Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Façade (deuxième partie)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 10, 2012

More images from Façade – five glam shots for an article titled “Are You Bionic” styled and shot by Pierre et Gilles!

“How Will You Look This Summer?”

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on June 22, 2012

Issues of Strength and Health magazine from the late 1930s/early 1940s – with some back cover ads.

The Lantern part 2 – History of John Carty

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 1, 2011

An installment of a melodrama by Frederic Gerrish, the 8-year-old editor of The Lantern of Portland, Maine, 1853.

The Lantern – part 1

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on May 27, 2011

Pages from issues of handmade juvenile publications, The Lantern, created by 8-year-old Frederic Gerrish of Portland, Maine, 1853-1859.

Tune in again later for the tale of John Carty . . .

Ads, Ads, Ads . . . or “Have you learned about mouth-happiness?” (courtesy of Spud cigarettes)

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on November 30, 2010

Advertising pages from the September 11, 1933 issue of TIME Magazine, which featured a profile of Gertrude Stein.

The Agnes Magazine

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on August 26, 2010

A handmade magazine by Gelett Burgess, created for his crush, Agnes Bouchard, while living in London in 1898.

Whisper Campaign

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 9, 2010

An issue of Whisper from June, 1956, an example of the gossip-fueled tabloids that multiplied in the 1950s,
answering (and creating) the American public’s thirst for scandals – especially about
actors and actresses, and exposés of the underbelly of the middle class.

Among such articles about wife-swapping in the suburbs and crime rings for hire,
are overtly hostile profiles of gay men, including the pan of Liberace’s first starring role in a film
and a frank open letter to Tennessee Williams penned by his “old friend,” Max Maxwell.

The magazine is also filled with ads promising body-reshaping, sex tips, and
and the extremely practical “hair-do cutouts” from Hollywood Hair-Do (located on Long Island).

Rascal, Villain, Coward,

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on June 17, 2010

“Plan for the improvement of the art of paper war” from: The American museum; or, Universal magazine, 1787 May.

Matter

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 21, 2010

Four issues of a deluxe poetry, art, and music magazine, Matière,
published in Zurich, 1952-53.

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Out of Print

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on December 21, 2009

Magazines of yesteryear.

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Tender Buttons

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 22, 2009

The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the  packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons. Two shots below have been provided by Tod Lippy, publisher of ESOPUS, described on its website as “. . . a twice-yearly arts magazine featuring fresh, unmediated perspectives on contemporary culture from a wide range of creative professionals. ”

A memorial reception celebrating the life and work of Miss Wynne will be held at the Beinecke Library on Friday, October 30th, from 5:30 – 7:00. A copy of ESOPUS with the article by Ellen Ellickson will be on display.

Icteric

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 15, 2009

The first issue of Icteric, an arts magazine published in 1967-68 by David and Stuart Wise, who would go on to form the King Mob.

Daily Bul

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 3, 2009

Pages from two runs of Daily Bul, a magazine produced by the sculptor, Pol Bury, from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s.

Tiempos Nuevos

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on February 2, 2009

The cover of an issue of the Spanish anarchist journal from 1937.

With an image of the famous poster by Fontsere’:

Kaputt-nik!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 18, 2008

Three issues of a radical and far-out magazine, Charlie Kaputt, from Berlin, 1968.

Queer Zine Explosion!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 30, 2008

Issues of queer zines, ca. 1990-2000 from a growing collection at Beinecke Library.

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La Tuies

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 9, 2008

A run of issues of a magazine, La Tuies, from Barcelona, 1923-1927.
Edited by Agusti Piraces, this satirical serial tended toward
the outwardly ribald.

Lipstick Trace

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 4, 2008

An issue of Black Mask from January, 1967 [not cited in Greil Marcus’s “Lipstick Traces”]

 

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Inversions

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 28, 2008

A theme issue of a French magazine from August, 1923,
focusing on the subject of “inversion” or homosexuality.

I.I.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on June 9, 2008

Idiot International, a counter-culture magazine focusing on politics,
published out of London, England, 1970-1971 –
possibly related to the longer-lived French publication
“L’idiot international”, but the link is unclear.