Oz Magazine -- Issue #1 [Magazine]
January, 1967. NEAR MINT. 18pp., plus fold-out poster at back. Some toning, general wear.
First issue of the counterculture U.K based Oz Magazine - Smiling Lips cover. "Theological Striptease. Turn on, tune in, drop dead. Why New Statesman editor Paul Johnson is so bloody successful, In Bed with the English; Germaine Greer analyses the English man, LBJ playmate foldout, Madonna of the Napalm poster, Colin MacInnes on Michael X".
London Oz Magazine was a revolutionary anti-establishment, underground publishing phenomenon that paved the way for changes to UK obscenity laws; it ran for a total of 48 issues between 1967 and 1973. Oz triggered outrage, numerous police raids and the longest obscenity trial in British legal history mainly due to the infamous School Kids issue which was actually put together by genuine secondary school kids. Three of its editors were jailed - Richard Neville, Felix Dennis and Jim Anderson receiving harsh sentences but were acquitted on appeal. Oz magazine ceased publication in November 1973 due to a £20,000 debt. This publication is becoming increasingly difficult to complete as a set. RARE 1ST ISSUE.