David Bowie, Rochester, New York, 1976 Image © Rochester Police Department

Mug Shots: Celebrities Under Arrest

George Seminara

“The crime, the arrest, the taking down of names and numbers, the emptying of pockets, the one allotted phone call, the fingertips smeared in ink, and finally, the booking photo: the mug shot. Culled from and ferreted out of police departments from all over the country, here are the mug shots of dozens of America’s celebrities who have been arrested. Suzanne Somers, Tim Allen, Larry King, Jane Fonda, Christian Slater—all have blinked in the flash of the police photographer’s camera. With great difficulty, George Seminara has compiled a startling rogues’ gallery of dozens of well-known public figures.”

Publisher: St. Martin's
Paperback: 100 pages


Some of My Best Friends Are Naked: Interviews With Seven Erotic Dancers

Tim Keefe

Seven different exotic dancers from the same club produce seven very different views on life, sexuality, and what it’s like to dance naked for a living. In wide-ranging and probing interviews, Keefe covers such topics as incest, family life, sexual history, and the behind-the-scenes world of the strip club. Expressing attitudes from hatred and contempt for the customers to an appreciation for the sexual pleasure that exhibitionism can bring to a feeling of artistic pride in their work, the dancers talk in a frank and personal way about their lives and their jobs. The interviewees who are artists, activists, and musicians as well as dancers, provide an enlightening view inside the often murky world of the sexual entertainment industry. NN

Publisher: Barbary Coast
Paperback: 380 pages

Sportsdykes: Stories From On and Off the Field

Edited by Susan Fox Rogers

“Sportsdykes explores, defines and celebrates the lesbian sports experience. Ranging from journalism to works of fiction, the life of the ‘girl jock’ is vividly revealed in the 31 pieces collected here. They cover the politics of sports, the personal empowerment women have achieved through sports, the sheer joy of the game and the zest of competition, and the steamy eroticism that lesbian sports can generate.”

Publisher: St. Martin's
Paperback: 239 pages

Stars Without Garters!

C. Tyler Carpenter and Edward H. Yeatts

Eddie and Tyler put on a show. “In World War II, members of the U.S. Special Service companies were combat soldiers by day and in the evenings presented stage shows and movies to entertain and boost the morale of the troops. Eddie Fuller and Tyler Carpenter were successful Broadway actors drafted to serve their country.
“Eddie and Ty were like thousands of other patriotic, dedicated GIs in war-torn Europe, except when they came across the English Channel, they also came across with two sailors in the stern of the ship. The horrors of war, the rigors of military life, the strains and romps of being gay soldiers, the show-biz highlife and GI lowlife make this an historic account you will never forget.” GR

Publisher: Alamo Square
Paperback: 159 pages

Swingers Three

Cherri Grant

“Lesbianism, drugs and a Mafia Don were all a part of their sultry night life… and then they met one of the biggest black entertainers in show business… and learned that ‘soul brothers’ is more than just a phrase!”

Publisher: Holloway House
Paperback: 224 pages

Tales of Times Square

J. A. Friedman

Stories written originally for Screw, Oui, Soho News and other N.Y. rags in the ‘70s, when 42nd Street spelled sleaze. “A nasty and endlessly fascinating account… pungent and often hilarious… Friedman’s cast includes a crowded lineup of strippers, porn brokers, pimps, hookers, cops, and Runyonesque old-timers performing in the longest-running show that Broadway ever saw. Oh, what a spectacle!”

Publisher: Feral House
Paperback: 201 pages

Tokyo Lucky Hole

Nobuyoshi Araki

“Araki is one of Japan’ best-known artists, and his photographs feature in exhibitions in all the leading museums of the world. For more than 30 years he has been working on a project that is close to his heart: a portrait of Tokyo that lies beyond all moral values and taboos… The photos for Tokyo Lucky Hole were taken between 1983-1985 in Shinjuku, Tokyo’s famous red-light district, which was closed by judicial decree in1985. In over 850 photos, Araki documents life in this ‘forbidden city’: from the customer whose every desire is satisfied, to prostitutes after a hard working day, from slaves in their cages to the show girl in the peepshow. The present volume is the first uncensored edition of this book.” To quote the great Araki, “without obscenity, our cities are dreary places.”

Publisher: Taschen
Paperback: 700 pages

Travels in the Skin Trade: Tourism and the Sex Industry

Jeremy Seabrook

Explores the cultural, economic and social pressures which lead young men and women to offer their bodies on the open tourist market, and how the sex workers really feel about what they do. Asks the question: What sort of regulation/control of the industry do they want and need? A collection of interviews with sex workers and performers as well as those who travel halfway round the world for the sake of experiences not available at home. AK

Publisher: Pluto
Paperback: 176 pages

Treat Them Like Animals

Rae Shawn Stewart

A powerful account of black women in prison: debauchery, camaraderie and dehumanization coexist in this tender tale of a friendship between two tough inmates. SC

Publisher: Holloway House
Paperback: 224 pages

Trick Shot

Randolph Harris

“Black Willie had stepped in front of Wanda and was now defiantly facing me. I looked at this man who had obviously accepted the possession of my woman—my Wanda. I say accepted because I had learned early in life that a woman could not be taken unless she, herself, was willing, and the movements that Wanda had made, sliding behind Willie and perching herself atop the stool, told me that my learning was correct. My humiliation had lasted long enough and I decided it should end… Before I departed through the door, I was forced to take a despondent and parting look at Wanda—Black Willie’s Wanda.” A player’s true tale, circa 1974. GR

Publisher: Holloway House
Paperback: 235 pages

The Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book: The Incomparable Guide to Movie Star’s Homes, Movie and TV Locations, Scandals, Murders, Suicides, and All the Famous Tourist Sites

William A. Gordon

“The first and only book to reveal where today’s Hollywood lives, works and plays. Covering all of movieland Los Angeles, this guide helps tourists find historic celebrity homes, entertainment industry hot spots, the locations where dozens of classic and popular motion pictures and television shows were filmed, and many hidden attractions, including Hollywood’s most notorious scandals, murders and suicides. Features 33 maps and 49 photographs, including rare aerials of celebrity homes.”

Publisher: North Ridge
Paperback: 272 pages