Gallery (magazine)

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For other uses, see Gallery (disambiguation).
February 2002 cover featuring Jenna Jameson

Gallery is a men's magazine begun by Montcalm Publishing in 1972. It is one of the more popular "skin" magazines that arose on the Playboy magazine pattern in the 1970s. Montcalm also published The Twilight Zone Magazine in the 1980s, apparently in imitation of Penthouse magazine's offshoot Omni.[1]

Gallery has long featured a "Girl Next Door" contest in which photographers submit pictures of amateur models (similar to Hustler's "Beaver Hunt.") From each group of monthly entries, one model winner is selected. At the end of the year, one is crowned "Girl Next Door of the Year" and awarded a cash prize of $25,000. The most famous winner is retired porn star Stacy Valentine; at the time of her selection she was Oklahoma housewife Stacy Baker.[2]

Montcalm Publishing went bankrupt (March 2008), leaving many photographers and models empty handed; some were owed as much as $100,000.[citation needed][3] Andi Land (Andi Pink) twice won Gallery's Girl Next Door of the Month.

Gallery magazine was purchased by the Magna Publishing Group. The first issue under their ownership came out in July 2008.[4] On December 22, 2015 Magna Publishing Group was acquired by 1-800-PHONESEX.[5]


  1. ^ Peter Wolfe, In the Zone: The Twilight World of Rod Serling. Popular Press, 1997 ISBN 0879727306, (p.8).
  2. ^ "splicedonline". Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Models and photographers owed thousands". Playboy/GFY. 
  4. ^ "AdultFYI". Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ "1-800-PHONESEX Acquires Leading New York-Based Adult Publisher". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2015-12-31. 

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