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                  Captions: Eyewitness documentation of the existence of graphics providing
                  internal evidence supporting Jack Fritscher’s text are located in the Jack Fritscher
                  and Mark Hemry GLBT History collection. Out of respect for issues of copy-
                  right, model releases, permissions, and privacy, some graphics are not available
                  for publication at this time, but can be shown by appointment.

                       Two drawings by Tom Hinde, 1979. Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry
            Eyewitness  collection.

                       “Camille O’Grady Proof Sheet,” 1978. Photography by Fey-Way Produc-
            Eyewitness  tions (Robert Opel).

                       Poster. “Camille O’Grady,” Fey-Way Productions, 1978.

                       Booklet cover. “Camille O’Grady, Terminal Fascination: A Song Cycle,”
            Eyewitness  cover for private printing of poetic O’Grady lyrics, 1978/1979. Photo-
            Illustration graph by Larry Hunt.

                       Booklet covers. “Camille O’Grady, Stigmata Hari Stories: The Continuing
            Eyewitness  Visions of a Progressed Saint,” sent with a letter to Jack Fritscher, 1979.
            Illustration O’Grady wrote all her songs from a gay man’s point of view. Drawing by
                       Camille O’Grady.

                       Invitation (featuring Mapplethorpe photograph of Cedric), reception for
            Eyewitness  the artist, for the exhibition “Mapplethorpe Photographs,” February 21,
            Illustration 1978, Simon Lowinsky Gallery, 228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco. Map-
                      plethorpe, rising late, penned his handwritten note to Jack Fritscher after
            Fritscher had gone to work in the morning, and left it in the bed. “Jack—It was very hot—I
            hope to see you on Tuesday. Robert.” The pair met during Halloween 1977 when a Map-
            plethorpe virtually unknown in the US flew from Manhattan to editor Fritscher’s desk at
            Drummer to show his portfolio. They immediately clicked as bicoastal lovers. Fritscher
            assigned Mapplethorpe his first magazine cover: Drummer 24 (September 1978). The pas-
            sion of the Mapplethorpe-Fritscher affair lasted from October 1977 to its amicable evapo-
            ration into friendship during spring 1980 after Fritscher had exited as editor of Drummer.
            It is chronicled in the erotic memoir Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera (1994).
            Fritscher published “Cedric” as the opening photograph of his feature essay, “The Robert
            Mapplethorpe Gallery,” Son of Drummer (September 1978), page 14.

                       Album cover. Mapplethorpe’s muse Patti Smith on the cover of her album
            Eyewitness  Horses (1975). Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe.

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