Vintage African-American Magazines Hot Black Romance







Black romance! Other than the dynamite duo of Jet and Ebony from Johnson Publications in Chicago, African-American magazines are surprisingly scarce, which is why the examples I pick to show here likely will not look familiar. Smaller circulations, segregated neighborhoods, institutional racism (did YOUR public library subscribe to Jive?) and other reasons account for their rarity. Plus, museums and serious collectors are now purchasing them to compensate for their earlier neglect. Unless you find a box somewhere, you might expect to pay 25 to 50 bucks apiece and more for a mint condition black romance magazine from the 1950s and 1960s...if and when you can find one.

Of related interest is a ten-part series on The Black Pinup I am finishing up on Vintage Sleaze the Blog

Group of vintage African-American Romance magazines collection Jim Linderman

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4 comments:

  1. I use to read these when I was a teenager!

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  2. If anyone knows where I can purchase the following magazines: Black Romance, Jive, Black Confessions, Bronze Thrills. Please contact me at urbanexperiencebookstore@yahoo.com

    Thank you,

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  3. I WAS ON THE COVER OF HEP MAGAZINE IN THE YEAR 1972 ,AND ALL COPIES I HAD WERE DESTROYED IN A FIRE...IF YOU KNOW WHERE I COULD OBTAIN A COPY OF THE COVER PLEASE CONTACT ME AT TRAVA2@AOL.COM

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