Magazine Archive Yahoo Group - Part I

Hello periodical fans,

Here's my first batch for our magazine archive for 2011!

Castle of Frankenstein 011 Vol3 03 july 1967 c2c-darwin-HQS. Thanks to HQS for his edit of this final unscanned issue of the original run of this horror magazine (the mag rebooted much later on). I think he's got a couple of rescans planned and an issue or two might be missing pages, but we're close! This ish has Star Trek, Christopher Lee interview, Fu Manchu, Hammer Studios, Steranko, and more.
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Hit Parader v04n10 (1946-08.Charlton)(D&M).An early issue of the long running music magazine from Charlton, Hit Parader! Featuring popular song lyrics along with movie photos and advertisements. Tunes by Johnny Mercer, Facts About the Famous, Spike Jones!, The Monarchs of Latin Music, and more. Thanks to McCoy for the edit.
An interesting page on the early history of Charlton and the founders' beginnings in music piracy, formed from the jailroom?!
http://twomorrows.com/comicbookartist/articles/09empire.html
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Knight v05n08 (Sirkay Sep 1966) C2C (ABPVM). From the vintage mags newsgroup, an issue of the excellent gentleman's magazine, Knight. Girls! Ellison, Steinbeck, The Insidious Plot Against Men's Clothes, and more. Thanks to the scanner!
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N.W.A. Official Wrestling v02n06 (1953-03)(D vs M). The first of a handful of 50s wrestling mags on the docket for today from myself with McCoy's edits, this title had changed from merely Official Wrestling, I think, sometime during the second year. I don't get that many downloads of these, but I sure enjoy them and the guys who do like them make an awful lot of requests for them, wrestling's a powerful nostalgia for some. I'm doing a handful of blog posts on these over on my scan blog right now.
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NOLA Express 048 (1970-02-06.Radical America-Quixote Press)(D&M). Thanks to McCoy for his meticulous edit of one of an issue of one of the more difficult to acquire underground papers, the NOLA Express out of New Orleans. This issue features Mardi Gras material, deja vu in the form of the Grand Isle oil spill, Grateful Dead nabbed in a NO drug raid, a rundown on the fates of Louisiana's native tribes, Union Carbide and the MS river, letters to NOLA, etc. I'm very happy to have finally landed an ish of this paper for my underground archives, a fun rag.
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Rod and Custom (1961-01.Quinn)(Twobyfour-McCoy). Thanks to Twoby and McCoy for this hot rod pocket mag! Vroom vroom.
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Sports News 647 (1961-10-27.North Side Coliseum, Ft. Worth TX) (DREGS) &
Sports News 649 (1961-11-10.North Side Coliseum, Ft. Worth TX) (DREGS)
And here's a couple of issues of a coliseum publication out of Fort Worth, Texas, featuring one of my personal favorite wrestlers, Sputnik Monroe. Before cable television and the corporate makeover of wrestling, wrestling flourished on the local level and many towns would put out short wrestling papers like this one for the fans (there's some roller derby news in here too). Nationally famous wrestlers would dominate their turf while at home and make headlines in short stints in other cities, and each wrestler would spend time in the locales that favored their schtick. Sputnik!:

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Sputnik Monroe was enormously popular on the Memphis scene in the late 50s and he was said to have even rivaled Elvis (who loved wrestling and even dated a lady wrestler here in Memphis for a bit) in popularity here on his home turf. Monroe was a heel with a bad boy image and stirred the pot every chance he would get. His enduring legacy here was his role in integrating Beale Street by seeing that blacks be able to come down from the balcony during wrestling matches. Once he was arrested on Beale for drinking in a black bar (a crime at the time) and he showed up to court with a black lawyer (unheard of). Downright revolutionary for Memphis, TN.

A great NPR page with an interview with Sputnik before his death, biographical information, and some other recollections of life as a carnival wrestler where he'd take all comers:
http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2001/feb/010222.sputnik.html

Or here's a great article out of Lurch magazine with more on Monroe's role as gadfly integrationist:
http://www.smokebox.net/archives/sport/monroe201.html

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The Magazine of Fun v01n01 (1921-08) (Darwination-DPP).A scarce v01n01 in the bag here from the roaring twenties and the birth of a more risque brand of humor magazine, this is the first issue of Chicago's The Magazine of Fun. This magazine only lasted a few years but changed greatly in that time going from text only (like this issue) to being packed with illustrations with the addition of photographs in its last format. I lucked into a sampling of the title over those few years and will be adding a couple more examples later on.
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entry from David Sloane's history of humor mags on the pub:
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Walt Disney's Magazine v02n06 (1957-10) (ABPVM). Thanks to a scanner from the vintage mags newsgroup for another fun issue of the Walt Disney MMC mag.
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And lastly for this bout, two issues of Wrestling Life, the successor to Wrestling As You Like It out of Chicago.
Wrestling Life v03n03 (1957-05.WAYLI)(D vs M)
cover, Dick the Bruiser, the most hated man in wrestling and on time boyfriend of Jayne Mansfield:
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Wrestling Life v05n12 (1960-04.WAYLI)(D vs M)
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Enjoy!
Beau

Part II: