Stag in 1980 – Marc Stevens, Kandi Barbour, Lisa DeLeeuw, Desiree Cousteau, and Ugly George

Stag in 1980 – Marc Stevens, Kandi Barbour, Lisa DeLeeuw, Desiree Cousteau, and Ugly George

Stag magazine had existed for years, decades in fact, by the time Richard Milner became its managing editor in the late 1970s.

It was first published by Official Com. Inc. and edited by Noah Sarlat, and debuted in 1951 as a 25-cent, 82-page, standard-sized men’s adventure magazine. Its staple was ‘true-life’ fiction of men in wartime or in rugged adventure mode.

In 1953, its publisher  threatened a fledgling magazine founder called Hugh Hefner with a trademark infringement lawsuit unless he changed the name of his planned men’s magazine, Stag Party; Hefner re-dubbed the magazine Playboy.

In 1958, Martin Goodman took over the magazine, using first his Atlas Magazines imprint, and then switching to his Magazine Management company. Stag became part of a stable of monthly publications which included ‘For Men Only’ and ‘Male’, and employed talented young writers including Mario Puzo, Bruce Jay Friedman, David Markson, Mickey Spillane and Martin Cruz Smith wrote, until they became too exalted and rich to write for them anymore.

In the 1970s, Stag transitioned to become a men’s pornographic magazine, published by Goodman’s son Charles ‘Chip’ Goodman at Magazine Management’s successor company, Swank Publications.

When Richard Milner was hired in the late 1970s, he brought a new area of focus to the storied magazine: he aligned it closely to the burgeoning adult film industry in New York, including interviews, picture spreads, and gossipy articles about the XXX scene. The change in direction worked: circulation increased dramatically and Richard started new titles, including Porn Stars, to capitalize on the new interest. (The story behind ‘Porn Stars’ is told here.)

Stag magazine, which now hired many adult industry stalwarts, became a journal of sorts for the sex film business.

We look back at the issues published in 1980, which include articles and photo spreads with Lisa de Leeuw, Desiree Cousteau and Seka, and features on film such as Ecstasy Girls and Dracula Exotica, and much more.

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Stag: The Complete 1980 Issues

January 1980
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-My best lay: Gloria Leonard, Vanessa Del Rio, Annie Sprinkle, Christine de Shaffer
-Short-change scams
-Alexandria column
-A day with Ugly George
-Memories of a massage parlor madam
-How to drive your woman nuts
-Handling a hangover
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Couple’s clinic
-Assorted pictorials

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February 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Stag’s sex map to scoring on the streets of New Orleans
-Beating the system
-Naked city’s Lady Godiva beauty contest
Susan Brownmiller and her porno police
-Bisexuality: how the ladies of the 80s will turn you on
-Couples clinic
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Daytona speed weeks
-Reader’s talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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March 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Sex in Toronto
-Joe Domanti fights for truth, justice and the American lay
-Stag parties at Plato’s
-Stag’s field guide to street birds
-The world’s greatest nymphomaniacs
-Couple’s clinic
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Doing it in the dirt: motorcross
-Reader’s talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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April 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Sex in L.A.
-Cops who kill
-Stag party at the premiere of Ecstasy Girls
-Stag talks to brothel madam Susan Kenton
-The world’s greatest grope
Lisa de Leeuw profile
-Couple’s clinic
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Revenge on radar
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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May 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Inside Desiree Cousteau
-Accidental millionaires
-Stag parties with the beautiful girls of Ugly George
-How to turn on a hooker
Sloan twin pictorial
-Couple’s clinic
-Stag great gams photo contest
-The grimace book of sexual records
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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June 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Sex spies wanted
-Capitol sex: where to do it in D.C.
-Ugly George grabs bouncing Becky
-Stag talks to David Allan Coe
-Stag parties at the Underground
-How to find a mail-order mistress
-Passions of a boob freak
-Couple’s clinic
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Indy 500
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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July 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-The 10 best swing clubs
-Ugly George’s scrap book
-How to be a successful deadbeat
-Sex spies wanted
-Stag parties with Marc Stevens
-Basic bondage
-A peek into the private life of porn
-The head report: oral sex
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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August 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Win the Sloan Twins
-Inside Seka
-Stag talks to Merle Haggard
-Naked city, Indiana
-Nude truckers
-The Ultimate Insider, Marc Stevens
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Chicago’s hottest swing club
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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September 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-The Hellfire club
-Stag’s guide to home video gear
-Sex spies wanted
-How to fine tune your sexual performance on the home screen
-The Ultimate Insider, Marc Stevens
-Yes you can photograph naked girls
-Canada’s sexiest cities
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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October 1980
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Kandi Barbour column
-Stag parties at Le Trapeze
-Jailhouse hero’s
-Sex spies wanted
-Ugly George’s guide to getting girls
-Orgy etiquette
-The Ultimate Insider, Marc Stevens
-Teacher’s pets
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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November 1980
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-Backstage at Stag
-Stag picks the flicks
Kandi Barbour column
-The Ultimate Insider, Marc Stevens
-Our bedroom bash at Marc Stevens’ porn penthouse
-Inside Xtazy
-Stag talks to full-time fuckers
-Desiree Cousteau’s farewell to porn
-Hard times for hookers
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Sex bowl
Dracula Exotica
-Sexy Serena
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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December 1980
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-Backstage at Stag
-Sneak preview
Kandi Barbour column
-The Ultimate Insider, Marc Stevens
-California Creamin’
-Hot tub party
-Stag’s X-rated Xmas bash
-Stag talks to Santa Claus
1980 Erotica Awards
-Stag great gams photo contest
-Balling star
-The girls of Vancouver
-Readers talk about their sex lives
-Assorted pictorials

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Best of Stag 1980
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-Stag picks the hot flicks
Alexandria column
-Vacation sex press
-San Francisco freaks
-The best whorehouse in Groveler’s Gizzard
-Machismo in metal
-Blackjack for blood
-Sex laws
-Assorted pictorials

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  • Posted On: 13th September 2020
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Library

6 Comments

  1. Paddy Lomax · September 13, 2020 Reply

    The Rialto Report’s dedication to the preservation of EVERY aspect of the XXX industry in the 70s and 80s is truly a thing of delight. Informative, loving, yet never sleazy, it is a joy to tune in every week.
    Thank you.

  2. Connor **** · September 13, 2020 Reply

    Interesting to see how active Marc Stevens was during this time…….. he got everywhere, a complete self-promotion machine!

  3. Mark R · September 13, 2020 Reply

    I would sure like to see a write up on many of the performers mentioned above, sadly Kandi passed a while back, and Desiree hasn’t been heard from for many years. I wonder if a tribute could be crafted from discussions with co stars? Thanks for bringing us all of these glimpses of the early years of Adult Entertainment!

  4. J. Walter Puppybreath · September 13, 2020 Reply

    Day made! Outstanding, as always, RR.
    Was all set to have a good laugh at the ‘Girls Of Vancouver’ piece (was born/raised here)…but it was accurate! 😉

  5. Pierre No. · September 13, 2020 Reply

    I LOVE THE RIALTO REPORT!!!

    So much pleasure resides in these pages.
    If you ever want to make it into a book, I know that there are many of us who will be more than happy to fund it big time!

    Come on – give us the coffee table volume the world has been waiting for!

  6. Jeff Robertson · September 13, 2020 Reply

    Stag magazine from the 70s 80s and early 90s Epic x-rated film 1970 through 1993 era was part Books-A-Million store that was interesting article keep up the good work April and Ashley thank you God bless y’all

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