Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage Hunks for the Holidays


There  once was a time when thick paper catalogs from department stores (called "wish books" because you wished for the things you wanted) were staples in millions of homes for the holidays.   In our VGMH fantasy version, every page of our Holiday Wish Book is filled with things that we're especially interested in...including those wonderful naked men of retro smut! And here at VGMH, the more naughty you've been, the better our resident Santa likes it!  Above photos: By the looks of our latest vintage four studs, it's going to be a very bushy holiday.  But sometimes a retro guy also has to get dressed:

No-iron groovy pants, with flared legs, a tight crotch and wide black belts.  At just $10.99 a pair, they are a deal!  But wait--buy them and the nifty shirt for only $17.99!  When ordering, they want waist size and inseam length...anyone have a tape measure handy?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Macho Men and More

Santa (above): For a gay blog like VGMH, this ad's just too-darn-easy to come up with lots of snickers and naughty comments about.  Please add your own below.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Vintage Wish Book Objects of Desire

Every Christmas season VGMH offers up our version of gifts we'd like to see under the tree. The very first Sears Wish Book, (then known as the Sears Christmas Book) came out in 1933.  It started a tradition that made the Wish Book an American holiday icon.  Featured items in the first catalog included an electric (battery powered) toy automobile, a Mickey Mouse watch, fruitcakes, Lionel electric trains, a five pound box of chocolates, and live singing canaries. The books also continued another time-honored tradition: Checking out sexy models displaying underwear for sale.

Economic times were still tough in 1933 and for most people, the catalog offered only a chance to "wish" for all of the wonderful things presented...but even that proved to be great fun because so many items were displayed. But this was also a catalog designed to make money, hence everyday basics such as affordable underwear, shoes and shirts were staples of the books in addition to the items that were less-necessities driven such as jewelry.  For those with a good income, it was easy shopping.  For others, it was free entertainment and a chance to dream about a future when money would be more plentiful.   The Wish Book tradition continued into the twenty-first century with, first launched in 1998.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Fur Traders (part three-end of series)

The French traded European manufactured stuff in return for their prized beaver skins. In exchange, firearms and booze were highly desired by the native men. Personal relations between the French fur traders and Native American men were sometimes very good and sometimes very bad.

Both the British and French colonists were confronted with the fact that in many Native American cultures, it was normal for men to have sex with other (female-acting and dressing) males. and they were welcomed and respected by their tribes.   It's been widely recognized that the French coined the term "berdache" to label these men who lived in female roles.  

Throw into the mix the ultra-homophobic missionaries and it must have been quite a time. No doubt that Etienne saw the potential for sexy male escapades in the wilderness when he created this great fantasy work.  By the end of the series, once again our artist displays his sense of humor, with the studs sexually spent and another couple of notches added to his list of male conquests.  

End of Series

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Fur Traders (part two)

There was a time when just Europeans couldn’t get enough beavers. We’re not talking about the Hustler magazine kind of beaver, but rather the furry little critters that live out in the wilderness. Rugged French fur traders and trappers were among the earliest representatives of their homeland in early North America. How early? Consider that during the era from roughly 1660 through 1763, a fierce rivalry grew between France and Great Britain as each power struggled to expand their fur-trading territories in North America. The poor animals didn't stand much of a chance. 

The demand in Europe for beaver was huge because the furs gave the wearer protection against the elements as well as a mark of social distinction. The reduction of the beaver population was so large that it actually forced the trappers and traders to push deeper into the interior lands in search of their prey. Some of these men took their families into the woods with them, but this was rough and dangerous living, and the lifestyle made many of them bachelors out of necessity and choice. Thus it made sense for them to work in teams of two men, and accounts from that time suggest that they literally slept together for many obvious reasons, not the least of which would be for mutual warmth and protection. 

Stay tuned for part three

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fur Trappers (part one of three)


VGMH's already reviewed famed gay artist Etienne's life numerous times, so in honor of Thanksgiving we'll shift the focus to one of his series rather than the man himself.  This art portfolio is simply known as Trappeurs.  Like all of Etienne's work, there's so much more going on in addition to the obvious...and in this case the French men who are the trappers are rooted in real American history that's often overlooked.  More on the actual history behind these wonderfully sexy fantasy drawings in parts two and three.


It looks like our French fur trader is busy chopping himself some wood when, let's just call it fate, a canoe carrying a sexy blonde frontiersman arrives at the shore, looking eager to barter while cautiously carrying his rifle.

From the looks of things, they've made these sort of deals before, as the campsite visitor goes right to business and helps our trapper remove his European black boots. Looks like that beautiful buck skin jacket with fringe is coming off, too. Those moccasins look comfortable enough to leave on during their "negotiations."  So, what's being traded between these two men? Please stay tuned.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thank You Veterans, both Gay and Straight.  

The times are changing for the better, as now everyone can serve and be honest about who they are and who they love, without fear of being discharged or disgraced.

VGMH salutes men and women with a mission-to protect and serve their country. 

World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, but fighting actually ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades, public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.  World War II and the Korean War created millions of additional war veterans beside those the First World War already honored by Armistice Day. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars.

The Uniform Holiday Bill, signed in 1968, was intended to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Monday: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. The fourth Monday in October was established as the new date for the observance of Veterans Day, to take effect in 1971. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971.

