante Press and four years of weekly HelL.A columns in the San Diego Reader.Parfrey s spoken word and novelty pop recordings have been released by Man s Ruin A Sordid Evening of Sonic Sorrows , Sympathy for the Record Industry and Amphetamine Reptile SWAT Deep Inside a Cop s Mind.

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    1. When I was a toddler, I was babysat by a middle-aged neighbor couple, and the husband had a collection of old magazines with covers that, as I later remembered them, featured bikini-clad Nazi chicks exchanging gunfire with other bikini-clad Nazi chicks from the decks of speeding boats. Was I dreaming? As an adult, on the rare occasions that I mentioned those magazines to people my age, no one shared my recollection of them. Then I came across this book, which, at long last, assured me that such [...]


    2. It definitely would have benefited from coverage of more publishers, foreign versions, and more demographic information. I wanted to know more about the average guy who bought this magazine, where did he live, what did he do for a living, things like that and for a magazine genre that survived for a good 20 years, they definitely must have had access to that kind of information somewhere.I also do not understand the book editor's explanation for why they ignored the best selling magazine of this [...]


    3. Ass-kickin' gut-punchin' comp from REAL MENS Magazines of the Fifties and Sixties when us machos were chain-smokin' Luckies and spitting in front of church and all we shaved was our chinsif we felt like it!I was gonna review this book but I was too busy fightin' off a Grizzly Bear in the Sahara while a Nazi Colonel had a bikini clad blonde bound and gagged in front of a red ant hill and a dozen scorpions ready to kill her and an evil but fetchingly stacked Japanese dragon lady in a torn up kimon [...]


    4. It's a Man's World pays tribute to to the American men's magazines that were tremendously popular from the 1950s through the early 1970s. These magazines were highly formulaic and catered to a particular brand of masculinity that became increasingly sexual and increasingly violent as time went on. They contained things you'd expect in today's magazines - how-to sections, dating dips, salacious exposes, etc. But they also contained things you wouldn't expect to find in your typical copy of GQ - o [...]





    5. I loved the covers of shirtless guys getting attacked by everything imaginable in the animal kingdom. The Nazi stuff wasn't as funny.



    6. While I wish there was a little more meat to it in terms of delving deeper into talking about the societal pressures that caused these wacko mags to exist, you can't deny that it gives an overview and provides loads of amazing art. It's not a total examination of a time, but more of a broad look at the weirdness. Totally recommended, if only for the batshit stuff inside.


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