Detroit Riot 1943


Fifth Estate # 106, May 28-June 10, 1970

During the American Civil War, Detroit’s population scarcely exceeded that of a modern day university. But, with 1,400 blacks and 43,000 whites, it wasn’t too small to have a race riot.

Vote No On Survival


Fifth Estate # 99, February 19-March 4, 1970

Reprinted from The Metro ECOLOGY SUCKS! It sucks the life out of social reform. It sucks the energy out of campus movements. It sucks the irritants out of capitalism. It sucks change out of politics. It sucks reason out of …

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In Detroit, Skin Is In


Fifth Estate # 42, November 15-30, 1967

As most movie goers know, “skin is in.” Some of the current biggies in Detroit are: “Naughty Shutter”; “Naked and the Wicked”; “Nudes on Credit”; “The Erotic Mr. Rose”; “Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill”; and last, but not least, “Fanny …

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“Ulysses” Heroic


Fifth Estate # 41, November 1-15, 1967

Harry Levin, the literary critic, once said that the achievements of such writers as Joyce, Katherine Mansfield and Hemingway “can almost be computed in terms of specific gravity.”



Fifth Estate # 41, November 1-15, 1967

a review of Frinck: A Life in the Day of and Summer With Monika by Roger McGough (Ballantine Paperback, 60 cents) This is one writer’s answer to how the modern novella should be written.

Bonnie & Clyde Shot Down


Fifth Estate # 40, October 15-31, 1967

It is usually unwise and often physically dangerous to laugh at another man’s religion. When a person believes fervently in something, no matter how absurd the object of his faith appears, there is no safe way to tell him that …

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Eastwood Park 1943


Fifth Estate # 105, May 14-27, 1970

In 1943, Eastwood Amusement Park was literally the end of the line. Streetcars, packed with servicemen and factory workers, would cut sharply across Gratiot at Eight Mile, screech around a tight loop at the park’s entrance, and head back downtown.



Fifth Estate # 77, April 17-30, 1969

The Detroit Repertory Theater’s current offering, Tango, is the most enjoyable play to appear in town since “MacBird.”



Fifth Estate # 65, October 31-November 13, 1968

A little over a year ago I was a bit disturbed by the slight attention given the 12 victims of “Bonnie and Clyde’s” career. When I suggested that the movie should have given equal time to the victim’s point of …

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Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

1. Thomas Haroldson “Barbarella” is a gas. No doubt about it. In fact, it is one of the most enjoyable and imaginative movies ever made.