Foxy Bronx’s Soul Street story


Very few of the Foxy Bronx readers are aware of it, but Foxy Bronx was originally intend to be a french film fanzine which reports on all genres of movies represented on video cassette or DVD, and was named Klimax. In 1996, Klimax’s first volume, “dossier Black-X-ploitation 1970-1975”, dealt with 21 vintage films of the 70’s of the so-called “Blaxploitation” genre. A second volume to feature American Sci-fi films of the 50’s was planned but never issued, and the Klimax fanzine was discontinued.

First Klimax issue dedicated by Jack Hill.

Taking advantage of the rebirth of interest in Blaxploitation Cinema created in the US by the success of the movie “Original Gangstas”, I decided, based on positive reader feed-back, to showcase , the 70s Black Cinema, as much as possible so that I could write more on this kind of movie, a cinema completely unknown in France. Let me remind those who probably already forgot about it, that all this Renaissance was underway before “Jackie Brown” made such interest fashionable at a time when the “Soul” Cinema Culture was unknown in France. That’s why the original “Foxy Bronx”, the unique cinema magazine in French specializing in the American Blaxploitation cinema, was born.

Various Foxy Bronx & Soul Street issues

There were several issues of Foxy Bronx, after the Klimax introduction, all published in very limited quantities, all out of print today. The fanzine stopped publishing. It was the development of the “e” techniques of today which helped Foxy bronx find new audiences, since I could post an official website entirely dedicated to posters, stills and lobby cards of the off beat movies of the American popular culture. Now it is exists and you can find all the information about Black Film promotional material on our official web page.

Thus Foxy Bronx was resurrected as Soul Street, doubling in size and in a far more luxurious format. A marvelous new issue have been already published, complete with lavish illustrations. Not surprisingly there has been increased public demand for the old issues. This will enable me to re-issue some of the best articles from the old issues in a future to come. Today I am committed to publish the Soul Street magazine whenever the spirit moves …

Soul Street in the french press – Mad Movie Magazine issue #302

Soul Street in the french press – Mad Movie Magazine issue #303

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