RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.
RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.

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RUNNING MAN #1-5 (London: May-June, 1968-December 1968) - in 3 volumes, all published.

4to. 64pp. (#1) - 112pp. (#3-5). Ed. Charles Marowitz and Christopher Kypreos; Art Director, Ralph Steadman.

According to an ad. in IT #28, Running Man was a "new, fiercely libertarian magazine" which intended to "report on every aspect of the ebullient new life-style now emerging in Britain, exercising the right of Free Speech on literature, politics, the avant-garde and the New Morality, down to the very last syllable." The magazine lasted only a few months, producing three issues, after encountering too many censorship problems.

Contents of #1 include: Jack Newfield on Bobby Kennedy; "A Declaration of War" by Stokely Carmichael; a striptease 'happening'; John Calder on the "Last Exit..." prosecution; John Antrobus; a report from Haight-Ashbury; Roger Blin on Artaud; Ralph Steadman. Cover slightly rubbed at spine, o/w Very Good.

#2: front cover colour photo of semi-naked hippie squaw alongside stacks of books on sex and drugs; photographs of Allen Ginsberg, The Nice, Leonard Cohen; Leslie Fiedler interview; David Mairowitz report from Haight-Ashbury on the Diggers; "The Bathroom", a film in progress by Steve Dwoskin (w. stills), text by JG Ballard; Eberhard and Phyllis Kronhausen on erotic art; Paul Ableman; the first appearance of Ballard's "Love & Napalm: Export USA"; Ginsberg's erotic poem, "This Form of Life Needs Sex", along with an extract from an interview with him by Christopher Kypreos. Very Good.

#3/4/5 - 'Ecstatic Revolution': cover photograph by David Larcher, design by Ralph Steadman; "The Magical Mystery Trip" by Timothy Leary (on the influence of British writers, philosophers, scientists, and musicians on the psychedelic movement), featuring artwork by Michael English; "Haschish Hallucinations", reprinted from the Strand magazine; Miles on banned books; 2pp. extract from "The Digger Papers"; Black Power in Britain by Courtney Tulloch; Norman Mailer on the underground movie, "Wild 90"; 6pp. David Larcher photo-portfolio of fish-eye nudes; 4pp. Mal Dean; Tom Raworth. Slight wear to spine panel, as usual, o/w Very Good plus.

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