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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Today I encountered our old friend L.W. DeLaurence who you may remember was featured in an earlier post called the Hypnotic Huckster where DeLaurence gives advice and practical lessons in hypnotism.  He was quite a scoundrel and […]

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Vultures of vice!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. True Detective Mysteries, called True Detective starting with its October 1939 issue, was a magazine about crime and criminals published for over 70 years. Beginning in 1924, it was often regarded as the first true crime […]

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Summer loving

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Flower children, hippies, acid freaks, drop outs, college students, political activists, middle-class tourists, and even some military personnel, all of them were there in San Francisco during the Summer of Love in 1967.  The Haight-Ashbury district commonly […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. The Santo Domingo collection contains plenty of material about various smoking paraphernalia, but Build This Bong has some extremely creative diagrams for building said paraphernalia. Taking a light hearted yet technical approach to the subject, author […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. At the height of the Vietnam War, a time often remembered for the vigorous anti-war protests from young adults, particularly college students, Diane Divoky edited an anthology collection of pieces from underground high school newspapers from […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  Benzedrine for Breakfast is the autobiography of Noreen Price, who lived quite an unconventional life.  Born in South Africa by accident because her Dutch mother missed the boat while visiting relatives there.  Noreen was schooled in a […]

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Write Me In!

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Dick Gregory is an African American comedian, political activist, humanitarian, and nutritional consultant. His political comedy was groundbreaking for its take on race relations and other social injustices during the civil rights movements of the 1960s. […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Tuli Kupferberg’s 1001 Ways to Live Without Working is a handbook, political satire, and collage all-in-one. Nestled between the actual 1005 point list are newspaper advertisements, photographs of protest, slave sale notices, and other pieces of […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.  The Gypsy’s first issue was published in London in 1915 and contained short stories, essays, poems, illustrations, sonnets, and prose.  In their foreword the editors of the magazine acknowledged that many people would criticize their endeavor in […]

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Home grown

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Touted as Europe’s first dope magazine, Home Grown’s first publication was in 1977 and presented an “enlightened and informative, as well as entertaining, attitude to dope and related subjects – views and approaches not expressed by the […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. During the blossoming of the counterculture movement of the late 1960s, San Francisco saw the formation of an anarchist collective: the Diggers.  Taking inspiration (and their name) from the 17th century English Protestant radical group which […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. “Everywhere the hands, heads, eyes, arms and legs of millions are manipulated through abominable choreographics of obligations, restrictions, responsibilities, laws; life itself becomes inside out, upside down, flattened to the pastel walls of bureaucratic insensitivity—what is […]

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A Yogi’s thoughts

   This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. This colorful volume is the work of Peter Max, a German artist, who dedicated this book to the brothers and sisters of the Integral Yoga Institute.  The founder of the Integral Yoga Institute was Satchidananda Saraswati, […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Blackie, Fullerton & Co. was originally a bookselling firm founded in Glasgow in 1809 by John Blackie Sr., Archibald Fullerton, and William Somerville.  They specialized in the sale of books in monthly or quarterly installments, mainly […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Cesare Lombroso was an Italian physician and criminologist who founded the Italian School of Positivist Criminology.  Lombroso’s theory of anthropological criminology was a mix of the concepts of Social Darwinism, physiognomy, psychiatry, and degeneration theory.  Essentially […]

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Jesus Junk

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. The Daily Planet publication appears to be somewhat of a mystery.  It is clearly a reference to the famed Daily Planet newspaper from the Superman franchise, but I couldn’t find any further information about the title.  […]

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   This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. People often inquire about the wide variety of materials, both format and subject matter, from the Santo Domingo Collection so I thought it might be interesting to those who regularly read the blog to give […]

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Police Bulletin

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. The publication Bulletin de Police Criminelle was a weekly publication distributed to specific police stations throughout France beginning in 1907.  These bound copies come from the Chalon-sur-Saône police station which is located in the Burgundy region of […]

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.   I recently discovered two issues of a weekly French Police newspaper aptly titled Police Hebdo published in October of 1947.  The publication appears to cover extremely sensationalized information and news about various crimes and criminals both […]

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 This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. Color supplements to established newspapers were first produced in the 1960s and are believed by many to have changed the face of newspapers.  Many thought that a color magazine would cheapen the journalistic integrity of the Observer, a […]

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