Thought I'd cut short the long ass pulp I've been scanning tonight and do a quick post of an excellent but forgotten magazine, Film International.
I suppose I came to this magazine for the same reason that most will hunt it down right here, as this is a publication from Stan Lee a couple of years after O.G. Martin Goodman stepped away from publishing in the early 70s after having sold Magazine Management after a long and varied career in pulps, magazines, and comics. McCoy and I were recruited to scan and edit these (and other) mags back when as an offshoot of the Timely-Atlas project. You know, just send the package, and we'll take care of the rest, heh heh.
Seeing as how the mags have never really migrated from whatever piratical recesses into wider circulation, I've put em up at the Internet Archive where they rightfully belong as artifacts of 70s cinema, a unique decade in cinema where a lot of barriers seemed to come down in film. The lines between art, entertainment, and pornography were blurred, and there was a feeling that cinema was GOING SOMEWHERE NEW. Old Hollywood was giving way to new stars and a new way of thinking. I'm not sure how all that worked out, but here we are almost 50 years later in quite a different place altogether.
I'm short on time tonight (and do apologize for the lack of posts, I'm stacking up the scans quicker than I can give them introduced), so check the mag out yourself, as they are chock full of interesting and tantalizing material and pictures of today's old stars when they were young. Cut short after four editions, Film International keeps its status as funky and experimental. Survival is tough out there in the magazine jungle...
I'd be remiss, though, not to at least cut out a couple pictures of 70s Stan (from the third issue feature on the magazine launch party)