PHOTOS: Even More Amazing Vintage Gay Ads, Then & Now

Good news for fans of our popular collection of vintage ’70s advertisements of gay Los Angeles hotspots: here’s a fresh crop, courtesy of the delightful Adsausage.

This time they’re largely centered around New York, but that’s OK: we’ve heard there are some gay people there as well.

As before, we are absolutely head over heels for these lovable campy gems. Old-school drag! Bathhouses galore! Porn that boasts that it’s “in color!” And can you believe how long International Male’s been playing its coy winking game?

Click on through for some incredible artifacts.



You know, some of those shorts aren’t too bad — they wouldn’t look out of place at an American Apparel. Note the “Hooded Swirl Caftan,” apparently designed by a fan of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

As we noted in our last collection of vintage ads, the “Ah Men” location on Santa Monica Blvd is now a boring bank. Ah, well.

8900 santa monica blvd