Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Parade Magazine

The Australian Parade magazine featured a mixture of historical stories from Australasia with topical contemporary stories set locally and from around the world. Interior pages are black and white and issues during the sixties and seventies featured vibrant painted covers. Australian cartoonists Stan Pitt, John L Curtis, Virgil Reilly contributed covers during this period.

 Virgil Reilly

Virgil Reilly

Virgil Reilly

Virgil Reilly

John L Curtis

Stan Pitt

Stan Pitt

Tom Bishop

 Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

Tom Bishop

2 comments:

Cass Cumerford said...
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Cass Cumerford said...

We 2 teenage vagrants crept blindly up creaking stairs in the deserted house. (corner of Darlinghurst Road and Burton Street . Darlinghurst .NSW. Australia 1965 or '66).The house was labelled " soon to be demolished " On the top level he lit a candle and I saw the floor was covered by Parade magazines.
He said ,"We gotta save the candle," and blew it out but a streetlight shone through the window.
There was a single mattress and we stretched out on it. We lay in silence and slept.
I awoke bathed by morning sun coming in the window and explored magazines scattered on the floor. They were about 200 copies of Parade, a popular monthly featuring only Australian history--so cheap not even second hand bookshops would buy them. I was delighted to have this a nice place to live.