Analog Erotic, 2018

 

Analog Erotic is a curated visual essay through black women’s erotic history. Using personal and digital archives of black print publications from the 1950s to the present, and readings of black women’s erotic performances central to their distribution, I hope to make more visible a historical narrative of performative dissent through a counter archival methodology. This methodology includes researching and documenting e-commerce, personal social media, and home collections.

If you have digital material that may be of value to this project please contact me.

Image citations in order of appearance: 

Straight Stuntin Magazine. Detail of Auralynn Rosario’s centerfold. 2008 Special New Year’s Edition, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Temar France, Portrait of Auralynn Rosario. April. 7 2018. In Living Color Series, 2018.

Straight Stuntin Magazine. Magazine cover. 2008 Special New Year’s Edition, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Straight Stuntin Magazine. Magazine back cover. 2008 Special New Year’s Edition, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Johnson Publishing Company. Jet magazine Cover, 19 May 2008.

Johnson Publishing Company. Jet magazine Cover, 2 October 1976.

Johnson Publishing Company. “Beauty of the Week”, Joyce Johnson, 2 October 1976.

Johnson Publishing Company. Jet magazine Cover, 5 February 1976.

Johnson Publishing Company. Jet magazine Cover, 15 September 1955.

Johnson Publishing Company. Emmett Till Article, 15 September 1955.

Vieilles Annonces, Screenshot of 1954 Black History Viewed Through Magazines, Flickr

Straight Stuntin Magazine. Detail of Auralynn Rosario’s centerfold Interview. 2008 Special New Year’s Edition, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Council, Pamela. Screenshot of Retweet to Temar France, 4 April 2018. @PamelaCouncil, 2009-2018. Twitter.

Thomas, Tiffany, Screenshot of Tweet, 4 April 2018. @theartbxtch, 2013-2018, Twitter

Thomas, Tiffany, Screenshot of September 1965 cover of Hep Magazine, 4 April 2018. @theartbxtch, 2013-2018, Twitter

Thomas, Tiffany, Screenshot of February 1962 cover of Jive Magazine, 4 April 2018. @theartbxtch, 2013-2018, Twitter

Thomas, Tiffany, Screenshot of January 1977 cover of Bronze Thrills Magazine, 4 April 2018. @theartbxtch, 2013-2018, Twitter

Thomas, Tiffany, Screenshot of April 1965 cover of Hep Magazine, 4 April 2018. @theartbxtch, 2013-2018, Twitter

Vieilles Annonces, Screenshot of May 1957 Cover of Brown Magazine, 1954 Black History Viewed Through Magazines album, Flickr

Vieilles Annonces, Screenshot of March 1954 Brown Magazine article, “Is Kinsey Prejudiced”, 1954 Black History Viewed Through Magazines, Flickr

Players Magazine, Screenshot of premiere 1973 cover, DTA Collectibles, Abebooks.com.

Players Magazine, Screenshot of 1979 cover, Illustrated, MAG, Amazon.com.

Players Magazine, Screenshot of 1978 cover, Magazine Back Issues, ebay.com.

Brooks, Daphne. Screenshot of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 cover, 2006. Duke University Press.

BlackMen Magazine. Image of Nov/Dec 2004 cover ft. Melyssa Ford, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

King Magazine. Image of December 2005 cover ft. Trina, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Hottie Magazine. Image of premiere issue cover (ca. 2001) ft. Nicole Ricca, 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Hottie Magazine. Image of Nicole Ricca interview (ca. 2001), 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Hottie Magazine. Image of Hottie Squad (ca. 2001), 2000 – 2018. Auralynn Rosario Collection, New York City.

Newmanology. Screenshot of Black History Month Magazines: Sepia, Jive, Hep, Bronze Thrills album, Facebook

Miller-Young, Mireille. Screenshot of A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography cover, 30 October 2014. Duke University Press.

Newmanology. Screenshot of February 1967 Cover of Jive Magazine, Facebook

Film Bibliography:

(5) Newmanology – Photos. https://www.facebook.com/newmanology/photos/a.10151325855960849.450599.199718485848/10151325856460849/?type=3&theater. Accessed 1 May 2018.

(23) Newmanology – Photos. https://www.facebook.com/pg/newmanology/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151325855960849. Accessed 30 Apr. 2018.

1954 Black History Viewed Through Magazines | Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/albums/72157602215799625. Accessed 1 May 2018.

Annonces, Vieilles. Glamorama Queen – Brown Magazine, May, 1954. 23 Mar. 2008, https://www.flickr.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/3690420416/.

—. Is Kinsey Prejudiced – Brown Magazine, March, 1954. 4 July 2009, https://www.flickr.com/photos/vieilles_annonces/3688347657/.

Brooks, Daphne. Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910. Duke University Press, 2006.

Company, Johnson Publishing. Jet. Johnson Publishing Company, 2008.

—. Jet. Johnson Publishing Company, 1975, https://books.google.com/books?id=ZEIDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

—. Jet. Johnson Publishing Company, 1976, https://books.google.com/books?id=i8ADAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

—. Jet. Johnson Publishing Company, 1955, https://books.google.com/books?id=57EDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

COUNCIL ⭐ 🐐, ⭐ 💅🏽PAMELA. “Wow i Could Get into These…. @etmafrance Check These out for Your Researchhttps://Twitter.Com/Theartbxtch/Status/981615264474320897 ….” @PamelaCouncil, 4 Apr. 2018, https://twitter.com/PamelaCouncil/status/981674213055651840.

Gifford, Justin D. “‘Harvard in Hell’: Holloway House Publishing Company, Players Magazine, and the Invention of Black Mass-Market Erotica: Interviews with Wanda Coleman and Emory ‘Butch’ Holmes II.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., vol. 35, no. 4, 2010, pp. 111–37, https://muse.jhu.edu/article/407339.

ILLUSTRATED, MAG. VINTAGE PLAYERS MAGAZINE V6N3 AUGUST 1979 BEAUTIFUL EBONY WOMEN PICTORIALS. 1st edition, See Title, 1979.

Lee, Trymaine. “The Rise And Fall Of KING Magazine.” Huffington Post, 8 Aug. 2011, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/08/the-rise-and-fall-of-king_n_917909.html.

Miller-Young, Mireille. A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography. Duke University Press, 2014.

Ogunnaike, Lola. “New Magazines for Black Men Proudly Redefine the Pinup.” The New York Times, 31 Aug. 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/31/arts/new-magazines-for-black-men-proudly-redefine-the-pinup.html.

Players Magazine #1 1973- Playboy Type Magazine Black Interest High Grade: – DTA Collectibles. https://www.abebooks.com/Players-Magazine-1973–Playboy-type-Black/22385790547/bd. Accessed 1 May 2018.

PLAYERS V5/N4 1978 Travel: RIO SCOEY, MITCHELL Talks, RON VOGEL Photography. https://www.ebay.com/itm/PLAYERS-V5-N4-1978-Travel-RIO-SCOEY-MITCHELL-talks-RON-VOGEL-photography-/231274113032. Accessed 1 May 2018.