Fifty-Five Years of SCREW

Fifty-five years ago this week, Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley launched the inaugural first issue of SCREW to newsstands throughout the greater New York City area…

…but only to newsstands run by NFBNY (New York National Federation of the Blind) — because the blind managers were told “SCREW” was a men’s tool magazine. (Which isn’t that much of a stretch.)


The first issue, a tabloid-sized newspaper, featuring a bikini clad stripper stroking a 6-foot kosher salami, sold out all 10,000 copies in a week — at 25-cents a copy. They were on their way…

Little did they know, however, that they were on the way to changing history and the way we enjoy adult entertainment forever…



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