Influentially, in the mid-70's, before artists like Bear magazine' incredible H. K. Tuttle, the first and original heavy-duty bear artist, Domino, was-like the martyrologist photographer Arthur Tress (Drummer #30)-working the piers and streets of New York. The California Action Guide article teaser, "Ambushed in Manbush" pun, was homage to the hippie-bear Ambush bar, whose owner, the Full Ursus David Delay appeared in the Palm Drive video, Daddy's Beerbelly in Bondage, under the screen name of "Sam Bush.". Magic and mystery, Are part of their history, Along with the secret, Of gummiberry juice. Gay criticism, gay reviews, gay politics, gay exclusiveness often reduce down to just so much "bitter grapes" because "somebody else was the homecoming king!". Because in 1967, I was a founding member of the legit American Popular Culture Association, I had two years' head-start in pop-culture analysis before Stonewall; so I was prepared to anticipate queers, leather, bears, whatever, as the phenoms appeared, particularly in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. Les Wright's Bear Book II dives to the heart of the politically correct controversy about bears who by nature and humanist philosophy are not usually politically correct. Yet, by some ironic twist of gay DNA, the clones' exact style of flannel shirts, bandanas, boots, etc., evolved into "Bear Wear" first at the Ambush bar, South of Market, and later, out of the Castro bar, Bear Hollow, riding through the millennium at the second Lone Star bar across the street from the closed Ambush bar. I have one. Les Wright asked me to be keynote speaker at the Bear History Project Conference 2000, because my street credential-6,000 gay pages in print-is as one of the keystone voices in the creation of the species Bear. Robert gave me a number of the large black-and-white photographs and they are perfection. Bear men also hardly helped the photographic advent of Bear Culture by being shyer themselves than a groundhog. Rowberry's passing opened the floodgates for bear videos which support the bear magazines which, because they are print in a video age, cannot support themselves in a culture that views but does not read, valuing an 80-minute "bear" video at $60, and an 80-page "bear" magazine at $7.95. DRAMATIC PLAY: Create a large cave for kids to crawl into and pretend to hibernate. Click on Laurence Brown, Chapter 2, "Fat Is a Bearish Issue." Jim Enger, with his CHP moustache, grooming, and physique was the Lord of the Bears. 37.) Just as Dr. Thomas McCann, Chapter 28, "Laid Bear,"describes bearish details in fiction in a variety of gay magazines, Drummer continued the Whitmanian drumbeat rhythms of American masculinity and homomasculinity that would eventually allow bear and bearness to merge as shield emblems and totems of gay masculine-identified homosexuality. Bear Book II references the diversity of the Bearstream and bear magazine publishing. Memoir seems often the autobiography of that culture, written as a primary witness, as well as written as a professionally trained critic and scholar of history. With the light out, it's a fuckspace." Monday, November 04, 2013 11:10 a.m. by Jon Henseler Well this hits the nostalgia bone pretty hard. (Bummer!) Hokey Wolf replaced his segment on The Huckleberry Hound Show. In a personal letter, dated May 23,1983, Veet Manu wrote: "The first Hirsute J/O parties begin this summer. I'm not a leatherman. Intellectually, the lesbigay fundamentalist politically correct connection of HIV to gay culture is wrong in the same way that Right Wing Republican fundamentalists are wrong about gay culture. (Missing Lyrics), Best Day Now One cannot know the Bearstream of bear without considering the impact of MAN2MAN internationally and the California Action Guide in San Francisco. MAN2MAN, the California Action Guide, and the Hirsute Club Newsletter all happened in 1979/80 through 1983, and crashed with the plague, four years before Bear magazine rode to the rescue of the Bearstream in 1987. Confer Bear Book II, Chapter 27, "Bears in Literature and Culture." Personal photographs seem like public snapshots of history. The average gay bear probably feels more like a person than the average gay man. The original-recipe Rainbows, still existing, including this old Rainbow fuck, were the avant garde of the bearish dirty-biker look. FULL-URSUS (10). I remember the interview started, "Now that you're all of 37, what's going to happen to you and your film career?" As Les Wright says in Bear Book II, I wrote in Drummer, "A homomasculine man has more in common with a straight man than he does with a female-identified/Streisand-identified homosexual." Page through any of Mapplethorpe's beautiful coffee-table photo books as part of any study of the emergence of Bear Culture, because, legend that he himself was, Mapplethorpe found time to formalize a few Bearstream men. To study how the gay male image was changing toward bearish homomasculinity, and how the early classified personals led to Chapter 17, "The Bear Mailing List: Les Wright Interviews Henry Mensch," see "Those Dirty Classifieds!" Cartoon Songs Berenstain Bears Theme (1985) lyrics: [SPOKEN] / This way to Bear Country. See Hun books and Hun Video Gallery: Rainy Night in Georgia. Old Reliable's gift to nascent Bear Culture was that his bearded, hairy men introduced hillbilly blue-collar glamour into the homomasculinity of the Bearstream. (This from a professional analyst of gay pop culture.) The first liberated queers had no idea such diverse ways of being gay would come out of the closet. I think you're right about throwing big open parties...to recruit new blood." His salon reflected his personality: fun, easy-going, productive. Details. Richard Bulger was the best kind of friend: he did real business as opposed to gay business; that is he kept his word, he paid his bills, he treated the first nominated bears as people. Thanks for help with graphics and promotion. History for me is fetish. I confess. I can only connect some of the dots. Will the plurality of bears go on forever? Sociologically, there is more gay verite for the researcher in the features, photos, and personals of gay magazines than in all the gay coming-of-age books in the world. Gummi Bears!! I produced Richard Locke's interview in Drummer #24, because as the breakout star of the Gage films, Locke was a personality to hang a concept on. You do? That's nearly 30% in 1989 obscuring their faces. Helpful. In May 1969, in Paris still smouldering with student revolution, then in Amsterdam, I was swept up, like Vanessa Redgrave's Isadora (1969), by a lovely, bearded, revolutionary boy named Nick Perrenet, straight out of the leathery Argos Bar (the world's first leather bar) and into the chair-throwing, shouting maelstrom of students taking over a Dutch University. By the mid/late 60's, Colt Studios, first in New York, shooting naturally masculine musclemen, with Clint Walker as the platen, struck on the hairy model Ledermeister (Leathermaster) who was in fact the muscular, very upholstered archetype of bear, Paul Garrior, from whom all later bears descend. So tied together in creating High Male-Concept are Les Wright's Bear Book I and Jack Fritscher's American Men that the two books were reviewed together in Lambda Book Report, May, 1997. Someone should write all this down. I wanted the face on the magazine to reflect not models but the faces of the grassroots readership. In fact, the Training Center's first video feature, I titled Atlanta Knights and changed the lead cop's grooming from nonbear to bear, making sure he grew a moustache and showed his torso hair which he had to stop shaving. When Bear Book II's Alex Papadopoulos in Chapter 12, "Theorizing Bear Space," writes about the varieties of "Bear Space," consider this historical byte. The Bears–Packers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.The two clubs have won a combined 22 NFL championships (13 for Green Bay and 9 for Chicago), including five Super Bowl championships (four for Green Bay and one for Chicago) and have 65 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Chicago with 34 and Green Bay with 31). TORRENT download. Brush Creek Media's other magazine, Leatherman, acknowledged on the masthead of Leatherman #2 (June,1994) that its title came from the novel Some Dance to Remember. American Harley-Davidson® North Tonawanda, NY is the premier Harley-Davidson® dealership for the Niagara Frontier and all of Western New York, including Niagara Falls, Tonawanda, Lockport, Kenmore, Williamsville, Buffalo, Lackawanna, Hamburg, East Aurora and Depew. That pretty much describes the true heart of a bear. 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