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Premiere Issue National Underground Press Illustrated
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Paper: Pre 1970: Item # 533310
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
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Guest Book
Title: NUPI: National Underground Press Illustrated
Date: December 26, 1969
Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: New York

Approximate size: 17" x 11.5" and 20 pages
Condition: Good.

Early tabloid, with an emphasis on pop culture. Articles here include "The Great Bra Revolution," "Would they have sent Tom Sawyer to jail for picking... Wild Grass!" "The Day Paul McCartney Died," "Jackie [Onassis]! My Love! Sweetie! First you Broke My Heart--And Now You're Flipping Me," "Confessions of a Timid Tube Fan" (on television, such as Raymond Burr, Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby), "Underground Medicine: The AMA is Against Medicine for People--and Even the Doctors are Getting Sick of it," and b/w photographs focusing on a nude sit-in at Grinnell College (Iowa), bra burning women, student riots and demonstrations, and so on.