International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3

[London: no publisher, 1966].

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Unbound. Newspaper. Three issues of the weekly English counterculture newspaper, each issue is folded once as issued. Folios. 12pp., 16pp., and 12pp. Near fine in illustrated wrappers with very light tanning, scattered tears at the extremities, and a couple of spots. An important and influential alternative press publication launched in London in the fall of 1966 by co-founders John Hopkins, a noted photographer and activist of the time, and Barry Miles, owner of the influential Indica Bookshop and Gallery, and the man who introduced Paul McCartney to some very special brownies. The bi-weekly publication focused on politics, art, music, movies, and culture. Issue One includes a poem by Adrian Mitchell, a photo by John Hopkins, a comic by Jeff Nuttall and, most notably, an article about a new exhibition at the Indica Gallery by artist Yoko Ono, one that John Lennon would attend and, well, you know the rest. Issue Two includes an article about Ezra Pound, an underground film festival supplement, and coverage of the *International Times* launch party which apparently was a hell of a bash: an appearance by Paul McCartney, a performance by Pink Floyd, the viewing of William Burroughs's film *Towers Open Fire*, and a car in the middle of it all painted in psychedelic colors (apparently the party spoofed in *Austin Powers* was real and this was it). Issue Three includes a piece written by Burroughs, "The Invisible Generation," along with articles on Bertrand Russell, composer Morton Feldman, and on rubber fetishists by noted film critic Raymond Durgnat, entitled "Rubber with Violence." These newspapers are an interesting window into the life of Swinging Sixties London.

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International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3. William BURROUGHS, Ezra Pound, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jeff Nuttall, John Hopkins, Adrian Mitchell, Tom McGRATH.
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3
International Times: Issues 1, 2 & 3