On this Throwback Thursday, we are presenting you with our lead article and, for context, these links on what has recently happened in Oklahoma and… in Poland.
Please notice that on the second and final page of the article, there is a photo from the Kienholz Exhibit that was covered in the previous two Issues of the LA Free Press published in this Section. There is also the first part of an article on Electronic Music emerging ‘from the fringe’.
And, importantly, one on the demise of the infamous Prop. 14.
Elsewhere, in the Issue, you’ll find a long article entitled ‘State Legislature Outlaws LSD After Scare Publicity Barage’. And a much shorter – but more surprising – one on Timothy ‘Leary’s Politics and Ethics of Ecstacy’ wherein he proposes a one year moratorium on the taking of LSD and other psychedelic chemicals.
Of course there are others, but we especially encourage you to consider making a comment on these that would be worthy for inclusion in our ‘A Unique Perspective’ section.
Please note the Front Page article in the bottom right-hand corner about the soon-to-be-Officially-formed committee. It’s this week’s Throwback Thursday selection.
This committee’s formation follows that of the Committee to Protest Absurd Censorship formed last month in New York, and the more recent action of the Beverly Hills Chapter of the ACLU. That Chapter’s unanimous support – they’ve more than 2,000 Members – for publishers of nudist magazines was reported in ‘last week’s’ Issue. The article also made it into our Flashback Friday section, titled as ACLU Stands Up for Nudists. (You can see that HERE).
This matter of censorship is the focus here, today, and, hence, our referral to Lawrence Lipton’s column on page 2 where he discusses it more fully.
[Ed.s Note: Mr. Lipton is an illustrious writer whose Radio Free America column appeared within the LA Free Press for years. Over that course of time, he brought to the fore issues – very often ahead of others, and with much more conviction – that needed to be considered publicly. We’ve much gratitude for his work and, as it now seems long overdue, we will post his credentials and begin an index to his contributions in our The LA FP Staff section.]
Because, that’s where we got our start… our very first Issue was folded into their ‘broadside’! That was way back in May of 1964. We then took the money from those first sales, formed up, and began publishing in July. Continue reading