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Fire Island Pines

$50.00

Polaroids 1975-1983

Published by Damiani. Edited by Ben Smales. Introduction by Edmund White. Text by Tom Bianchi.

Growing up in the 1950s, Tom Bianchi would head into downtown Chicago and pick up 25-cent “physique” magazines at newsstands. In one such magazine, he found a photograph of bodybuilder Glenn Bishop on Fire Island. “Fire Island sounded exotic, perhaps a name made up by the photographer,” he recalls in the preface to his latest monograph. “I had no idea it was a real place. Certainly, I had no idea then that it was a place I would one day call home.” In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi began traveling to New York, and was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends’ lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi’s moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, Fire Island Pines conjures a magical bygone era.

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Italian 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
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Australian 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Raquel Allegra   0 1 2 3    
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IT 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41
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UK/US Waist 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
Italian 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
French 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
Swedish 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Folk   1 2 3 4 5  
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Euro 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 46
UK 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 12

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