morgandawn: (Starsky Hutch The Fix Hug)

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANi4QUokO4s)

For those who don’t know much about the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch, it was noted for 3 things: tackling social issues and topics considered taboo on Prime Time TV, its levels of violence and the amazing chemistry between the two actors. In the pilot, the two characters are battling not just crime but also corruption within the police force and say (onscreen) to one another: “Out there, it is just Me and Thee.” A perfect recipe for both slash and RPS.

The amount of touching, hand holding and on screen caressing between the two actors was unusual and did raise some eyebrows. Because slash was still in its infancy in the 1970s,slash writers in SH fandom were deeply underground. RPF/RPS was so off the radar that when I came into the fandom in the 1990s, I did not know there had ever been any SH RPS until the late 2000s. No one wanted to talk about it.

In this video excerpt actor Paul Glaser talks about how he and his co-actor David Soul had intense feelings for one another, but were not comfortable with acknowledging them until much later in life. They essentially poured all their emotion into their characters on screen.

He also talks about how when real life parallels art (in this case what was happening on the TV screen), you create…. synergy.

If I had been into slash fandom in the 1970s and if RPS had not been such a taboo, I would have been all over that….synergy. It was not until Supernatural that I started reading RPS (”Supernatural: where RPS is the moral high ground.”) And Wincest. And wingfic. And MPREG. And A/B/O fic. And….

Ahem, I digress. Anyhow, I raise a glass to Starsky & Hutch. In a few days they will start their 2015 Advent Calendar.


Tags:starsky & hutch, early rpf, slash, DWCrosspost

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morgandawn: (Starsky Hutch The Fix Hug)
 The Starsky & Hutch Fanlore Timeline needs help. Anyone can create an free account and add info directly - or you can send edits to mdawn6 @ yahoo.com

The Fanlore page: http://fanlore.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Starsky_%26_Hutch_Fandom
morgandawn: (Starsky Hutch The Fix Hug)
 The editor: "To the sanctimonious bigots who have terrorized several innocent S/H fanzines into hiding by making a big point of pushing them in front of Goldberg, Spelling et all I hereby see your threat and raise you double. ' I am throwing down the gauntlet -- with my fist in it. Pick it up at your own risk. "

In the early days of Starsky & Hutch fandom (1980s), there were strong objections to the existence of slash fan fiction. One of the early slash fanzinesCode 7 was published under threat of copies being mailed to TPTB in the hopes of driving slash fans and fan fiction underground.

In response, another zine editor published her slash stories anyway with blue ink on a red background.

Fanlore explains: “In the end, the slash stories were printed in blue ink on a reddish background. The zine came with a sheet of red plastic the reader was to put over the page to make it legible. The editor also required a signed “statement of compliance,” numbered the copies, and used coded hole-punches on the pages, supposedly to identify the purchaser of any copy that “fell into unauthorized hands.” These machinations were all an attempt to keep the zine, one of the first slash fanworks, from being dispersed and read by those (including some fans who’d threatened to send it to the studio and otherTPTB) who were not supporters and would do the genre harm “

You can read more about her zine  Pushing the Odds here and the tensions between Starsky & Hutch fans over slash fan fiction here.

morgandawn: (Starsky Hutch The Fix Hug)
  Reposting for Flamingo:

“Some wonderful fans have been doing yeoman’s work helping us preserve our fic at the SH archive. Keri, CC, Dale, Dianne, Duluthgirl, sagittas, hardboiledbaby, Janet, Jenda, shaya, larse, fionulavic, and probably someone I’ve forgotten, have been working hard to upload stories from the Me and Thee Archive and the old SH archive, search for stories with broken links on the BCL, organize information, search for authors, scan and proofread zine stories to archive, and more. What, you thought they were spending their summer at the beach? The only tan these fans are getting is from the glow of their computer screens. 

But real life can’t be put off for long, and some of these hardworking ladies need to get back to pressing issues they’ve been ignoring. And in spite of this impressive list of volunteers, we are only up to the “J’s” in the author list from the Me and Thee archive. We’ve been focusing on that since those stories aren’t currently available. Only a small percentage of the old SH archive has been moved. Moving these stories isn’t hard, but it’s pure grunt work; nothing glamorous about it. Each story has to be transferred individually. So, there’s a lot of work left to be done.

Have some free time? Want to discover fics you’ve forgotten or maybe never read? Help us repost stories from Me and Thee, the Pits, and the old archive. It isn’t hard, and we’ve got a good pdf tutorial that explains it all in words and pictures! Our list of tasks:

1) Moving the Me and Thee Archive. These stories are easy to move since they already have classifications and summaries.

2) Moving the starskyhutcharchive.com. These stories take a little more creativity since they aren’t classified and have no summaries. While this archive is still functional, it can’t be updated.

3) Have a zine collection AND a scanner? Some fans are helping with proof-reading zine fic that’s never been on line (with permissions). However, I’m providing most of the scanning and zine copies, and I can only do that in a limited way. If you already have a scanner and an SH zine collection, you could really help here. We have several proofreaders, but I have trouble keeping up with them to provide more scanned work for them to proof.

Interested in helping? Write me off list at flamingoslim at verizon dot net. If you have made this offer before and didn’t hear from me, please be patient and try again.

Thanks in advance,

Flamingo”

Art from the fanzine With a Little Help from My Friends, archived at the SH archive.

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