Thursday, March 20, 2008

Esquire August 1973

Strange week. I am supposed to be in Hong Kong, but am stuck amongst the mountainous melting ice and snow drifts that cover Toronto. Went to the airport on Saturday at 7am for my flight to HK only to be turned away. I was only staying in HK until March 22nd and my passport was valid until April 2nd, but it turns out entry into HK requires a passport that is valid for 30 days. Bah! At least it was tagged when I checked my bags and not after a 15+ hour flight...

Some friends suggested that I eat Chinese food and watch HK movies all week, but that would just depress myself and I have been pretty calm about the whole thing. Instead of that suggestion, on Saturday night I dove into a pool of RockStar and gin and tonics til 7am Sunday morning.

Here are some scans of something I found at Orion Books, one of the skizzy used book/porn mag places that used to little Yonge Street that are now slowly closing as that strip gets duller and duller. A flash back to the day when "kung fu" first hit the mainstream vernacular.



4 comments:

Donald said...

You're a much better man than I am Colin, I'd be crying for a week.

Charlie Kondek said...

Dude! What a coincidence. I just posted this cover to my blog. Found it at CoverBrowser.com - along with lots of other great work. I couldn't stop combing through covers of Esquire from the 60s and 70s.

Charlie Kondek said...

Also, Colin, if you feel like scanning any more pages from this issue, I, for one, would be thrilled.

Ken Royea said...

Is that Brandon Lee chopping up the books?