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             Back Cover, Man2Man Quarterly #6 (Spring 1981), “Mongoose.” In 1978 when Sam Wag-
             staff and Robert Mapple thorpe began to collect David Hurles’ Old Reliable photographs,
             Mapplethorpe’s  first purchase was “Mongoose.” Photograph by David Hurles. ©David
             Hurles. Used with permission.

                        Front Cover, Speeding: The Old Reliable Photos of David Hurles (2005)
              Eyewitness  illustrates the “Zero Degrees of Separation in the Drummer Salon.” When
             Illustration longtime  Drummer  and  Mineshaft  artist  Rex  wrote  and  designed  the
                        coffee-table book Speeding, he chose for his front cover the exact same Old
             Reliable photograph of the model Mongoose that Jack Fritscher had published on the back
             cover of Man2Man Quarterly #6 (1981) which also included a full-page drawing by Rex.
             Twenty-five years on, it was perhaps exigencies of the culture war that caused Rex to crop
             the image that Fritscher in freer times had published full-frontal.

           ©Jack Fritscher, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved—posted 05-05-2017
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