Quite a mix, right? And, yet, only a small fraction of what was ‘new’ in this Issue.
There is, for instance, another page picturing a protest – ladies with placards reading “My Pussy is Not Obscene”. Who would have guessed that such a word would be in the public eye?
And that protest has absolutely nothing to do with the article on naked associations as an absolute Right (per the new ruling that lays it out clearly that nudity is not lewdity… at least not on private property). All very rhythmic, isn’t it?
And LA is also in the forefront here, with the issue of the vote for 18 year-olds (the very same age that our Country was offering them the opportunity to die for it). This initiative was being pushed by the Peace and Freedom Party… with high hopes of turning out voters to end the war – to their and others’ benefit. Of course, at this point (in 1968), no one knows for sure that such an initiative even has a chance. And, as a matter of fact, it took about an Amendment to the Constitution to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. It took almost 4 years, but it was as a result of actions like this one. One by a ‘third’ Party… another reason for legislators to nip this in the bud. Or, said another way, it was looking like a good idea for them to take action before the likes of Eldridge Cleaver got the ear of the public.
We’ll add this final note — on our ‘1960’s Music Page’ – https://www.facebook.com/LAFPmusic – you can also see who was playing around town.