Cruise Magazine, Cruise Weekly
and Around the Clock

 
Warning, Full Frontal Nudity on this page and definitely in the PDF files.
1976 to 1985
Over 120 issues
  College thesis on Atlanta LGBT history with mentions of Cruise

Founded in January of 1976 by Richard Kavanaugh, Cruise Magazine was a part of Cavco Inc. Early on Robert Swinden was listed as a photographer and by September 1977 the masthead listed Swinden as President, with Kavanaugh as Editor. Swinden may have been responsible for the policy of featuring full frontal nudity almost from the beginning. Also from the start this "bar rag" featured thorough coverage of not just the Atlanta clubs but also for the entire South Eastern region, and into Texas. Over the years there were several formats and sizes, with most of the early ones being 5x8 1/2" before jumping to mostly 8 1/2x11 by 1978, apparently going for a more national market.

Thanks to the University of Houston Special LGBT Collections area for the loan of most of these, they made this page possible.

Cruise Magazine
The Guide to Entertainment in the Southeast

Volume 1-1
Jan 1976

Volume 1-5
May 1976, PDF

Volume 1-6
Jun 1976

Volume 1-10
Oct 1976, PDF

Volume 1-12
Dec 1976, IHP, PDF

Volume 2-2
Feb 1977, PDF

Volume 2-4
Mar 1977, PDF

Houston
Volume 2-5
Apr 1977, PDF

Volume 2-6
May 1977, PDF

Volume 2-7
Jun 1977, PDF

Volume 2-8
Jul 1977, PDF

Volume 2-9
Aug 1977, PDF

Volume 2-10
Sep 1977, PDF

Volume 2-11
Oct 1977, PDF

Volume 2-12
Nov 1977, PDF


5 x 8 1/2
Volume 3-1
Jan 1978, PDF


8 1/2 x 11
Volume 3-2
Feb 1978, PDF


5 x 8 1/2
Volume 3-3
Mar 1978, IHP, PDF

Volume 3-4
Apr 1978, PDF

Volume 3-5
May 1978, PDF Partial

Volume 3-6
Jun 1978, PDF


Volume 3-7
Jul 1978, PDF

Volume 3-8
Aug 1978, PDF

Volume 3-9
Sep 1978, PDF

Volume 3-11
Nov 1978, PDF



8 1/2x11"
Volume 3-12
Dec 1978, PDF

Volume 4-1
Jan 1979, PDF

Volume 4-3
Mar 1979, PDF

Volume 4-4
Apr 1979, PDF

Volume 4-4
May 1979

Vol 4-6
Jun 1979, PDF
Matlovich Interview

Volume 4-7
Jul 1979

 

Volume 46
Dec 1979, PDF

Volume 47
Jan 1980, PDF

Volume 48
May 1980, PDF


Yes, the issue numbering is confusing....they used just numbers for a while, with some publication gaps (how long?) and then came back in 1982 with a holiday cover, and a year later had "Spring" and as Volume 7-2

What happened in 1980 through 1982 that I have not happened upon?
If you know, please
advise
 

 

Also by Jan 1982 the publishing credits changed to R&R Publishing, likely for Robert Swinden and Rick Burroughs

Vol 6-1, Jan 1982

Volume 7-2
Spring 1983, PDF

 
Cruise Weekly Arts & Entertainment Magazine (1983-84)
Here's where it gets confusing...what happened after Spring 1983 to the larger more travel format? And it appears a small format version began in early 1982. My access starts with #43, back to small copies, Robert Swinden is again the Publisher and no nudity.


5 x 8 1/2
Vol 8-43, 10/28/83, PDF
Vol 8-44, 11/04/83, PDF

Volume 8-45
11/11/83, PDF

Vol 9-1, 01/06/84, PDF
Vol 9-2, 01/13/84, PDF

Vol 9-3, 01/20/84, PDF
Vol 9-5, 02/03/84, PDF

Vol 9-6, 02/10/84, PDF
Vol 9-7, 02/17/84, PDF

Vol 9-8, 02/24/84, PDF
Vol 9-9, 03/02/84, PDF

Vol 9-10, 03/09/84, PDF
Vol 9-11, 03/16/84, PDF

Vol 9-12, 03/23/84, PDF
Vol 9-13, 03/30/84

Vol 9-14, 04/06/84, PDF
Vol 9-16, 04/20/84, PDF

Vol 9-19, 05/11/84
Vol 9-21, 05/25/84, PDF


Vol 9-27, 07/06/84, PDF
Vol 9-31, 08/02/84, PDF

Vol 9-32, 08/09/84, PDF
Vol 9-44, 11/01/84, PDF

Vol 9-50, 12/13/84, PDF

Vol 9-51, 12/20/84, PDF

       
Cruise Variations
Not sure how long the Weekly Calendar ran, but it was weekly concurrent with the montly magazine editions. The Book of Maps apparently ran for several years. AND, Cruise was also produced in Washington DC and Detroit. Per Ted Retzloff: "According to my oral history interview with longtime publisher Tony Rome, Detroit's magazine began as a sibling of the Cruise published in Atlanta, was actually printed in Georgia when it started out and had to be shipped to Michigan. Rome soon bought the Detroit version outright and moved operations north. He retired in 1999, and sold it to a Chuck Thompson, who continued it until 2005."


