Wanted Poster - click on poster for larger view
then click again for a gigantic view!
Of course you can right click on the poster to save
but you can cut & paste text from the pdf!
Recreated by Jim Hughes on 8/30/11
from original poster in the first issue of
The Hollywood Free Press;
The Hollywood Free Paper(HFP)—Copyright ©2011;
To make your own posters:
Click on the download arrow to the right
of each of the posters below
Wanted Poster #2 is formatted to fit
on an 8 1/2 X 11 paper
so you can print it at home.
The larger files can be saved on a flash drive,
and taken to Kinkos and printed there.
October 7, 1969 HFP, Volume 1 # 1 (link is in the green under the poster)
The very first issue of the Hollywood Free Paper was a bit sketchy on content and rough around the edges, but the energy and fire were there. Even in this tentative, unpolished form, the potential of this new medium to spark dialogue and provoke a response among America's youth was visible.
Duane's vision for the HFP was already clear -- a strong lead article, several thought-provoking smaller pieces, at least one strong cartoon feature, a bulletin board of Movement places and events, and a poster for your wall.
Early on the morning of October 4, 1969, just three days before the HFP went to press, Diane Linkletter, daughter of then-popular television celebrity Art Linkletter, fell to her death from the sixth floor kitchen window of her Shoreham Towers apartment in Hollywood.
The belief at the time was that her death was a drug-related suicide, possibly due to an LSD flashback. A full page in the first issue of the HFP was devoted to reprinting the text of "We Love You, Call Collect", an emotional father-daughter conversation Art and Diane had recorded not long before her tragic death.
I had the Wanted Poster up on the sliding glass door to my trailer in 1975. Some people knocking on doors came by and left a note saying,
that Jesus didn't have long hair,
for the Bible says, it was shameful for a man
to have long hair.
Too bad I missed them,
it would've been a real hoot!
In the cartoon feature by Ray Hawkins, Jr. a young, bearded revolutionary wearing a bandolier became gradually more conservative and 'establishment' in his appearance and philosophy as the cartoon progressed, hinting at the way revolutionary movements often become cold and institutionalized over time.
"The only way to purify the system is to destroy it and start all over again," the young radical in the cartoon began. "We must unify all radical people for the accomplishment of our objective. All people must be helped to see the need for revolution." By the end of the last panel (not shown) he is aged and balding in a suit and tie, talking of membership, committees, and enforcing discipline. Clearly, his revolution is over.
The featured poster (pictured at left) in the first issue was a bold "wanted poster" for Jesus, describing him as the "notorious leader of an underground liberation movement" spreading an "insidious and inflammatory message."
The first issue ended with an appeal for "groovy people" to distribute the HFP.
That's our appeal today too,
All you "groovy people" download the poster
and if you have some fond
Jesus Freak moments of your own
and would like to share them with us
send us an email:
I believe the greatest revival of any generation occurred during the Jesus Revolution
of the 60s & 70s
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