Archive for February, 2008
[This is a guest article by Sidney and was first published at Inkplum]
In the mid to late 1960’s there was a brief flowering of boy centered naturist books, magazines, and art films in the U.S.A. “The Boy” a photographic essay, “Boys will be Boys”, and “Twelve” were published by Book Horizons in 1964, ‘65, and 1966. These were professionally printed coffee table photo books that celebrated the beauty, and dignity of boyhood. Those of us that were around then will recall the journals, and other publications that also briefly appeared.
It’s during that era that Lyric Films produced such titles as “Peter, and the Desert Pirates”, “The Swimming Party”, “Genesis Children”, and “Sandy Hill”. The latter may have been the first of this historic quartet. Having been made perhaps as early as 1966. If you watch them sequentially one can see certain of the boys grow to manhood in them.
I was in my mid-teens back then, and very sexually “interested” if not active. Like many Queer kids of that time I secretly placed myself on some interesting mailing lists. …ahem. Anyway I seem to recall getting color flyers about the film “Sandy Hill” among other things. Of course eventually my folks found my stash of Queer books’n photos. ‘But that’s another story.
Anyway below are a few photos from the “Sandy Hill” set, a work by Harlan Pfeiffer. You might recognize some of the youngsters since several appeared in ‘all’ of the Harlan/Lyric films. As I said you can watch them grow from boys to young men. In fact Peter Glawson gives a commentary about his time as a model, and actor in these films on the “Azov Films” DVD of “Peter, and the Desert Pirates”. Peter Glawson was the “Peter”, and pirate leader in that long ago effort. He was also a central character in “Genesis Children”. By the way he says doesn’t see himself as any sort of victim. Rather the friendships, and adventures he enjoyed while working on those titles over 40 years ago remain as happy memories for him.
The obvious thing we can’t tell from the video is that there are 16 more fat cops in the cute little clown car. They are stuck. He really got pissed when he went to put the skateboard in the trunk and then realized, the clown car trunk is too small… [comment on YouTube]
Ladies (?) and gentlemen, we’re back ) Please excuse the short downtime yesterday and give me a day to find out what happend in the gay blogscene over the last days. For those of you who care: I got a sweet little (and not milkboys relevant) surprise when I got home – the first time in my life I won something!
That’s what they call "off topic"