OZ 44

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Contents: The Virgin Sperm Dancer. 2p OZ graphic from an original by Thomas Bayrle. ‘The Virgin Sperm Dancer’ extracts and photos from The Virgin Sperm Dancer, An Ecstatic Journey by William Levy with photos by Ginger Gordon + review and reflections on sexuality by Colin MacInnes. 2p David Baird graphic. Photo/cartoon montage. ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ – social criticism and radical alternatives. ‘Kamikaze Kids’ – Duncan Campbell on Japan + Kamikaze graphic. ‘Bummer of ‘72’ – Dave Robins on Amsterdam & ‘Greeting From the Gate’ - Dick Pountain on London’s Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove. OZ mail order. Leon Russell ad. ‘Rocks Off With Roxon’ – Louise Ferrier listens to journalist Lilian Roxon + illustrations by Roy Knipe. 2p photo of mummified bodies in Mexico – 2p of fun & fantasy sex ads “withdrawn at the last minute on the advice of our crack team of legal advisers”. 2p Oz mail order. ‘On Your Marx…’ – John Hoyland’s response to Joel Whitebrook’s discussion of Murray Bookchin’s ‘Post Scarcity Anarchism’ (“who needs the original...?”) ‘Love it to Death’ - Dr Jerry Rubenfield on alternative sexualities + photo of a sculpture by V. Neiman. Full page John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’s Some Time in New York City ad. ‘Hot Rats’ – Simon Morris on a restaurant’s rat dishes. ‘The Eve of Ratastrophe’ – rat facts + Alan Grimwood graphic. ‘Oztrology’ – Ambrose Hollingsworth on astrology. Man, Cheech & Chong, Arthur Lee and Billy Jack ads. Cozmic Comics ad. New English Library Underground Classics ad. Ad for Mick Farren & Edward Barker’s Watch Out Kids. Inside Story ad. Ad for Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley by Lord Dunsany. Firesign Theatre ad. ‘It’s McGovern! Nudist Victory’ – Lanny Beckman on the presidential election + photomontage by Roy Knipe and Roger Perry. 2p Inner City Romance cartoon by Guy Colwell. ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’ – the dialectics of menstruation by Alison Fell + photo + Tampax ad. Spike: Walt Disney sues West Coast comic artists. Book reviews: Police, Power and Black People by Derek Humphry, To Deprave and Corrupt: Technical Reports of the US Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart, Ringolevio by Emmett Grogan, Armed Love by Elia Katz. Film reviews: The Concert for Bangla Desh, Asylum, Fritz the Cat, Young Winston. LP reviews, Randy Newman, Roxy Music, Cheech & Chong, The Velvet Underground, Van Morrison. Roxy lady painting by Marvin Rainbow. Help Yourself. Oz back issue bonanza. Ads for The Image and Gay News. Back cover ‘guru’ poster.


OZ Publications Ink Limited, London, 56p


Please be advised: This collection has been made available due to its historical and research importance. It contains explicit language and images that reflect attitudes of the era in which the material was originally published, and that some viewers may find confronting.


Reproduced by permission of Richard Neville. This material is made available for the purposes of research and study. Commercial use is prohibited.

OZ 44

Publication Date

September 1972