A separate publication
Volume 1-2
08/13/76, PDF

Book of Maps, 1978, PDF
Published 1978 to 1982
this file TX only

 

Vol 2-7, 2/16/84, PDF
Washington DC

Vol 1-1, 3/23/79
Detroit, first issue
1979 to 2005

Vol 6-41, 10/19/84, PDF
Detroit

Score
1977-1980
Auxiliary pub of photos, stories, personal ads. At least 16 monthly issues. I have not had access to scan any copies yet.
At first a product of Cruise (Cavco) of Atlanta and between issues 8 and 14 went its own way, out of Charlotte NC
Score 1-2 winter 77 score 6 1979 score 14 1980 score 16 1980  
Cruise Weekly (1978-1985)
Looks like this ran concurrently with Cruise, but weekly, have only seen these covers, so have no other data

Cruise Weekly, Vol 3-19
Jun 16, 1978

Cruise Weekly, Vol 3-34
Oct 13, 1978

Cruise Weekly, Vol 3-42
Dec 08, 1978


Cruise Weekly, Vol 3-45
Dec 29, 1978

Cruise Weekly, Vol 5-1
Jan 11, 1981



Cruise Weekly, Vol 7-13
~Jul 22, 1983

Cruise Newsmagazine and Cruise News (Apr-Dec 1983)
Trying to fill a newspaper void in Atlanta

Vol 1-2, 05/06/83 PDF
Vol 1-3, 05/13/83, PDF

Vol 1-4, 05/20/83, PDF
Vol 1-5, 05/27/83, PDF

Vol 1-6, 06/03/83, PDF
Vol 1-7, 06/10/83, PDF

Vol 1-8, 06/17/83, PDF
Vol 1-9, 06/24/83, PDF


Vol 1-10, 07/01/83, PDF
Vol 1-11, 07/08/83, PDF

Vol 1-12, 07/15/83, PDF
Vol 1-13, 07/22/83, PDF

Vol 1-14, 07/29/83, PDF
Vol 1-15, 08/05/83, PDF

Vol 1-16. 08/12/86, PDF
Vol 1-17, 08/19/83, PDF

Vol 1-18, 08/26/83, PDF

Vol 1-19, 09/02/83, PDF
Vol 1-20, 09/09/83, PDF

layout and name change
and now Cruise News

Vol 1-21, 09/18/83, PDF
Vol 1-22, 09/23/83, PDF


Vol 1-24, 10/14/83, PDF
Vol 1-26, 10/21/83, PDF

Vol 1-27, 12/28/83, PDF
Vol 1-28, 11/04/83, PDF

Vol 1-29, 11/11/83, PDF
Vol 1-30, 11/18/83, PDF

Vol 1-32, 12/02/83, PDF
Vol 1-33, 12/09/83, PDF

Vol 1-34, 12/16/83, PDF

 

 

And, see below,
the end of the noble 8-month
effort called
Cruise News

Around the Clock - New Orleans
while not out of Atlanta, by the end the ties there will be clear

Vol 1-14, 05/18/84, PDF
Vol 1-15, 05/25/84, PDF

Vol 1-18, 06/15/84, PDF
Vol 1-26, 08/10/84, PDF

Vol 1-27, 08/17/84, PDF
Vol 1-29, 08/31/84, PDF


Vol 1-32, 09/21/84, PDF
Vol 1-33, 09/28/84, PDF

Vol 1-34, 10/05/84, PDF
Vol 1-35, 10/12/84, PDF

Vol 1-36, 10/19/84, PDF
Vol 1-37, 10/26/84, PDF

Vol 1-38, 11/02/84, PDF
Vol 1-39, 11/09/84, PDF

Vol 1-40, 11/16/84, PDF
Vol 1-41, 11/23/84, PDF

Vol 1-42, 11/30/84, PDF
Vol 1-44, 12/14/84

Vol 1-45, 12/21/84, PDF
Vol 1-48, 01/11/85, PDF

Vol 1-50, 01/25/85, PDF
Vol 1-52, 02/08/85, PDF

Vol 2-1, 02/15/85, PDF
Vol 2-2, 02/22/85, PDF

Vol 2-4, 03/08/85, PDF
Vol 2-5, 03/15/85, PDF

Vol 2-6, 03/22/85, PDF
Vol 2-7, 03/29/85, PDF

Vol 2-08, 04/05/85, PDF
Vol 2-12, 05/03/85, PDF

Vol 2-13, 05/10/85, PDF
Vol 2-14, 05/17/85, PDF

Vol 2-13, 05/24/85, PDF
Vol 2-17, 06/07/85, PDF

Vol 2-20, 06/28/85, PDF
Vol 2-21, 07/05/85, PDF

Around the Clock becomes Cruise Around the Clock, July 1985

Vol 2-22, 07/12/85, PDF


Notice the publication title is now CRUISE Around the Clock. Some time between issues #22 and #25 Cruise Magazine in Atlanta took over. Wish I could see the issue where they explained that. Now in addition to the New Orleans office there is one in Atlanta....though not for long. See the Masthead changes below.

In Jan 1986 it changed to monthly, and only in Atlanta.

Vol 2-25, 08/01/85, PDF

Vol 2-26, 08/09/85, PDF

Vol 2-27, 08/16/85, PDF

Vol 2-36-101885


Vol 2-46, 12/27/85, PDF

Vol 2-36 image from
Edward R Cox

 






I would LOVE access to digitize any issues missing from this collection.