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IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT MEGA-POST!!!

Sissydude fave Karlo @ Otter J

Vintage pics via MYSELFIXION, SILK ELECTRIC & Goldenfleecing

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THE AMAZING PHOTOS of CARL VAN VECHTEN (REPOST from 1/12/2011)

Not sure why, but once in a while old Sissydude posts disappear from public view, like this one. Since Walt Cessna’s Tumblr works always reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s beautiful photos I thought I’d do a repost. Enjoy!

Jan 12/2011: So I’ve just been falling in love with these Van Vechten photos of young up & coming African American stars like Pearl Bailey (picture above), Billy Dee Williams, Jeffrey Holder, Diahann Carroll, Eartha Kitt, Ruby Dee & James Earl Jones… the patterned fabric backdrops, the silly (yet perfect) props… sooooo good. NOW let me share my faves (get ready… there’s a lot). Extensive archive HERE @ BEINECKE LIBRARY

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A “CORRECT” MEGA POST! R.I.P.SPECT: WALT CESSNA

So sad to hear of Walt Cessna’s passing today. I really love his work and have had a few amusing Facebook conversations with him through the years. My favourite conversation was a couple of years back. Cessna messaged me saying that he wanted me to edit/curate his images for a book. I of course was very keen on doing this. I told him “yes” without knowing any details. Within two minutes he messaged me back to say “great” and that he’d like me to come over for dinner “tonight”. I told him sadly I couldn’t make it that night cus I lived in Toronto. That was the last I heard of the project. But we still kept in touch and he always appreciated when I posted his stuff on Sissydude.

We were part of the early queer Tumblr tribes that obsessively shared our love for sexy correctness. I adored his Tumblr photos… they reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s photographs with a splash of Tiger Beat pin-ups by way of Drummer Magazine. Cessna’s photos mostly featured really cute boys as subjects. They were a little rough around the edges. They wore short shorts and eclectic accessories. And most importantly, the boys like to show skin. Walt’s images were vibrant, free, clever, dark, funny, sexy, sweet, sad, tough… and most of all, obsessive.

Since I’m an obsessive guy myself, I took a few hours and went through Cessna’s Tumblr archive and pulled the images that spoke to me today.
If you’d like to know more about Walt and see more of his work, I’ve added links here.

Correct Love to you Walter. XXXO John

WALT CESSNA TUMBLR ARCHIVE HERE

ART FORUM obit
Great QUEERTY 2012 interview HERE
archive list of Sissydude posts of Cessna’s photos

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WE ARE NO LONGER EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES MEGA-POST …


vintage B&W via SHORPY

Dayton O’Connor @ GUYBONE, Guybone on Facebook

Matteo Maganzani by freddie krave MORE pics HERE!  KRAVE on Facebook, Instagram


vintage B&W via SHORPY

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: TWO: THE HOMOSEXUAL VIEWPOINT in CANADA 1964-1966 (via HOUSTON LGBT HISTORY)

HOUSTON LGBT HISTORY: TWO was published by Rick Kerr, and the office address given was that of the Melody Room (457 Church Street, Toronto), one of two gay clubs he owned (the other being the Music Room). The magazine name was obviously inspired by the American homophile publication “TWO (Truth Will Out),” a supplement to the magazine One, which began in 1953. With issue #6 the subtitle was dropped from the covers. The publisher name was initially Gayboy Publishing, and quickly changed to Kamp Publishing LTD. The magazine’s content was eclectic, with articles, local drag revue coverage, stories, and lots of teen model physique photography.

CHECK OUT NINE FULL ISSUES in PDF form HERE @ HOUSTON LGBT HISTORY!

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A HUNTING WE WILL GO… A HUNTING WE WILL GO MEGA-POST!!!

Cachorro Lozano (pink pits) by Cain Q.

some images via HOMOTOGRAPHY, MYSELFIXION, VOODUUDE, MATTADORESIT
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TWO FACES HAVE I MEGA-POST…


PIC ABOVE: FLORIAN HETZ

B&W VIA MYSELFIXION paintings by Jean-Léon Gérôme
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STUNNING IMAGES FOUND @ AWESOME FRONT FREE ENDPAPER…

This site always makes me happy. So much beauty and interesting antidotes.
See all of the wonders of FRONT FREE ENDPAPER

“An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs.”

“I am a book collector, book dealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK. This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on… Alongside all of that you also get a personal journal of life and memoir and the self-therapy you have come to know and love from bloggers.” – Callum James

FRONT FREE ENDPAPER

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A VALENTINE’S DAY MEGA-POST (& PAST SISSYDUDE VALENTINES ROUND-UP)…

Sissydude Valentine ode to James Bidgood & Pierre et Gilles… with a vintage guy named “Kevin”

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Oh, XL… you are such a beauty.

VALENTINES ROUND-UP AFTER THE JUMP…

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THREE THINGS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WITH GABE LADUKE (via KALTBLUT), CIRQUE ALPHONSE DUDES & RANDOM VINTAGE TATTOOED HOTNESS…

SEE THE FULL SHOOT HERE @ KALTBLUT

Photography Kiko Dionisio

Model is Gabe Laduke

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BOYS MEN BOYS BOYS MEGA-POST!!!


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VINTAGE PICS VIA MYSELFIXION AND GOLDEN FLEECING

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IT’S THE WEEKEND IS HERE/ LETS GET BUSY MEGA-POST!!!

vintage man photos via MYSELFIXION and photos via Maverick Men, Kris Irons & Pink Mince

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SUPER DIRTY LITTLE BIG MEGA POST!!! HAIRY BUTTHOLES TOO…

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE AWESOME GRAPHIC GRAPHICS of vintage DRUMMER MAGAZINE!

