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#14: The Fall of Al Goldstein/Part 1
Episode 1424th January 2019 • Tales of... by Josh Alan Friedman • Josh Alan Friedman
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THE GREAT PORNOGRAPHER GETS SCREWED

With the creation of Screw and Midnight Blue, Al Goldstein liberated sex from the shadows of shame and illegal obscenity. He had no idea what it would lead to today. But in his era, the sexual revolution was a cry for liberation and the laws against sex came tumbling down in his wake.

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I Goldstein: My Screwed Life, by Al Goldstein and Josh Alan Friedman

When Sex Was Dirty, by Josh Alan Friedman


Screw magazine, #1,024, "The Weird Sex Life of R. Crumb", illustrated by cartoonist R. Crumb


Screw Magazine Cover illustration of Al Goldstein

Screw magazine, #735, "Is God Gay?", illustration of Al Goldstein as God by Curt Hoppe


New York Times reports on Al Goldstein sentencing.

"Al Goldstein donned a fake prison outfit before his sentencing yesterday." New York Times, 2002


AL GOLDSTEIN AND ADAM CLAYTON POWELL

Goldstein with legendary Harlem congressman, Adam Clayton Powell, in late ‘60s.


Al Goldstein, 1949 at his bar mitzvah

Al Goldstein’s bar mitzvah, 1949. In three years, he would wear the same undersized suit for his first hooker.

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