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Francis Ford Coppola takes over a tabloid  

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The City Magazine

Coppola, Francis Ford, editor

San Francisco

Francis Ford Coppola



32 issues bound into 2 volumes. With inaugural "prototype issue" in addition. Illustrated. 34x28 cm (13½x11"), blue cloth lettered in gilt on spines.  

In 1975 Francis Ford Coppola took over publication of The City Magazine, a tabloid that had been released weekly and then bi-weekly for the two previous years. Coppola's mixture of culture and counterculture provides a fascinating glimpse into the era of San Francisco which Michael Talbot dubbed "The Season of the Witch". Included are articles on Patty Hearst, Angela Davis and George Jackson, sexual politics, an exposé on the Bohemian Club, etc.. The rallying cry of the magazine was elaborated in the prototype issue: "Let us put behind equally the smugness of the old San Francisco cosmopolitan baloney and the 'in-ness' of the more recent disenfranchised underground. This is a city where we are going to enjoy each other and the things we can do, where anything is possible, where we are not content with mere survival, but rather with as high a quality of life for everyone as we can hold onto..." From the personal collection of Roger Carpenter, Art Assistant during this run of the magazine. Spines gilt-stamped with the date 1976, however the issues within are the original Coppola run from 1975.

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Light wear to cloth; bindings only slightly shaken, some toning to leaves; about near fine.

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