Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 120

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


Group of mid-1960s San Francisco newspapers including early issues of Citizens News.
22 newspapers, each folding to quarto format (about 11 x 8 1/2 inches or 28 x 21 cm) and about 8 to 12 pages, printed alternately on either white or newsprint stock; condition generally strong. Includes the following.

Citizens News IV: 2, 5-9, 11-15 [undated but late 1964 to late 1965] and V:1-2 (November-December 1965)

Cruise News & World Report I:1-3 [undated but circa summer 1965], II:1-3 (November 1965-January 1966)

Town Talk II: 2 and 4 (September and December 1965)

The Arc News (Association for Responsible Citizenship) of Sacramento, CA, I:8 (September 1966).

Additional Details

San Francisco's Citizens News, edited by Guy Strait, billed itself as "America's Leading Homosexual Publication," offering a mix of serious activism, humor, and local scene news. Its partner publication, Cruise News & World Report, offered a similar but usually less serious mix.