Friday, February 22, 2013

Clarin Magazine

Clarin magazines are now how to come by as they have been out of print for years and dedicated editor Lyn Sherwood has passed away.

From the 1960s into the 1990s they had a long run.

Known for covering the bullfights along the border  the magazine had an outstanding staff of photographers who took some of the finest pictures ever. Tijuana, Nogales and Juarez were constantly featured and this "Bullfight Review In English" as it was called was often sold at these rings. There were other times, however  where it wad not, when certain empresarios grew angry over the honesty of the editorials.

Editor Lyn Sherwood also gave out a trophy every year tot he torero deemed the best along the border each season. Mariano Ramos and Manolo Martinez were continual winners.

For a long time, Clarin was THE publication in English for aficionados. Sadly, there is nothing like it now.

Editor/photographer  Sherwood also penned some books on bullfighting, most notably Yankee in the Afternoon, on American toreros and an early photographic book on Carlos Arruza.

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