Jeffrey Michelson

 Allentown PA
Jeffrey Michelson


Jeffrey Michelson is a journalist, media wizard, former Apple Records advertising designer, former sex magazine editor, and enthusiastic spokesperson for an era when drugs were hip, rock was exploding & sex didn't kill you.

Two geniuses shaped Jeffrey's life. In 1967, he was houseboy and sparring partner to Norman Mailer and they remained close friends. In 1970, John Lennon chose Jeffrey's ad campaign for his album Imagine and asked Jeffrey to design Apple Records' media. In 1976, Jeffrey created Puritan and guided the explicit sex magazine to respect with outstanding photography and revealing interviews with heavy hitters like Mailer, Timothy Leary, Tennessee Williams, Terry Southern and Hunter S. Thompson.

In the mid 1980s in London, Jeffrey fronted the cult-favorite rock band Max & The Broadway Metal Choir. In 1984 he also produced Artcore, a hard-core erotic coffee table book photographed in Paris, London and Los Angeles. While shooting in L.A. he was arrested for pornography and faced a mandatory three-year sentence until the California Supreme Court ruled he was not only "not guilty" but "factually innocent."

Jeffrey retired in 2009, after two decades of directing TV commercials, to work on his horse ranch, grow organic vegetables, and finish his book, Laura Meets Jeffrey.


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