Target Studios’ adorable Tony Nero – a bunch of work in 1981, then some pics re-surfaced mid 1980’s and some newer ones, including leather pics around 1986, including HONCHO and Drummer magazine spreads – I think USHER did some of these later pics
note the t-shirt was no doubt from the TOOL BOX BAR on West Street – not to be confused with the other Tool Box bar that opened in around 1990 on 92nd street.
what I love about this series from Target Studios, is the bold indifference to trying to make a real fake western scenario – instead of both guys in Cowboy hats, perhaps boots, a kerchief, maybe a saddle in the background; here, one is vaguely a cowboy, the other a motorcycle guy – just gay outfits, in some seedy locale, getting naked.
from TARGET: JAVELIN #1 (1975) – with models like Bruno, Chuck Samson, Brand, Dino, Reb, Barry, Nick, Zack, Dennis Johnson, Steve Packard – who is this? (Retrostuds has him ID’d as Dutch Rainer) That name pops up again in TARGET ALBUM #1, (1981), the 1982 Target Calendar (which as I am typing and researching I realize I sold back in 2005! Nooooooo!), and some 1981 photosets – no known film work
and of course our buddy over at Retrostuds has plenty more from Javelin #1 – but I only see the one page of this guy.
heading to my pornoharddrive – I find this from the 1982 Target calendar. So who is the guy above?
i was rapidly zipping thru the porn machine (this P.C.) looking for a specific photo, and then
let’s observe a few moments of silence
scroll back up if you need to; don’t worry about me
damn he’s hot. something about this particular photograph that really grabs me
From what I can tell, Dan only modeled for Target Studios, appearing in two publications – Javelin #1 , and Ramrod #3 – as well as two photosets, one solo, and with with “Jerry”. All this is from 1975. In terms of filmwork – while I was gonna “tease” GEVI for listing Dan as “Dan Donovan (80s)” (the “80’s” designation seems to happen when these films are transfered to videotape, usually in the 80’s) but I have to give him credit for noting that the 2 films listed are really one film split into two when it came out on tape – Couplet with Glen Dime (contained on Bullet Vidopac 4), and Danny Boy (contained in Bullet Videopac 3) – and I imagine these well made have been 2 solos where 1 model is imagining the other? Further investigation needed!
Intern! Cue up the videotapes!
Dan Donovan on GEVI – Gay Erotic Video Index – I think the 4 listings are various video version of the one, same film.