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"The gramophone" as Gay Contact magazine

Post by Gmemg » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:32 pm

Some years ago a delightful and highly amusing Gay man pointed out to me that the back pages of "the Gramophone" magazine were used in the 1950's by Gay men as a sort of contact magazine (whatever that might be - Ed)

i thought he was joking - he then provided proof !


it's possible some are entirely innocent - and thus might have lead to all kinds of misunderstandings but some are definitely very strangely phrased !

Here are some of the adverts from the personal Columns in 1952 - more to follow as i feel they are historically interesting, some of the "code" words are :

"Confirmed Bachelor"
"interested in Arts"
"Record Collector - photo appreciated" (of what - the records ?)
"robust physique & personality essential" that must mean "a Bit of Rough !"
"Interested in Wagner" (Likes Uniforms or horned helmets ?)
"interested in School Life " (err..............)
"Motor Cycling "Leatherman required ?)


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