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  • Blighty

    Blighty between 1916 and 1920 and was intended as a humorous magazine for servicemen. The magazine was relaunched in 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War and continued afterwards until 1958, when it was renamed Blighty Parade while being turned into a pin-up magazine. It was known as Parade and Blighty for the final weeks of 1959 when it finally became Parade in 1960. By the 1970s content had progressed to topless and nude photos of models, and at the end of the 1990s it went hardcore.

  • Ink

    INK Underground Newspaper also known as “the other newspaper” was founded by Richard Neville, co-founder of OZ magazine in May 1971. It was Neville's view that the existing underground press of the time were no longer catering the need for an alternative attitude. INK launched as a weekly publication in May 71 & changed to a fortnightly in August. Ink was driven by Richard Neville, Andrew Fisher, Ed Victor and Felix Dennis but due to it's close association with Oz magazine & the Oz trials it folded in February 72

  • International Times

    International Times (it or IT) was an underground paper founded in London in 1966. Editors included John Hopkins, David Mairowitz, Pete Stansill, Barry Miles, Jim Haynes and playwright Tom McGrath. Jack Moore, avant-garde writer Bill Levy and Mick Farren, singer of the The Deviants, also edited at various periods. Within a short time of the first issue, the name International Times was changed to IT after litigation threats from the London Times.[citation needed] The paper's logo was a black-and-white image of Theda Bara, vampish star of silent films. The founders' original intention had been to incorporate an image of the actress Clara Bow because she'd been known as The IT girl, but an image of Theda Bara was used by accident and, once deployed, was never changed. Paul McCartney donated to the paper.

  • OZ

    Oz was first published as a satirical humour magazine between 1963 and 1969 in Sydney, Australia and, in its second and more famous incarnation, became a "psychedelic hippy" magazine from 1967 to 1973 in London. Strongly identified as part of the underground press, it was the subject of two celebrated obscenity trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the UK in 1971. On both occasions the magazine's editors were acquitted on appeal after initially being found guilty and sentenced to harsh jail terms.


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