JACK FRITSCHER
Referenced by Other Writers

Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow, by Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen
Secret Historian:The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, by Justin Spring
Sex Between Men by Douglas Sadownick
Vamps and Tramps by Camille Paglia
Index on Censorship for Free Expression, Vol 28 No. 6 Nov/Dec 1999
The Arena of Masculinity by Brian Pronger
Gay by the Bay, Edited by Susan Stryker and Jim Van Buskirk
Index on Censorship for Free Expression, Vol 26 No. 4 Jul/Aug 1997

Leatherman:
The Legend of Chuck Renslow

by Tracy Baim
and Owen Keehnen

Prarie Avenue Publications
©2011

A Review-Article in The Bay Area Reporter
"Who's Your Big Daddy"
by Jack Fritscher

SECRET HISTORIAN

The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and
Sexual Renegade

by Justin Spring

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
©2010

A Review-Article in The Bay Area Reporter
"The Talented Mr. Steward"
by Jack Fritscher

SEX BETWEEN MEN

by DOUGLAS SADOWNICK
HarperSanFrancisco, 1996

"an intimate history of the sex lives of gay men postwar to present" features a very positive scholarly look at Jack Fritscher's writing, particularly his much-quoted and referenced novel, Some Dance to Remember, as well as his autobiographical memoir of his lover Robert Mapplethorpe titled Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera.

VAMPS & TRAMPS

by CAMILLE PAGLIA
A Vintage Original
November 1994

Camille Paglia's anthology of essays includes a full transcript of the CHANNEL 4 Broadcast of "The Penis Unsheathed." The Rapido TV production featured Jack Fritscher as Art Critic, Historian, and Social Critic discussing the penis in popular culture. An entire section of Vamps & Tramps features Fritscher speaking to Paglia's Platonic "Symposium."

Camille Paglia: "I feel most fortunate to have an ongoing professional relationship with the brilliant producer-director Peter Stuart, whose staff and crew at Rapido TV in London have created four specials that I hosted on Channel 4, thanks to arts editor Waldemar Januszczak, over the past year and a half. Two of them, The Penis Unsheated and Lolita Unclothed, are in this book. Censorship is such in America, on both the left and right wings, that neither program could have been made for mainstream television here." -- Camille Paglia

Research Comment: Although the index mentions Anne Rice and Jeffrey Dahmer, the index fails to list "Jack Fritscher."

INDEX ON CENSORSHIP FOR FREE EXPRESSION

Vol 28 No. 6 Nov/Dec 1999 Issue 191
Published by Writers & Scholars International Ltd., Lancaster House, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH

Photograph titled "Mike Welder" by Jack Fritscher banned by British law from Edward Lucie-Smith's photo book for the "general public," Ars Erotica. Full-page reproduction of censored photograph, page 161. Earlier, "Mike Welder" was published, without objection because of its "non-general public" target audience, in the "gay" photobook, Jack Fritscher's American Men. Gay art is judged differently—if judged at all. The photograph is from the video "Uncut Muscle Mechanic: Mike Welder" at Palm Drive Video.

THE ARENA OF MASCULINITY
by
Brian Pronger

Conceptually leveraged and inspired by Jack Fritscher's cover and cover feature, "Gay Jock Sports," which filled 10 pages in Drummer #20, January 1978: "Gay Sports: Why Should Straight Guys Have All the Fun? The Gay Sports Revival-Fun, Fucking, and Politics." Developing Fritscher's theme of homomasculinity, Brian Pronger's images include Gay Games Physique Champion, Dan Dufort, in Gut Punchers Duo, a Jack Fritscher video for Palm Drive Video Pronger's cover art references Patrician Nell Warren's The Front Runner.

GAY BY THE BAY
Published by
Chronicle Books

Edited by
Susan Stryker and
Jim Van Buskirk

Robert Mapplethorpe first visited San Francisco in 1968 "to find out if I'm gay once and for all." The trip represented a turning point; he returned to New York and immediately became involved with a young man. Mapplethorpe's 1978 photograph of S/M call boy "Elliott" was his first magazine cover and his only assignment for San Francisco-based Drummer, edited by Jack Fritscher, who later chronicled Mapplethorpe's life in Assault with a Deadly Camera. Mapplethorpe's debut San Francisco exhibition in February 1979 at the Simon Lowinsky Gallery included flower studies, portraits, and a few relatively innocuous sex pictures. The next month Censored;, featuring more explicit work that Mapplethorpe claimed was rejected for the previous show, opened at 80 Langton Street. A serives of scatalogical images shot in a Sausalito boathouse were among those specifically targeted for censure during the 1989 1990 controversy over Mapplethorpe's NEA-funded retrospective.

Research comment: Authors Susan Stryker and Jim Van Buskirk and Chronicle Books commit two errors: 1) claiming Mapplethorpe's NEA-censored images in 1989-1990 were scatalogical photos: none of the photos on trial in Cincinnati was scatalogical; 2) reprinting Jack Fritscher's design of Robert Mapplethorpe's first magazine cover, Drummer 1978, without crediting Drummer, Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera or "Jack Fritscher" in their index.

INDEX ON CENSORSHIP FOR FREE EXPRESSION

Vol 26 No. 4 Jul/Aug 1997 Issue 177
Published by Writers & Scholars International Ltd., Lancaster House, 33 Islington High Street, London N1 9LH

In photo feature titled "Censorship UK" with 4 images by Andres Serrano, Edward Lucie-Smith, Delmas Howe, and Ludovico Carracci, the photograph titled "Mike Welder" by Jack Fritscher is banned by British law from Edward Lucie-Smith's photo book for the "general public," Ars Erotica. Full-page reproduction of censored photograph, page 181. Earlier, "Mike Welder" was published, without objection because of its "non-general public" target audience, in the "gay" photobook, Jack Fritscher's American Men. Gay art is judged differently—if judged at all. The photograph is from the video "Uncut Muscle Mechanic: Mike Welder" at www.PalmDriveVideo.com

Index on Censorship
Copyright 2007 by Jack Fritscher, Ph.D. & Mark Hemry - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED