Sepia (1960-1963); "New York Minute"

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   SEPIA was a "LIFE magazine" version of JET or EBONY or ESSENCE.  It was
published in Texas, but covered the entire U. S.
   One of the many things that I did in my day at the Library of Congress
last week was to look for "New York Minute."  It's not in Peter Tamony's word
list.  DARE places "New York Minute" in Texas in the 1960s.  A recent FYI
column in the NEW YORK TIMES addressed "New York Minute."
   The New York Jets had many players from Texas and a flashy quarterback
from the South named Joe Namath.  I checked 1960s football stories in the
Houston newspapers when the New York Jets played the Houston Oilers (usually,
twice a year).  I did NOT find "New York Minute."
   SEPIA had a regular column titled "AROUND THE U. S. IN FIVE MINUTES."
There seems to be a New York/Harlem story in each issue, so I'll minutely
check about seven more years of it next week.

February 1960, SEPIA, pg. 30, cols. 1-2 subhead--_Negroes, onced barred from
most Tinsel City gay spots, now mean the difference between turning a profit
and bankruptcy for many of them_.

April 1960, SEPIA, pg. 16, col. 3, cartoon of a bartender showing a boxing
ring in his establishment--"We installed it for our customers.  Business is
bad enough without a lot of 'let's just step outside and say that.'"

April 1960, SEPIA, pg. 36, col. 3:
   In a recent "Meeting of the Little Foxes" confab held in the Ford
Auditorium, a special "Foxey" award was handed out to high fashion queen
Dorothea Towles.
   It would seem that Howard barely has time these days to make hats and to
market them, what with all the big activities of his Shutterbugs.  Indeed, he
is now busily preparing for a 1960 tour of "The Little Foxes" (the models) to
European countries...
(See HDAS for "fox," and August 1961 entry below--ed.)

May 1960, SEPIA, pg. 46, col. 1, photo shows a sign that reads:
Andrew Battistella
Originator of the Famous
Miss Viola Battistella, Prop.

June 1960, SEPIA, pg. 6, col. 3, cartoon of a boy listening to an ice cream
truck's jingle--"Listen, Helen, they're playing our song."

July 1960, SEPIA, Pg. 30, col. 1--By now he has grown accustomed to what he
calls the (Col. 2--ed.) "hate stare" given Negroes by whites.

November 1960, SEPIA, pg. 52, cols. 1-2--_WHAT HAVE THE SIT-IN DEMONSTRATIONS

January 1961, SEPIA, pg. 3, col. 3 ad--(Doctor gives "OK" sign--ed.)

February 1961, SEPIA, pg. 75, col. 2--_Every time he is on basketball court
Elgin Baylor proves that he is "Mr. Everything."_

March 1961, SEPIA, pg. 24, col. 2, headline--_He's really got "what it

March 1961, SEPIA, pg. 26, col. 1--_COED, 17, FACING A "FEDERAL CASE."_  (See
ADS-L archives for "federal case"--ed.)

March 1961, SEPIA, pg. 51, col. 1--"I'm no sick comedian!"  (Redd Foxx--ed.)

April 1961, SEPIA, pg. 42, cols. 1-2 subhead--_A group of Hollywood
celebrities who call themselves the "rat Pack" performed before a jam-packed
Carnegie Hall audience to boost integration in the South.

May 1961, SEPIA, pg. 60, col. 2, headline--_Actors, announcers, editors rub

August 1961, SEPIA, pg. 64, col. 2--LOS ANGELES was the host city this year
for the third annual Little Foxes Fashion Fiesta, a brain-child of dimunitive
hat designer Bill Howard.  In what has quickly become one of the most unique
of national events for Negro models, lovely lasses representing such cities
as Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles and Gary, Indiana,
gathered on the sunswept West Coast for two days of elaborate events.

January 1962, SEPIA, pg. 38, col. 1, headline--_Coach Places Emphasis On
Building Character_.

January 1962, SEPIA, pg. 39, col. 2--Taking the label from (Florida--ed.)
A&M's motto, "Blood, Sweat and Tears," he applied them to his three football
units and fanned the fire of combat and rivalry.

February 1962, SEPIA, pg. 42--"Everyone you meet says, 'Some of my best
friends are Negroes.'"

February 1962, SEPIA, pg. 42, col. 2--And so it goes.

September 1962, SEPIA, pg. 49, col. 1, headline--Why Ray Charles Sings
Country Music.

September 1962, SEPIA, pg. 57, col. 1, headline--_JOHNNY HARTMAN...A SINGER'S

January 1963, SEPIA, pg. 28 photo of Redd Foxx with a towel on his
head--"Still using that greasy kid stuff?"

January 1963, SEPIA, pg. 76, col. 1--In this column, Dan (Burley--ed.) got
down to the nitty-gritty of the big-city Negro life...

February 1963, SEPIA, pg. 56, col. 1, headline--_aretha franklin: SOUL

February 1963, SEPIA, pg. 58, col. 1--Singer digs into plates of "soul food"
when she feels energy running low.

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