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Collection of ten (10) Fact Magazine: An Antidote To The Timidity And Corruption Of The American Press.

This magazine was a trailblazer devoted to issues of social import during the 1960s and 1970s. The publisher Ralph Ginzburg also published: Eros: A Quarterly on the Joys of Love and Sex; Avant Garde: Exuberantly Dedicated to the Future; Moneysworth: The Wallet Fattening Consumer Advisor and Fact: An Antidote to the Timidity and Corruption of the American Press. Ginzburg was also editor of Esquire Magazine during the 1950s. The US government eventually suppressed Eros, as "contraband" and "obscene". Fact was a hard-hitting publication that because of many of its stories changed much of America and encouraged the press to express their freedom of speech.

Publisher: Ralph Ginzburg.
Art Director: Herb Lubalin

In chronological order the volumes, issues and titles of cover articles are:
1. Volume Two, Issue Three. May-June 1965. (cover photo: Marilyn Monroe) "fact: Eros On Trial," with insert from Eros, spring 1962, "A Portfolio of the Most Beautiful Art From Eros".

2. Volume Three, Issue Two. March-April 1966. "fact: Reader's Digest is dishonest, ignorant, irresponsible, John Birchite, anti-Jewish, & anti-Negro".

3. Volume Three, Issue Three. May-June 1966. "fact: Dr. Spock says, 'The Johnson administration is acting like a 1-year-old child having a prolonged temper tantrum.'"

4. Volume Three, Issue Four. July-August, 1966. "fact: A physician says, 'Circumcision is unnecessary and barbaric. It cripples children, physically and mentally, for their whole lives.'"

5. Volume three, Issue five. September-October 1966. "fact: A professor of ophthalmology says, 'Everybody who puts on contact lenses will experience eye damage, and in many cases the damage will be permanent.'"

6. Volume Three, Issue Six. November-December 1966. "fact: Paul Goodman says, ' I don't give a rap who killed Jack Kennedy.' Harry Golden: 'Senator Kennedy told me, 'The family is satisfied there was this one fellow.'"...etc.".

7. Volume Four, Issue One. January-February 1967. "fact: Vietnam: a way out, by Arnold Toynbee. Those hush-hush jokes about LBJ...The fag-jag on the boob-tube: homosexual inroads into TV."

8. Volume Four, Issue Two. March-April 1967. "fact: A gourmet says, 'Howard Johnson's restaurants are a national blight.' Is draft-protester David Mitchell A Criminal - Or Is Lyndon Johnson? Hal Painter: 'Why the court took away my son' Jokes about G-d..."

9. Volume Four, Issue Three. May-June 1967. "fact: The Two Faces of Romney."

10. Volume Four, Issue Four. July-August 1967. "fact: Civil War! America Is Splitting in Two."

Material: newsprint paper-stock, with Subscription Order Forms.
Condition: good original estate condition, no pen or pencil markings. Paper is slightly tanning, bindings are good.
Provenance: New York City, New York Estate.


Good original condition, no pen or pencil markings. Paper is slightly tanning, bindings are good.
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Fact Magazine, Inc, Ralph Ginzburg, 1965 - 1967 (10)

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