The Golden Age of C&F - Milt Abdjourian’s Vanished Empire of Clothing and Fashion Pornography, 1962–1982

In an era when <i>fetish</i> was still an anthropological term and men’s magazines relied on code words like <i>specialty</i> and <i>mature</i>, a pioneering Armenian pornographer with an unerring instinct for cultural taboos was busy inventing his own...

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Feb 25 2014, 1:00pm

In an era when fetish was still an anthropological term and men’s magazines relied on code words like specialty and mature, a pioneering Armenian pornographer with an unerring instinct for cultural taboos was busy inventing his own daring adult genre. Though his name is no longer mentioned alongside Hefner and Flynt, Milt Abdjourian’s bold, single-minded dedication to fabric, attire, and hyper-specialized contextual perversion lives on in dozens of colorful titles and still-provocative covers.

Abdjourian’s tireless pursuit of niche and previously unconsidered fetishes often resulted in titles with no more than a dozen readers.