Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Magazine Odyssey, Part Five by Greg Dziawer

A lot of Eddie's creative output went straight to adult bookshops like this one.

In the last two installments of Ed Wood Wednesdays, we indexed the magazine titles and issues filed for copyright (in 1970-71 and 1973 Library of Congress catalogs, respectively) by Pendulum/Calga, both incorporated publishers running out of Bernie Bloom's W Pico Blvd office, where Ed Wood and a small cadre of large talents and free spirits worked. Dramatic changes ensued in 1973, as both Pendulum and Calga disintegrated by the Spring. Common speculation relates to the burgeoning legal troubles of Michael Thevis, finally resulting in two murder convictions.

By the spring of 1973, solely Gallery Press, Inc. existed. It was still run by Bloom on W Pico under the imprints Gallery Press and (d.b.a.) Edusex, the Pendulum sensibility maintaining: free-love hippiedom, pleas-for-tolerance, utterly objective – well, excepting legacy terms like "perversion" and "deviation" – pseudo-science, lots of b&w and color graphic sexual photos (the proverbial raison d'etre), and, with regularity, Ed Wood's short stories and articles.

Ed listed 27 short stories and 49 articles on his resume for 1973, most of which are spread across the approx. 130 individual issues indexed here.

PENDULUM (Pendulum Publishers, Inc.)


Both the Pendulum imprint and the incorporated publisher under that name faded quickly in early 1973, releasing a mere four issues across three titles (all long-running). It's former d.b.a. SECS Press ended its run as 1972 ended.

Orgy
v5n1 JanFeb

Pendulum
v5n4 Feb
v5n5 Apr

Swap
v7n1 JanFeb


CALGA PRESS (Calga Publishers, Inc.)


Both the Calga Press imprint and the incorporated publisher under that name, likewise to Pendulum, faded quickly in early 1973. A mere two issues were filed for copyright in 1973 as Calga Press titles, one in copyright notice in December of 1972. Effectively, Calga Press was no more by 1973.

Erotic Love
v4n1 JanFeb

U.S. Sex and World Views
v8 JanFeb (in notice: 1972)


EDUSEX (Calga Publishers, Inc.)

In the vaccum of Pendulum and Calga's wake, the Edusex imprint (early in the year a d.b.a. of Calga Publishers, Inc. and then continuing on as a d.b.a. of the newly-formed and soon sole incorporation Gallery Press, Inc.) briefly flourished. Edusex carried the sociological torch of the obsolescent SECS Press.

Anthology of Sex
book 1 FebMar
book 2 AprMay

The Anatomy of Sex
book 3 MarApr

Bisexuality
book 1 AprMay

The Erotic Woman
n1 AprMay

Female Sexuality
book 2 MarApr

The Marrieds and the Singles
v2 Feb (in notice: Nov72)
v3 JunJul

Sex Data
MayApr
book 3 MayJun

The Sex Experience
book 3 MayJun

Sex Film Review
v1 JanFeb

Sex Forum
book 2 FebMar

Sex in America
book 2 JanFeb

The Sex Scene
book 2 FebMar
book AprMay

Sex Studies
book 3 MarApr

Sexlife
book 1 MarApr

Sexual Guidebook
book 1 MarApr

The Sexual Reader
book 2 JanFeb
book 3 AprMay

Sexworld
book 4 AprMay


GALLERY PRESS (Calga Publishers, Inc.)


Gallery Press maintained into the late-Winter/early-Spring of 1973 as the principal d.b.a./imprint of Calga Publishers, Inc., soon to incorporate as Gallery Press, Inc., subsuming Pendulum and Calga. (A few issues leaked out under GP/CPI through the remainder of the year.)

