Cinema X was a British film magazine best known for its coverage of sexploitation films. Early issues of the magazine were undated, but it is believed the first issue was published in 1969.
Club International is a United Kingdom-based magazine that depicts softcore pornographic pictures of women. It is a sister magazine of American magazine Club. Club International was founded in 1972 and is published every four weeks, making thirteen issues per year. Each edition consists of one hundred printed pages and is staple-bound, with the exception of the slightly larger 'special edition', published at the start of each new volume, which has some 120 pages and flat glued binding.
Fiesta Magazine Launched in 1966, it quickly became Britain’s top selling adult magazine. Dubbed ‘the magazine for men which women love to read,’ the monthly magazine’s readers were responsible, in the early 1970’s, for creating a phenomenon which has been adopted in magazines worldwide: readers’ wives. This bright and gaudy glamour magazine has generally featured girl-next-door type models and has an earthy humour which has been compared to that of a British seaside postcard.
FILM FUN ran from July 1915 to September 1942. Actually, however, it traced its roots back to the late 19th century, having begun as JUDGE'S SERIALS (1887 to January 1890), reprinting material from the humor magazine JUDGE. This became JUDGE'S LIBRARY (February 1890 to July 1912) and then THE MAGAZINE OF FUN (August 1912 to June 1915).
An Early 1950's Pocket size glamour magazine, billed as "Lusty and Robust Entertainment" featuring illustrations, glamour photography and jokes...
Girl Illustrated was a glamour magazine published in London, England from 1966 to 1977. It was a spin off of the Naturist magazine Health & Efficiency and was notable for its high quality paper and numerous colour photographs. Katy Manning appeared naked with a Dalek prop in one issue.
Knave' magazine is a long-established British pornographic magazine, published by Galaxy Publications. It is the upmarket sister publication of Fiesta magazine. Along with many other adult magazines, Knave has published the works of popular authors, including Harlan Ellison. Ellison's short story "The Pied Piper of Sex" was first published in the March 1959 issue under the name Paul Merchant, whilst "The Man with the Green Nose", also known as "Survivor No. 1", and co-written with Henry Slesar, first appeared in the September 1959 issue. Other people to have been published at Knave include Kim Newman, Dave Langford, and Neil Gaiman. Gaiman's early short stories, including "We Can Get Them For You Wholesale", were published within the magazine he also worked at the magazine in many roles, including celebrity interviewer and book reviewer. Gaiman began work at the magazine in 1984 but left in the late 80s because an editorial change resulted in the magazine concentrating more heavily on pornographic content.
Mayfair is a British adult magazine for men. Founded in 1965, it was designed as a response to U.S. magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse, which had recently launched in the UK. For many years it claimed the largest distribution of any men's magazine in the UK.
Men Only is a British soft-core pornographic magazine published by Paul Raymond since 1971. However, the title goes back to 1935 when it was founded by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd as a pocket magazine (115x165mm). It set out its editorial stall in the first issue: 'We don't want women readers. We won't have women readers...' It sought 'bright articles on current male topics'. In 1971, Paul Raymond, who ran night-clubs in London's Soho district, relaunched Men Only as the start of a 'top-shelf' publishing empire and it was the main competitor to Mayfair during the 1970s and 1980s (Raymond latterly took over Mayfair). Over the years, models featured in Men Only have also appeared in different photo-shoots in Club International (a title bought from IPC). The early issues of Men Only often contained serious articles and interviews, though since the 1980s these have largely been omitted. Photographers from the early years included Fred Enke and R.B. Kane, and more recently Bob Twigg.
Parade was a magazine for men in Britain. It was originally known as Blighty between 1916 and 1920 and was intended as a humorous magazine for servicemen. It was relaunched in 1939 for the Second World War and continued afterwards until 1958 when it became Blighty Parade, in preparation for the transition into a pin-up magazine. It was known as Parade and Blighty for the final weeks of 1959 when it finally became Parade in 1960. By the 1970s content had progressed to topless and nude photos of models .
Playbirds magazine is from the same stable as Whitehouse, Park Lane, Lovebirds and several other titiles. Known for pushing the boundaries of UK porn to the limit in the late 70’s and a showcase for Mary Millington. Early editions of Playbirds are mainly printed in black & white with a very heavy cover giving vintage issues of Playbirds hard to find without creasing. Even though this problem exists early editions of Playbirds magazine along with titles from the same marque are widely collected. One of the main photographers for this stable of magazines in its early days was John Allum.
Playboy is an American men's magazine, founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. Playboy is one of the world's best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.
Span was a wonderful pinup magazines published in Britain after WWII through the 1970’s
Spick was a UK pocket pin-up magazine that came out at the same time as Playboy in the US. Aimed at a very different audience, with its content based on 'girl next door' photographs
Titter was, like all of its sibblings, cast in the same mould as Beauty Parade. Its only distingushing features were a greater number of references to the burlesque, esp. the days of the CanCan, and a greater variety of front covers. The artist Peter Driben produced the majority of Harrisons covers, closely followed by Earl Moran and Billy deVorss, the front cover of Titter however was painted by Merlin Enabit, an artist who mixed his own paints from natural dyes.