Los Angeles Free Press. May 24, 1974. Charles Bukowski.

Los Angeles Free Press. May 24, 1974

Los Angeles: New Way Enterprises, 1974. Tabloid. Good. Item #014103
ISBN: noisbn

Side folding tabloid format. 44 pp., plus the A-T classified ads section (offering an apparent A-T selection of adult entertainment). A later issue of this pioneering underground newspaper, known as the Freep. Established in 1964, the paper was known for its coverage of the counterculture movement and radical politics, as well as its strong anti-Vietnam War stance. Financial and staffing troubles led to its eventual demise in 1978. This issue with the "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" column by Charles Bukowski (in the classified section) featuring two poems "Balance Sheet [...]" and "A Rolling Poem"; a section of profiles of various black performers in show business, including Cleavon Little and Paula Kelly, Barry White, Jimmy Witherspoon, Melvin Van Peebles and Ahmad Jamal. Also present is a short article on the incarceration of a woman involved in the Chicana movement, discussing her jailing and seemingly indefinite detention due to her status as an illegal alien. The article highlights that according to the US human rights only apply depending on one's citizenship status in the US. GOOD condition. Moderate general browning. Paper slightly brittle. Minor wrinkling along the extremities. Faint pencil notation on the front cover. Library address label on the front cover, although no other library markings present.

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