So I’m home with a flu/ cold that just lingers and won’t go away… and for some reason DRUMMER Magazine popped up in my head. Lately, I’ve been seeing images of vintage covers popping up on Instagram, Tumblr and such. The graphics and photos really look amazing to me. So here are some mind-blowing images that I found, mostly via some lovely soul named Vince who scanned a full 20 issues! LOVE… probably one of my fave Sissydude posts. Enjoy!

Images posted here via VINCE @ SCRIBD. You can look through Vince’s scans of a full 20 issues HERE.
So much great stuff to savour!

WIKIPEDIA: Drummer was an American magazine targeted at gay men with an interest in the leather subculture founded by John H. Embry and Jeanne Barney in Los Angeles, 1975. Because of police harassment, the magazine moved to San Francisco in 1977, with Jack Fritscher as new editor-in-chief (1977–1999). The last number of the magazine, issue 214, was published in April 1999.

Drummer was the most successful of the American leather magazines and was also sold overseas. The publication had a major impact of spreading gay leather as a lifestyle and masculinity as a gay ideal. The magazine was originally focused on quality writings about leather but gradually changed into more of a photo magazine. Among the published writers and artists were Phil Andros, Tim Barrus, Scott Masters, Tom of Finland, Robert Opel, Fred Halsted, David Hurles, Rex (artist), British artist Bill Ward and Larry Townsend. It featured comic strips starring buff gay secret agent Harry Chess by Al Shapiro (under the name “A. Jay”). The photographer Robert Mapplethorpe contributed a photograph for the cover of issue 24, September 1978.

The magazine arranged yearly International Mr. Drummer contests in San Francisco, 1981–1999 (ca).

(watch a bit of the 1985 contest at the end of this post)

Manga artist Gengoroh Tagame has pointed to the magazines illustrated strips as a major influence on his own work.

Also check out the 3 part interview with GLBT Historian Jack Fritscher (the founding San Francisco editor in chief of the legendary leather magazine Drummer
(1975-1999) at the end of this long obsessive post.

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IT’S REALLY ALL JUST PORN MEGA-POST!!!

vintage B&W IMAGES VIA MYSELFIXION

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SEXY HOLIDAYS 2 U MEGA-POST!!!

4 lovely shots of super lovely Álan Dorodnyh @ i2406 i2406 group on Facebook


Gabe by Tristan Ginger


Queerrilla!!!

Vintage B&Ws via MYSELFIXION/ RETRO 70s & 80s music/pop culture images via SILK ELECTRIC/ Men with Flower postcards via Allen S/ Vintage festive camp via GOLDENFLEECING & RAINY DAY RECESS

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OH, I ALMOST FORGOT TO POST THIS SUPER HORNY MEGA POST…

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I THINK YOU MAY NEED TO LOOK AT HAIRY ASSHOLES & OTHER NAUGHTY BITS MEGA-POST!!!

Bob Mizer, Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015. Silver gelatin print.

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vintage B&W via MYSELFIXION

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: FARMER BODIES, SELF PORTRAITS & STILL LIFES by GUSTAVE ROUD…

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When I saw this pic (above) on Myselfixion, I had to find out more about it. And here’s what I found…

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Gustave on the right.

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GUSTAVEROUD.COM: Gustave Roud (1897-1976), one of Switzerland’s foremost Francophone authors, is mostly known for his poetic prose writings. After the death of C.F. Ramuz, Roud was known as a master by many young poets: Maurice Chappaz, Jacques Chessex, Philippe Jaccottet. His correspondence, his diary, and his critical writings are also a testimony to his prolific consideration of literature and the arts. However, for several years now, his work as a photographer (never exhibited during his lifetime) has also moved to the forefront: in this way, Gustave Roud is now considered to be one of the great European writer/photographers of the period between the two World Wars.

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More about Roud’s writing, poetry and photography HERE @ GUSTAV ROUD

Wikipedia: While living a solitary life in his family farm at Carrouge, Roud maintained numerous friendships with artists, poets, and other intellectuals such as Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, Ernest Ansermet, and René Auberjonois, Maurice Chappaz. Roud was also a mentor to the young Philippe Jaccottet, who would later become one of Switzerland’s most accomplished poets.

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“DID SOMEBODY SAY WISH?” MEGA-POST!!!

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pics of Gabe Laduke by KIKO DIONISIO for KALTBLUT

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All vintage photos via MYSELFIXION & CHUCK7048 on EBAY (YOU CAN BID FOR THE IMAGES!)

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JUST GONNA PUT THIS RIGHT HERE MEGA-POST!!!

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three polaroids by RENAUD Duc
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Next 8 images by chris phillips @ pornceptual

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IT’S SISSYDUDE’S 8th BIRTHDAY/ ANNIVERSARY TODAY MEGA-POST!!!

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photo above via LUX natural

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vintage B&W @ myselfixion
vintage C mostly @ x ray delta one
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SISSYDUDE LOVES: STYLISH DUDE THINGS @ MELANCHOLIC EUPHORIA…

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LIKE? MORE HERE @ MELANCHOLIC EUPHORIA

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NAKED BROS AND OTHER SUCH THINGS MEGA-POST!!!

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above pic via MATTADORES

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first 8 photos above by lauro justino @ SEM FOCO

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all vintage men via MYSELFIXION

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