Sunday, November 16, 2008

After Dark

I had never heard of After Dark before but from the look of all the hunks who graced their covers I know I would have loved reading (*cough*) it. My blogger buddy Kenneth (in the 212) posted some great - dare I say - vintage pics. Here's what he wrote:

While I may have been a tad precocious as a child when it came to films and television (how many 2-year-olds do you know who went to see Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" at the drive-in, or first-graders who counted "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Bob Newhart" as must-see television?). But when it came to periodicals, apparently I was too busy hanging out in my age group reading Highlights and Dynamite when I clearly should have been subscribing to After Dark, which was around from 1968 till the early '80s. Although it's described as "a magazine covering all aspects of the theater (cinema, stage plays, ballet, performance art, etc.)," clearly it was a gay boy's dream come true, with endless pages of dreamy actors and athletes in various states of undress, plus all the latest on the divas of the day.

Read more about After Dark and see the pics here!