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Bob Shane

who you may remember from such films as:

Bob Shane was my vision of what a gay New Yorker would look like before I moved here; the mustache most of all! The films above, I have some hesitancy about the dates, as I thought his first film was Heatstroke, and I thought the Mac Larsen films (like Cell Block #9) came out after that. That’s a topic for another post. Speaking of other posts, a decent one on Forbidden Portraits is buried somewhere in the drafts folder (as this one was). You all probably know that his lover was Roy Garrett, and Bob appeared in no film without Roy (although one of Bob’s best performances was in Heatstroke, the sex club scene, and he didn’t perform sexually in that film! – well, maybe in an orgy scene? Note the publicity shot in Skinflicks at top of this page is for a 10-page spread from Heatstroke!) Roy being who actually got Bob into the profession. But I digress. My fave performance was in Red Ball Express, in the “fire house” (in quotes because they wore construction helmets, not fireman’s gear!) when they had sex in the kitchen and the fire alarm goes off as one of them is coming – ahhhh, Joe Gage and his excellent touches. I have 5 of the 6 films he appeared in (all but Young Ones, which I can’t even recall seeing – but it’s a Bob/Roy scene, so I must get my hands on a copy!) Oh wait, maybe it’s the scene in Tough Guys, where Bob plays a burglar (burglarizing Jeff Stone as he works out in leather) but is foiled by Roy, and is “forced” to have sex. Yeah, that’s up there, too!



  • BRONC (March 1982 ) photo-spread with Roy (cover + 45 pages)
  • Stallion Vol. 1 No. 6 (Sep. 1982 ) – “Pumping Up” photos by Joe Toland
  • Stallion Vol. 1 No. 7 (Oct. 1982 – Interview: Roy Garrett & Bob Shane)
  • Stallion Vol. 1 No. 8 (Nov. 1982) – Red Ball Express
  • Skinflicks Vol. 3 No. 1 (1982) – Red Ball Express
  • Honcho (November 1982 – w/Roy)
  • Torso (February 1983 – cover)
  • Manshots Vol. 1 No. 7 ( Aug. 1989)
  • Manshots Vol. 4 No. 6 (Aug. 1992) “Whatever Happened To: Roy Garrett” (Interview)

The above will need to be updated, so anyone with info on more Bob Shane magazine appearnaces, let me know. See the HONCHO pics below? That’s the quality of the photos/magazine, not my scanning! grrrrrr – such potential to be so good!

previously on BJland


5 replies on “Bob Shane”

This is an excellent post BJ, you did quite a bit of research about him, left many pics and links here and even added a paragraph about how his films and photo spreads left an impression on you. He certainly had very attractive qualities physically, the ones that draw us to guys from porn like dick, balls and ass, chest and arms, all of which were sexy. Even more than his big bushy mustache though, to me what’s most striking about Bob was his eyes, when he opened them so widely they were like a window inside his soul. Interesting that he didn’t want to appear without Roy in any sex scenes, it would be awkward to say the least in terms of keeping the foundation of a relationship outside of porn when one or both of the guys make films.

glad you enjoyed the post – and yes, the EYES are a big part of the attraction! I need to post the RED BALL EXPRESS clip – but, alas, I made myself a promise to get the drafts folder back down below 80 before starting another new post!

making me pick????!!!

totally Bob! he’s got that clone NY stache that I dreamed about before I even moved there!

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