by Call, Hal, editor, James Barr Fugate, Kirk Douglas, Howard Griffin et al.
San Francisco: Mattachine Society, 1956. Magazine. 28p., including covers, 5.5x8.25 inches, very good digest size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps with rusty staples. Special issue issue of the magazine. Mostly reprints from various sources including Der Kreis. "Her Son, Her Son" by James barr Fugate, "Actor Replies to Criticism" by Kirk Douglas in which he replies to a critic who questioned the virilty of his Van Gogh character and states that he was attempting to imply the artist's homosexuality by toning down his (the actor's) overt masculinity in other roles.The Mattachine Society, forerunner of Daughters of Bilitis, One, Inc. and Homosexual Information Center etc., founded in 1950 in Los Angeles by Harry Hay and Rudy Gernreich.A member of the CPUSA, Hay structured the small group like a Communist Party cell. Hay was expelled from the CP (at his own insistence) as a "security risk" to the party because of his involvement in the Society. The name derives from a French medieval and renaissance masque group. The magazine was founded in 1954 with the first issue appearing in January, 1951. (Inventory #: 208921)
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