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56                                      Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.

                                              “Steve Thrasher,” Palm Drive
                                              Video, 1987. Cover photograph of
                                              Steve Thrasher cast as the Appa-
                                              lachian “Renderer” for the Gay
                                              Men’s Press British edition of James
                                              Purdy’s novel  Empty Rooms which
                                              dying director Derek Jarman had
                                              planned to film. Photograph by
                                              Jack Fritscher. ©Jack Fritscher

            “Mike Jacob,” Palm Drive Video, 1995. Shot during the filming of My Nephew, My
            Lover at Palm Drive Video. Mike Jacob of Germany appeared in Fritscher photographs
            in Joseph W. Bean’s book International Mr. Leather: 25 Years of Champions published by
            the Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, and in American Men. Photograph by Jack
            Fritscher. ©Jack Fritscher. When Fritscher began importing national and international
            leather culture into Drummer, he chose Chuck Renslow’s Chicago leather values over
            Los Angeles leather-bar culture where publisher John Embry had started up Drummer.

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