Premiere Issue New Dawn Women's Liberation Magazine
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Paper: Pre 1980: Item # 678456
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
Title: NEW DAWN for women
Date: May 1976
Premier Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: New York
Approximate size: 10.75" x 8.25"and 116 pages long
Condition: Very good. (Cover bent near spine. Some chipping.)
Original price: $1.50
Announcement reads "At Last! A new kind of magazine for today's new kind of woman" plus "A look at the 'Cosmo' hype." The cover illustration shows a woman ripping a copy of COSMOPOLITAN in half.
Cover articles: "The Gloria Steinem C.I.A. Connection," "Erica Jong's New Love Poems," "Breast Surgery: The Five Most Important Pages You'll Ever Read," "Looking for Mister Right," "The Status Game: Tear it Out and Play to Win," and "As the World Yearns: America's First Magazine Soap Opera" (which includes romanticized partial nudity, male and female). There is also an erotic and inter-racial cartoon (set in Africa) called "Panthea."
Also features a few b/w celebrity columns, and an article called "A Description of Female Orgasm."
Publisher: Stephan L. Saunders. Apparently intended to offer a more "natural" approach to photographing female subjects than the COSMO alternative.