Leopold and Loeb in Queer Culture HomoCo. [Loeb-Leopold Case]. [Darrow, Clarence (1857-1938)]. HOMOture, Number Three: Sperm. San Francisco: The HomoCo, c.1992.  pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Stapled magazine in glossy wrappers, black and white interior. Light rubbing to wrappers, faint dampstain to front wrapper and fore-edge of first half of text block, negligible light soiling in a few places. $125. * Number three of six issues published from 1990 to 1994. Targeted to queer men, this zine explores pertinent community issues in a celebratory, irreverent and occasionally pornographic manner. Our issue includes a brief article on the Leopold and Loeb case, one of the most fascinating and sensational trials of the twentieth century. On May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb confessed to the thrill killing of fourteen-year old Bobby Franks. Clarence Darrow led their defense team and saved them from execution. The two men had a sexual and romantic relationship, which both prosecution and defense used as evidence of particular depravity. Darrow is quoted here as remarking that "there is not a single act in this case that is not the act of a diseased mind, not one." The article describes the two men as "each other's 'best friends and worst enemies.'" Their relationship has been the subject of frequent depictions in popular culture, including the 1988 stage play Never the Sinner. OCLC locates 9 copies of this issue (Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, Texas A&M, San Francisco Public Library).
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