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Gay Bob Doll Ad: “Come out of the closet with Gay Bob” (1978)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jul 17th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.flickr.com Scanned and retouched by Paul Malon. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Gay Bob is a doll created in 1977 and billed as the world’s first openly gay doll. Creator Rosenberg described the doll as resembling a cross between Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Bob is anatomically correct.

    The all-caps setting is horrendous, but this may be the best use of Tango ever.

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    • Century Schoolbook
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    1 Comment on “Gay Bob Doll Ad: “Come out of the closet with Gay Bob” (1978)”

    1. Albert-Jan Pool says:
      Apr 26th, 2017  11:00 am

      Great contribution! I always wondered wether the Gay Bob doll Frank Zappa sings about in Sy Borg on his Album Joe’s Garage from 1979 relates to a character in real life. It seems it does. Thank you for sharing this!

      Quoted from Sy Borg:

      I share this apartment
      With a modified
      Gay Bob doll
      He goes all the way …

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