This is THE iconic must-have Muhammud Ali Esquire magazine! Even rarer - this edition still retains the original fold-back hype card that advertises the contents.This is the controversial Muhammad Ali cover that led to him being stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from fighting. The image depicts Ali as Saint Sebastian who was martyred after converting to Christianity. Tied to a stake and shot at with 6 arrows, he survived, went out into the street and helped a blind girl regain her sight by converting her to Christianity. The idea for this shot came about after Ali refused to join the US Armys fight in the Vietnam War because of his recent conversion to Islam. Cover design by the great art director George Lois and Carl Fischer. A spectacular Art Kane photographic essay entitled An Introduction to Soul - see pic. Why Dean Rusk thinks he's right. Cassius Clay talks about his exile. Most Swinging GOLF section ever, 17 pages. Pill habits of the stars. Truly fascinating feature on the Tonkin Gulf Incident that will bend your brain with regards to the history of the Vietnam war.. Packed with vintage American car adverts throughout. Even rarer - this edition retains the original fold-back card that advertises the contents! The photographs is of the actual magazine.
T he all white cover has light very few blemishes or signs of age, 63 years old. The cover is otherwise bright and clean, the spine has some fraying at the top and bottom edges showing date and title though is still very strong, see photo. The magazine is a superb copy and these old Esquires usually crumble more than this - The final two photographs are of the spine and back cover. Comes with the original fold-back hype card which advertises the contents; very scarce to find with this artefact still attached. We are happy to combine orders and pass on the savings to you.
The item "MUHAMMAD ALI Carl Fischer ART KANE Vietnam SOUL Golf ESQUIRE magazine April 1968" is in sale since Thursday, March 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Magazines\Men's".
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