Out of Drawers
New York: Danad Publishing Company, Inc., 1972. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff photo-illustrated wraps, photo-illustrated endpapers.
Risqué multimedia photobook produced by After Dark editor-in-chief William Como. A subtly queer New York-based monthly, After Dark covered everything cultural, high and low: dance, art, theater, film, celebrity, fashion, and city life. This collection comprises "beautiful, provocative, erotic, funny, peculiar, interesting, prurient, lascivious, and dirty" images captured by creatives associated with the magazine including principal photographer Kenn Duncan, known for his award-winning portraits of leading dancers and studio shots of Broadway divas and his lively nude and semi-nude portraits produced for the publication; German-American photographer Ingeborg Gerdes; commercial-turned-fetish photographer Eric Kroll; queer fashion illustrator George Stavrinos; theater and dance photographers Martha Swope and Jack Mitchell; and Michael Childers, the founding photographer for Warhol’s Interview and After Dark. Includes stills from films such as Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange (1971) and Fellini’s Satyricon (1969) and a sampling of queer adjacent famous faces such Bette Midler (by Duncan), Joe Dallesandro (by Duncan and Mitchell) and Candy Darling by Laura Rubin. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white full-bleed plates; with photo credits. Creasing to spine with rubbing to spine-ends and light edgewear. Very good. Uncommon. Item #7373