Thursday, 10 May 2012

402: Gay Bar 3 - Alden Erikson

Alden Erikson
“Playboy” March 1965

A cartoon that at the time can be assumed to speak for itself. The readers will know what these men are. A whole bunch of homosexuals get kicked out of a suddenly closed gay bar – cocktail sign in the window. So what do homosexual men look like as a tribe in the mid-60s? Tight trousers (“fag pants” as they were known then), colourful tops, matelot-style stripes, ascots, and sunglasses worn even indoors. Oh, and a handbag

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