Monday, June 15, 2009

Jerry Sullivan, in the altogether

While Jerry did work with Bruce and AMG and even Avery Willard (sporting a great biker look!), this photo is by none of these studios. I believe this one falls into the DSI category, a publishing company whose history I have not been able to fathom, other than a prime mover and shaker for them was photographer J. Brian.

Whatever! Let's just drink him in, shall we?

4 comments: said...

In the early/mid 1960's, in Minneapolis, MN, DSI (Directory Services Inc) published the first male nude magazine in the U.S..

Europe had put out nudist mags for years, but DSI (founded and run by Conrad Germain and Lloyd Spinar) were the first in the U.S. to do so. They were arrested, fought all the court battles, and in 1965-7 won (acquitted on all 29 counts brought by the U.S. government) the decision making male nudity legal in the U.S..

I own the later DSI negatives and literature created in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s, after they moved away from Minn.

These guys are absolute heroes for making publishing all nudity and later hardcore possible. They
don't get the credit they deserve!

Anonymous said...

I am one of those who discovered DSI some time between 1963 and 1966. I was living in the very rural midwest at the time, so I had to order their magazines from some outlet in New York City. They were wonderful pictures of fine young men, many of whom were gloriously endowed, and I spilled gallons over every one of them (I was in my early 20s). I would love to see the DSI legacy on line somewhere, and I agree that they should be given major kudos for opening up a new world and making it accessible.

Tim said...

I own the domain
and my hope is to one day make an international showpiece of men in this tradition, worldwide.
I will pay profit-sharing instead of the usual one-time lump sum.
Best wishes
and God Bless

Anonymous said...

Interesting to have the history and Jerry was a good looking boy. Always liked blond quiffs on men of this period.