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Data-Boy Magazine and Instant Press

7512 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
1968 1994

Data-Boy Magazine was a gay entertainment magazine launched in 1968 by Data-Boy Instant Press, an early computerized printing service owned by Saul "Fat Shirley" Sufron. Billy Eye, who covered the Punk, New Wave and East L.A. underground music scene in Los Angeles for Data-Boy magazine, said Sufron told him the namesake for the magazine was from his Yiddish mother encouraging him with, “Dat a boy.”

The magazine was provided free at various LGBT bars and hangouts. Mostly advertising for local bars, clubs and services it also included reviews of stage plays and films. In the late 1970s-1980s it expanded to Northern California and the two publications were bound back to back with appropriate numbering for each.

This ended sometime in the mid 1980s when the publication address changed to Los Angeles and the magazine was called California Data-Boy combining all of the state into one periodical.

Additional address found: 7626 Santa Monica Blvd