Item #4039 [Maclean's Ad Poster] 1967 - The Mayor, the People and the Good Life in Vancouver. Maclean's Magazine.

[Maclean's Ad Poster] 1967 - The Mayor, the People and the Good Life in Vancouver

[Toronto, ON]: Maclean's Magazine, 1967. Poster. A large advertising poster promoting the August, 1967 issue of Maclean's Magazine - "Canada's National Magazine" - with Mayor Tom Campbell demonstrating perhaps, how politicking was successfully accomplished in Vancouver during the "Swinging Sixties". Campbell served as Mayor of Vancouver from 1967-1972 but, "It is, however, Campbell's confrontations with the city's burgeoning youth counterculture for which he is best remembered. They included attempts to suppress and shut down the alternative newspaper, The Georgia Straight, whose editor Dan McLeod was repeatedly beaten by city police and the blocking of the final concert of the 1970 Festival Express rock and roll tour, which was held in Calgary to avoid risking a confrontation with the Vancouver mayor's stated intention to use police to stop the festival. There was even an incident in August, 1971, when Vancouver police charged on horseback into a group of about a thousand hippies having a "smoke-in" on the streets of Gastown. That came to be known as the Gastown Riots and led to the arrests of 79 people, of whom 38 were charged with various offenses. A judicial inquiry later criticized the action, characterizing it as a police riot." wiki. An offset lithograph poster, printed onto heavy card stock, measuring 28 x 22 inches wide with a white border ; some creasing, pin holes and a near puncture near center, verso w. minor toning and a few small stains. A great image, evocative of a bygone, and seemingly more innocent time. At Least Very Good. Item #4039

We find no other examples of this bikini-clad, beach side politicking Maclean's ad poster available, commerically or institutionally held.

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