Boyplay
v2n1 FebMar

Cherry
v2n1 FebMar
v2n2 JunJul

Couples Doing It (continued as Couples)
v2n1 FebMar

Fantastic
v2n1 FebMar

Festival
v1 JanFeb (in notice: Dec72)

Fig Leaf
v2n1 JanFeb (in notice: Dec72)

Gallery
v2(called 1)n1(called 2) JanFeb (in notice: Dec72)

Hellcats
v2n1 JanFeb (in notice: Dec72)

Lesbian Life
v2n1 FebMar

Lovers
(listed as title in the copyright catalog under the Gallery Press d.b.a., but no issues are therein filed for copyright)

Party Time
v2n1 FebMar

Passion
v2n1 JanFeb (in notice: Dec72)

Sensual Cinema
v1n1 JanFeb
v2n1 AprMay
v2n2 NovDec


GALLERY PRESS (Gallery Press, Inc.)

Titles previously filed for copyright by Calga Publishers, Inc. maintained, as well as a spate of new titles. The sole d.b.a./imprint under GPI was Edusex, also a carry-over from CPI.

Balling
v1n1 NovDec

Bi
v1n1 AprMay
v1n2 JulAug

Bisex
v1n1 NovDec

Boyplay
v2n2 MayJun

Couples Doing It (continued as Couples)
v2n2 AprMay

Couples (continuing Couples Doing It)
v2n3 AugSep

Deuce
v2n2 FebMar
v2n1 JulAug
v2n3 AugSep

Discovery
v1n1 NovDec

Encyclopedia of Sex
v1n1 NovDec

Fantastic
v2n2 MayJun
v2n3 AugSep

Fantasy
v1n1 NovDec

Festival
v2n1 AprMay
v2n2 JulAug

Fetish
v1n1 MayJun

Fig Leaf
v2n2 AprMay
v2n3 JunJul
v2n4 NovDec

Gallery
v2(called1)n2 AprMay
v2n3 JulAug

Gemini
v2n1 MarApr
v2n2 MayJun
v2n4 Aug

Goddess
v2n1 MarApr
v2n2 MayJun

Group Case Histories
v1n1 MayJun
v1n2 JulAug

Hellcats
v2n2 MarApr
v2n3 JulAug

Lesbian Case Histories
v1n1 MarApr
v1n2 JulAug
v1n3 NovDec

Lesbian Life
v2n2 AprMay
v2n3 JulAug

Man to Man
v1n1 AprMay
v1n2 JulAug

Menage
v1n1 MarApr
v1n2 JunJul

Party Time
v2n2 MayJun
v2n3 AugSep

Passion
v2n2 MarApr
v2n3 JulAug

Savage
v2n1 MarApr
v2n2 JunJul
v2n3 NovDec

Sex Fax
v1n1 SepOct
(not filed for copyright)

Sexual Group
v1n1 NovDec

Sexuality Today
v1n1 NovDec

Singles Catalogue
v1n1 NovDec

Titties
v1n1 NovDec

Trois
v1n1 AugSep

Turn On
v2n2 MarApr
v2n3 JunJul

Wanted Women
v2n2 MarApr
v2n3 JunJul

Woman's Sex Journal
v1n1 NovDec

Woman's World
v2n2 MarApr
v2n3 JunJul


EDUSEX (Gallery Press, Inc.)

Continuing and sometimes re-numbering previous Edusex titles from CPI, the imprint remained the sole titular extension (still a d.b.a.) of GPI during the Spring and Summer of 1973.

Advanced Sexual Practices
book 1 AprMay
book 2 JulAug

The Anatomy of Sex
book 4 JunJul

Bisexuality
book 2 JunJul

The Erotic Woman
n2 AugSep

Female Sexuality
book 3 JunJul

Sex Data
n2 JulAug
book 4 JulAug

The Sex Experience
book 4 JulAug

Sex Forum
book 3 MayJun

Sex in America
book 3 AprMay
book 4 JulAug

Sex Studies
book 4 JunJul

Sexlife
book 2 JunJul

Sexual Guidebook
book 2 JunJul

The Sexual Reader
book 4 JulAug

The Sexual Woman
book 1 JulAug

Sexualiving
book 1 AprMay
book 2 JulAug

Sexworld
book 5 JunJul

A Study of Fetishism
book 1 AprMay
book 2 JulAug


We've now indexed just south of 500 individual Pendulum/Calga/Gallery issues filed for copyright from 1970 through 1973, the heart of Ed's work there. The edges of Pendulum et al – from the late 1960s and mid-'70s – are up next.

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