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Finding Aid to the Target Studios Photographs Coll2014.030
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Description
Photographic prints and negatives of models, thematic sets, and comic series from Target Studios, circa 1975-1979. Photographer and filmmaker Lou Thomas founded Target Studios in the early 1970s with an eye toward ultra masculine types and themes.
Background
Photographer and filmmaker Lou Thomas founded Target Studios in the early 1970s after leaving Colt Studios which he operated with Jim French (Rip Colt). Thomas shared several models with Colt Studios and his esthetic tended toward the mustachioed leather daddy model that pervaded gay male culture throughout the 1970s.
Extent
1 Linear Feet 1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.