It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, so in 1975 President Gerald Ford signed legislation to return the federal observance of Veterans Day to Nov. 11, based on popular support throughout the nation.  The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to Nov. 11, not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of county, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Luciano in the Movies

Luciano Endino worked a lot for Pacific Sun Entertainment Films. He also appeared in movies for one of the most prolific Eastern European producer/directors of  gay porn, Csaba Borbély.

Critics of Eastern European smut complained that while many of these movies were filled with very masculine men, they were often lacking in emotions.   The guys often went through the physical mechanics of having sex with one another, climaxed on cue, and left as quickly as they could get their clothes back on.  That was typically not the case with Luciano (or Csaba's films in general).  Luciano often delivered enthusiastic performances and truly seemed to be enjoying the what he was doing.   Among his credits were Lovers of Arabia, Full Force, and Man-Driller.  

In the images below from Lovers of Arabia, Ray Phillips, Brian Wels, and Luciano Endino have sex with one another.  Unfortunately, for this first scene in the movie, many critics were less-than impressed with the cheesy sets and costumes, which distracted more than anything else from the film's enjoyment. Lovers of Arabia was the first of three films using a Middle Eastern theme.

 Lovers of Arabia was written and directed by Csaba Borbély, videographed by Zsolt Teszári, and edited by Alexander Gray. The movie was filled with dicks, including Ray Phillips, Brian Wels, Luciano Endino, Dragan Cszerny, Ron Miller, Fernando Nielsen, Rick Perry, Claudio Antonelli, Gilbert Bosco, Nico Luchini, Jack Laurel, Fabrice Felder, Fred Goldsmith, and Gabriel Stone.

As the movie action begins (exterior shots were filmed around Istanbul), Luciano tastes Ray Phillip's cock, who is busy sucking on Brian Wels while also toying with Brian's butt.  It's not very long before Luciano decides to fuck Brian and plunges inside of him him missionary style while Ray watches and beats off.  Ray then knocks on Brian's backdoor as Brian sucks on Luciano's curved meat stick. 

Unfortunately for fans for Luciano, the three way sex seemed to be more robotic than hot.  The scene somewhat redeems itself at the end, as the audience gets to watch Luciano milk himself to a climax of sticky and thick sperm contrasting nicely against Lucinao's dark-haired abdomen.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Luciano Endino

 Luciano Endino seems to have been one of those guys who briefly worked in the world of adult modeling before moving on to do other things in his life (it's reported that this hunk is also a credentialed math and physics instructor).  But back between about 2002 - 2003, aficionados of uncut men (and smut) were adoring Mr. Endino from all around the globe.  His musky and hairy nut sack was at the right place at the right time---The European/Czech adult gay entertainment boom was offering fans fresh faces and physiques.  Swarthy Hungarian Luciano's three-day beard, those deep and sensuous eyes, and that densely carpeted chest fur were only the beginnings of his macho attractions---Endino's banana-curved 6-inch pleasure stick made him a star as quickly as it curled up his belly when he saw someone that he wanted to fuck with it.
Luciano graced the cover of Honcho magazine's September 2003 issue.  Cover photos are designed to grab attention on crowded magazine racks to get customers to buy them, and the Honcho cover photo of Endino's hairy chest and inviting treasure trail certainly delivered.  Luciano also appeared in Blueboy, Indulge, and Machismo.  But it was in movies where Luciano truly set himself apart.  Famed European director Csaba Borbely used Luciano in many productions.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Homosexual In America

October 31, 1969
On October 31, 1969 this colorful cover first hit the magazine racks at drug stores and supermarkets everywhere.  It probably wasn't coincidence that it came out just four months after the Stonewall riots and after the summer's huge popularity for the movie Midnight Cowboy.   The magazine editors and writers could have been on the cusp of reporting for what turned out to be the modern turning point in gay activism.  But instead, much to their shame, TIME magazine ran this cover story titled "The Homosexual in America" which largely presented a negative and disgusting portrayal of gay men in society.  Sadly, this respected publication appears to have played to the darkest of prejudices in American culture at the time, giving credibility to intolerance. The story asked the question to readers, “Is there a homosexual conspiracy afoot to dominate the arts and other fields?,” and blamed homosexuality on “many emotionally disturbing experiences during the course of several years.” 

 For the most part, gay historians regard the article as offering condescending and negative views towards gay men, similar to that presented in a CBS News documentary that aired two years earlier that was similarly titled "The Homosexuals".  Consider that the article describes the "life of a homosexual is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such it deserves fairness, compassion, understanding and, when possible, treatment. But it deserves no encouragement, no glamorization, no rationalization, no fake status as minority martyrdom, no sophistry about simple differences in taste — and, above all, no pretense that it is anything but a pernicious sickness."

The reality that gay men were a part of everyday society was something that many Americans did not want to acknowledge, and the riots and publicity for Midnight Cowboy were something that they feared.  An entire class of people, who had suffered living in denial about who they really were, had begun to demand an end to police brutality and discrimination.  For every step forward that was made by courageous gay rights activists, publications such as this one pushed the cause of acceptance back. As the story said Though they still seem fairly bizarre to most Americans, homosexuals have never been so visible, vocal or closely scrutinized by research,” the article stated. “They throw public parties, frequent exclusively “gay” bars (70 in San Francisco alone), and figure sympathetically as the subjects of books, plays and films. Encouraged by the national climate of openness about sex of all kinds and the spirit of protest, male and female inverts have been organizing to claim civil rights for themselves as an aggrieved minority.”