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530                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.
                  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.

                       Magazine cover. The “Superman” cover of American Theater magazine,
            Eyewitness  (November 1985, Vol. 2 No. 8) begins to reveal what Jack Fritscher con-
            Illustration tends is an essentially Shakespearean drama in search of an author who
                      can do poetic justice to the motives and hubris of the quartet of “Dan
            White, Harvey Milk, George Moscone, and Dianne Feinstein” tangled in the helix of San
            Francisco politics and sexuality.
                       Video box cover and three advertisements. San Francisco Colt Model
                       Ledermeister in the 1960s and 1970s was the Platonic Ideal of the homo-
            Illustration masculine leatherman who loomed like desire above Folsom Street and
                      Drummer magazine. Appearing on page, screen, and stage, he was the star
            model in the Colt magazine Manpower #6: The Leather File, and in the catalog for the
            Leather ’n’ Things store at 18  and Castro. In the early 1970s, every man in the City, and
            every sex tourist, picked up multiple copies of the handsomely produced catalog which was
            first published in 1969 and was kept in print until around 1974. That Leather ‘n’ Things
            Catalog (top right) was like a pre-Drummer bespoke mockup of Drummer and should be
            included in every really complete collection of Drummer.

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