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Elmer Batters
   
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Elmer Batters
Elmer Batters was a pioneer in mid-century American erotica, exploring the eroticism of the everyday.  Self-publishing his own magazines from his Los Angeles base in the late 1950s, Batters focused his libidinous lens on legs and lace far more intensely than any pin-up photographer before him.
His first magazine BLACK SILK STOCKINGS was a detailed exploration of leg and stocking fetishes.   Then, he expanded his field of fetishism to include many other aspects of everyday female endeavour: suburban home interiors, dishwashing, doing laundry in lace, lounging leopardskin, etc..  It is worth contemplating exactly why Batters was arrested for obscenity at a time when Playboy and other mens magazines were wallowing in breast fetishism, but nonetheless, an early 60s arrest put Batters out of circulation as an independent publisher.  Instead, he went to work for Milton Luros as the creative force behind TIP-TOP and other leg, lace and lingerie magazines.  In the later 60s, he returned to force, publishing under the Press Arts umbrella, THE SNEAKER WORLD OF ELMER BATTERS, LEGS THAT DANCE TO ELMER'S TUNE and other similar magazines.
He continued to work into the early 1980s with his photos appearing regularly in LEG SHOW magazine.  Sadly, he stopped working soone after that and passed away in the mid-1990s.



New titles will be added as they become available.  
 
   

 
BLACK SILK STOCKINGS 1.2

BLACK SILK STOCKINGS 1.2
Circa 1958
FINE MINUS
$50
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BLACK SILK STOCKINGS 1.5

BLACK SILK STOCKINGS 1.5
1958
VERY GOOD only
$35
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MAN'S FAVORITE PASTIME 1.2

MAN'S FAVORITE PASTIME 1.2
Circa 1960
VERY GOOD MINUS
$18/SOLD
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MAN'S FAVORITE PASTIME 1.3

MAN'S FAVORITE PASTIME 1.3
Circa 1961
NEAR FINE
$40
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SHOWCASE 1.2 with Candy Barr

SHOWCASE 1.2
1960
FINE MINUS
$60
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SHOWCASE 1.4 (1961)

SHOWCASE 1.4
1961
NEAR FINE or better
$50
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TIP TOP #2

TIP TOP #2
1961
FINE MINUS
$75
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HEELS AND HOSE Volume 3 No. 1 (1965)

HEELS AND HOSE
Vol. 3 No. 1 (1965)
Batters???
VERY GOOD PLUS OR BETTER
$75
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