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Finding aid of the Lyal H. Stevens Erotic Writings

Finding aid prepared by Michael P. Palmer, © 2006

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Stevens, Lyal H., 1927-1995
Title
Lyal H. Stevens erotic writings
Collection no.
Coll2006.009
Date [inclusive]
1972-1979
Extent
2.1 linear feet.
Language
English
Abstract
Carbon copy typescripts of 29 gay erotic novels (and a work copy of one additional novel) and three gay erotic short stories written by Lyal H. Stevens between 1972 and 1979 using a variety of pseudonyms, including Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix, and Lon Savage.

Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, Lyal H. Stevens Erotic Writings, Coll2006-009, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Biography

Lyal H. Stevens was born on July 29, 1927, probably in New Jersey, where his Social Security card was issued. Few biographical details on Stevens are available. By 1970, he had moved to Los Angeles, and had begun writing gay erotic fiction. His first published novel, Coq Le Grand, was published by Greenleaf Classics in 1970, and in the following year he sold seven other manuscripts to several publishers of erotica. Although Stevens may have worked at the Mirish Corp. (the draft of one of his novels is typed partly on the letterhead of that company's publicity director) his erotic fiction appears to have been his chief source of income, and he wrote under a number of pseudonyms, including Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix, and Lon Savage. He died in Los Angeles on April 15, 1995.

Source:

Draft correspondence from 1970-1971 later reused to type the draft of [Brown Bodies] Naked in the Sun / Brown Bodies (Swede Lips) (box 1, folder 2).

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Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of carbon copy typescripts of 29 gay erotic novels (and a work copy of one additional novel) and three gay erotic short stories written by Lyal H. Stevens between 1972 and 1979 using a variety of pseudonyms, the most common of which are Peter Pepper, Sebastian Lamb, Llewellyn Hollingsworthy, E. Rex Dix, and Lon Savage. Most of the texts are accompanied by several title pages, each with a different title and author, suggesting that Stevens submitted the same text to different publishing houses. Each novel and short story was originally sealed in a cardboard container or envelope, with the title and a date printed on the outside.

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Arrangement

The materials are arranged in date order, with authors' names given in parentheses, and alternate titles and pseudonyms separated by "/" slashes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2006
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Acquisition Information

Date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Formerly housed in boxes 102-14, 102-16, and 103-8. Collection processed by Michael Palmer, December 18, 2006; latest revision, July 16, 2007

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Gay erotic literature

Personal Name(s)

  • Stevens, Lyal H., 1927-1995.

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Index of Pseudonyms

Personal Name(s)

  • Bates, William Astor:  
  • Brown, Pierce:  
  • Dix, E. Rex:  
  • Eaton, Peter:  
  • Garrison, Grady:  
  • Hardwick, Stoney:  
  • Hoffman, Jake:  
  • Hollingsworthy, Llewellyn:  
  • Hunter, Peter:  
  • Kirby, Adam:  
  • Lamb, Sebastian:  
  • McCandless, Chance:  
  • Pepper, Peter:  
  • Robbins, T. H.:  
  • Sanderson, Loren:  
  • Savage, Lon:  
  • Sawyer, Leo:  
  • Sellwynn, Llewellyn:  
  • Toomey, "Socket":  

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Mixed Nuts (Pierce Brown) 8-21-72 

1 1

 [Brown Bodies] Naked in the Sun / Brown Bodies (Swede Lips) (Sebastian Lamb) 9-27-72 

Scope and Contents note

Work copy.

1 2

 Sausages and Buns / Baskets Full of Goodies (E. Rex Dix) 10-10-72 

1 3

 Mancorps / Four Queens Make a Full House (William Astor Bates) 2-20-73   188 p.

1 4

 Mancorps / Four Queens Make a Full House (William Astor Bates) 2-20-73   2.0 copies 120 p.;

1 5

 Caveat Emptor or Let the Score Think Twice (Llewellyn Hollingsworthy / T. H. Robbins / Llewellyn Sellwynn) 3-7-73   184 p.

2 1

 Caveat Emptor or Let the Score Think Twice (Llewellyn Hollingsworthy / Sebastian Lamb) /  Caveat Emptor or Let the Score Beware (Llewellyn Hollingsworthy) /  Superbutch (Llewellyn Hollingsworthy / Sebastian Lamb) 3-7-73   Incomplete.

2 2

 Dick Docs / Meat Medics / Jock Doc / Roll Over / Say 'Ah', Doctor (E. Rex Dix) 4-9-73 

2 3

 Zippers Down / Getting' It Up! / Makin' My Friends / Sweet Buns (Peter Pepper) 4-27-73 

2 4

 An Honorable Piece (Loren Sanderson) 5-21-73 

2 5

 Balls Afire! ("Socket" Toomey) 6-4-73 

2 6

 The Meatslinger / Adam and Yves (Peter Pepper) 6-22-73 

3 1

 Glitter-Rock Jock (Chance McCandless) 8-5-73 

3 2

 Up 'n' Cummin' (Grady Garrison) 4-15-74 

3 3

 Clipped Joint (Peter Eaton) 5-16-74 

3 4

 Jockstraps and Sweat Socks (Peter Pepper) 5-29-74 

3 5

 Big Red Waggin (Peter Pepper) 7-2-74 

3 6

 Goin' All the Way (Sebastian Lamb) 9-9-74 

4 1

 Turn the Other Cheeks (Peter Pepper) 9-21-74 

4 2

 Velvet Ramrod (Sebastian Lamb) 10-14-74 

4 3

 The Best is Yet to Cum (Sebastian Lamb) 11-12-74 

4 4

 Quincunx (Peter Hunter) 1-16-75 

4 5

 A-Cock-A-Dude'll-Doo! (Sebastian Lamb) 9-8-75 

4 6

 Strokin' (…) 9-20-75   Missing title page, pp. 1-11, 25-57.

5 1

 Gay’s Okay (Peter Pepper) 10-15-75 

4 2

 Voyeur (Leo Sawyer) 10-29-78 

5 3

 Dedicated Convert (Peter Pepper) 12-18-78 

5 4

 All I Want Is Everything (Lon Savage) 3-19-79 

5 5

 We Are One (Adam Kirby) 5-30-79 

5 6

 Tea Party (Stoney Hardwick) 8-3-79 

Scope and Contents note

Published in Mandate.

5 7

 Danish Roll (Lon Savage) 8-3-79 

Scope and Contents note

Published in Numbers.

5 8

 Solitaire (Jake Hoffman) 8-3-79 

Scope and Contents note

Published in Playguy.

5 9

 Find 'The Man'! / The Monsters Are Everywhere (Peter Pepper) no date 

5 10

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