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Jim Mitchell

2007-07-14 14:41:27.178109+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

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#Comment Re: Jim Mitchell made: 2007-07-19 08:41:42.304825+00 by: Ladyfinger

I worked for the man years ago. Now in my late 30's, having worked in differing types of jobs, I can truly say Jim and Artie were the most progressive employers I ever had. RIP Jim and Artie, together again.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-19 23:33:00.146277+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool. Aside from the general interest of someone into the history of sexual freedom, I haven't delved too much into the history of Jim and Artie, but it's plain that he was a pioneer in the Bay Area, and someone who seemed to bring a little more panache into the business than, say, Hefner or Flynt. Hefner was beholden to his advertisers and some image of American maleness and manhood, Flynt would do anything to sell magazines, but what I've seen of the Mitchell Brothers put them more as jesters who were having fun, whatever their personal tragedies.

Interested in more musings from your working with Jim, and (I assume) working in the sex trade in general. I've never been in the Mitchell Brother's theater, the one night that Charlene and I went out to experience the strip club culture was anti-erotic for us enough that we haven't probed any further into that space, and it's kinda weird that someone like me, who's pretty vanilla when you get down to it, is fascinated by sexual culture, but that's where I am.