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Three faces of Al Goldstein, whose fighting life unfolds in Jack Stevenson's unofficial biography Beneath Contempt and happy to be there.

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BENEATH CONTEMPT AND HAPPY TO BE THERE
The Fighting Life of Al Goldstein

byJack Stevenson

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DEATH MAGAZINE: DEAD ON ARRIVAL

Goldstein had proven adept at spinning sister publications off from Screw, each seemingly more bizarre and short-lived than the one before. But his strangest detour into doomed publishing ventures had to be Death magazine, a monthly tabloid that bubbled to the surface in the summer of 1978 and gave him the chance to irreverently fuck with the taboo of death the way Screw fucked with the taboo of sex...

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BATTLE OF THE BAD TASTE TITANS

While these spin-off publications gave Al a chance to blow his loose change and indulge his peculiar obsessions, he also wanted to occupy center stage in the men's mag field and they would win him no points there. Enter the aforementioned publisher Lyle Stewart. The two had once planned to bring out a biography about Goldstein entitled The Prince of Porn but for some reason it never happened. Now, in 1978, the plan was to launch something called National Screw, a glossy, color magazine-format version of Screw. Unlike The Prince of Porn, National Screw actually surfaced, but it didn't last long, unable to compete with other men's market glossies, particularly Hustler, which had also established itself as a no-holds-barred working class counterpoint to Playboy.

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Beneath Contempt and happy to be there by Jack Stevenson. The incredible life of Al Goldstein, an overweight cab driver and carny barker who became the most outspoken leader of America's sexual revolution, is captured in this unauthorized biography in all its X-rated glory. Buy this book»

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Death magazine
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12/10/2011
Death magazine fascinated me so much more than Screw, I suppose because it was never around like Screw was. (Of course, neither is Screw anymore.) Are these issues of Death kicking around in any format? Love the book, btw. Another great one, Jack!
Alan J.
 
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