Sunday, July 26, 2020

Chuck Renslow of Kris Studio Day, Part 1 - Nudes

Our Sunday double feature showcases the excellent work of Chuck Renslow, founder of Kris Studio in Chicago.  We start with a magazine page featuring Skip Mahoney, a sailor who certainly ticks several fetish boxes for many viewers while reflecting Mr. Renslow's liking for military types.
Used by kind permission of copyright holder, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Illinois.


  1. Jerry, thanks for posting this photo. Any idea of the year the magazine was published and how it was distributed? Could you buy it at a newstand or was it by mail only? I know the laws made things difficult in that era.

    1. Sorry, I don't have a date for this one. I can venture an educated guess, however, that this appears to be from the time frame in which such material was only available by mail order, which would be pre-1968. Chuck Renslow was a pioneer of both freedom of expression and gay rights, having won a major obscenity case in 1966.

  2. Ticking lots of boxes for me. Especially like the shape of his glans.