New York: Eros Magazine, 1962. First Edition. Quarto. Four (4) Volumes. ( 33 cm. x 25 cm.) Photo illustrated paper boards. Minor edgewear to each volume. Near Fine. Item #142
Four issues and ONLY issues of this quarterly magazine that focused on love and sex during the dawning of the Sexual Revolution. Editor, Ralph Ginzburg and Art Director, Herb Lubalin, were a little early to the revolution as they only published four issues before the plug was pulled on the production by the then U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy. An obscenity lawsuit was brought against Ginzburg, particularly for the final volume which featured racy photos of Marilyn Monroe, only weeks before her death. Ultimately, "Eros" is a magazine ahead of its time with articles, essays and the type of sexy photography we now see commonly published in magazines at the grocery store. Ginzburg was sentenced to five years but served only eight months. "Eros" got off with a warning and a cancellation.