" Bugliosi (1994) describes the popular view that the Manson case "sounded the death knell for hippies and all they symbolically represented," citing Joan Didion, Diane Sawyer, and Time. Bugliosi admits that although the Manson murders "may have hastened" the end of the hippie era, the era was already in decline." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o
During the Vietnam War era,
LIFE Magazine promotes the hippie culture exactly when some claim it was ending. Clearly this is not the case.
I also didn't notice any reference to that nasty war in the pages of this magazine. That is interesting too, as perhaps this is meant as an escape from what was being shown on screens and newspaper front pages. One can lose oneself in buying into the new looks in fashion, or the exploration of outer space, or taking photographs with the new fangled flash cube, or maybe smoking a joint.
https://books.google.com/books?id=lkwEA ... 69&f=false
Of course LIFE Magazine is known for promoting things like this:
Even Dog Day Afternoon
, the Al Pacino film, has its origin in the pages of LIFE:
https://books.google.com/books?id=5VYEA ... 2.&f=false
Could this be another contrived event? If it is in the mainstream media, we have to ask this question. If it gets (re)made into a film, one has to wonder, especially with the meme of transsexualism promoted by this story. A meme echoed today.
"Dog Day Afternoon
is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen, and Carol Kane. The title refers to the sultry "dog days" of summer.
The film was inspired by P.F. Kluge's article "The Boys in the Bank",
which tells a similar story of the robbery of a Brooklyn bank by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale on August 22, 1972. This article was published in Life in 1972.
The film received critical acclaim upon its September 1975 release by Warner Bros., some of which referred to its anti-establishment tone.
Dog Day Afternoon was nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards, and won one Academy Award."
"After realizing they cannot make a simple getaway, Sonny demands that a helicopter be landed on the roof to fly him and Sal out of the country. When they are informed that the asphalt roof of the bank will not support a helicopter, Sonny demands that a vehicle drive him and Sal to an airport so that they can board a jet. He also demands pizzas for the hostages (which are delivered to the scene) and that his wife be brought to the bank. When Sonny's wife, Leon Shermer (Chris Sarandon), a pre-operative transsexual, arrives, he reveals to the crowd and officials one of Sonny's reasons for robbing the bank is to pay for Leon's sex reassignment surgery,
and that Sonny also has an estranged divorced wife, Angie (Susan Peretz), and children."
"The Life article described Wojtowicz as "a dark, thin fellow with the broken-faced good looks of an Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman
". Hoffman would later be offered the role when Pacino briefly quit the production. An 18-year-old actor was originally to be cast in the role of Sal to match the age of the actual Salvatore. The table below summarizes the main cast of Dog Day Afternoon"
Odd coincidence that the cover of the magazine that introduces the reader to 'sex change operations' has an olympic athlete on it, considering the fate of Mr. Bruce Jenner some 40 odd years later.
Meanwhile in Vietnam NEWS,
"May 1969 - The New York Times breaks the news of the secret bombing of Cambodia. As a result, Nixon orders FBI wiretaps on the telephones of four journalists, along with 13 government officials to determine the source of news leak."
"uly 25, 1969 - The "Nixon Doctrine" is made public. It advocates U.S. military and economic assistance to nations around the world struggling against Communism, but no more Vietnam-style ground wars involving American troops. The emphasis is thus placed on local military self-sufficiency, backed by U.S. air power and technical assistance to assure security.
July 30, 1969 - President Nixon visits U.S. troops and President Thieu in Vietnam. This is Nixon's only trip to Vietnam during his presidency."
"November 16, 1969 - For the first time, the U.S. Army publicly discusses events surrounding the My Lai massacre."
"July 14, 1972 - The Democrats choose Senator George McGovern of South Dakota as their presidential nominee. McGovern, an outspoken critic of the war, advocates "immediate and complete withdrawal.
July 18, 1972 - During a visit to Hanoi, actress Jane Fonda broadcasts anti-war messages via Hanoi Radio
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstate ... -1969.html