Original GOLD COAST Gay Bar Poster USA's 1st Leather Bar Chicago Etienne 1970's

Sale price$350


Original Bar Poster form the United States first gay leather bar, The Gold Coast, c.1970's, artwork by Etienne. 

Chuck Renslow, 1927-191, opened the United States first leather bar, the Gold Coast, in Chicago in 1958. He was the publisher of Triumph, Mars, and Rawhide Male  magazines. He was a founder of Second City Motorcycle Club, the first club not on the West Coast, in 1965. He was the founder of many bars and sex clubs since the 1960s including the infamous Man’s Country which survived for more than 30 years. He was also the owner of the Chicago Eagle.

He was the lover of Dom "Etienne" Orejudos for more than 40 years and by encouraging him and publishing his work, he is partially responsible for the art of Etienne. Chuck was also the founder, in 1979, of the international Mr. leather, which grew out of his Mr. Gold Coast contest in the experience he had managing AAU physique competitions.

See above condition notes. Suitable for framing. Measures 11” x 17”.

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