Tuesday's Child (newspaper)
Tuesday's Child was a short-lived counterculture underground newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, USA, starting on November 11, 1969. Self-described on its masthead as "An ecumenical, educational newspaper for the Los Angeles occult & underground," it was founded by Los Angeles Free Press reporter Jerry Applebaum and a group of Freep staffers, including Alex Apostolides, who left en masse after disagreements with Art Kunkin to found their own paper. It was published weekly (later biweekly) from an office in Hollywood in a tabloid format, selling for 25 cents. Never achieving the success or circulation of its crosstown rival, the Free Press, it quickly attained a degree of notoriety in and out of the underground with its coverage of the Charles Manson case. One issue featured an image of a crucifed Charles Manson on the cover, and another issue had a photograph of Manson on the cover proclaiming him "Man of the Year."
Along with the usual underground paper staples of drugs, rock'n'roll and New Left radical politics, Tuesday's Child devoted a good deal of space to the occult, with a number of issues printing arcane and obscure material by the occultist Aleister Crowley. The paper ceased publication in mid-1970, and Jerry Applebaum went north and joined the Berkeley Tribe until it closed in 1972.
Several scenes in Puppies, the underground journalist Chester Anderson's journal/memoir of sexual excess in the 1960s, were set in the offices of Tuesday's Child, where he slept in a back room while putting out the paper and cruising the nearby Sunset Strip.
- John McMillian, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America (Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 234.
- Laurence Leamer, The Paper Revolutionaries (Simon & Schuster, 1972), p. 56.
- Charles Manson, Manson in His Own Words (Grove Press, 1994), p. 26. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter (W.W. Norton, 2001), p. 297. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
- Uncovering the Sixties by Abe Peck (Pantheon, 1985), p. 227.
- Letter from Grady McMurtry to Gerald Yorke dated March 8, 1970. Thelema Lodge Calendar, August 1994.
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