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Creative Loafing 1972

1972 Creative Loafing Staff Photos

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Creative Loafing Staff Photos 1972

PSST*... (1971)

Prior to Creative Loafing's launch as a weekly in June of 1972, PSST*... was a short-lived publication that had the tagline - "*The Guide to Creative Loafing in Atlanta"

Pamela McGrath, Corma Edwardes, Jay Beck, Hal Buice, Phoebe Clark, William Hoftyzer, Earline Levitas, Elizabeth Payne, Kristina Simms, Diane Wells, Ernie Turner, Carol Vandermeer, Mildred Peek

Creative Loafing Staff (1972)

Creative Loafing operated out of the Morningside home of Deborah and Elton "Chick" Eason at 1289 Beech Valley Road.

Editorial: Annette Hall, Yetta Levitt, Deborah Tenney, W.G. Paille
Writers: Dr. Wilhelmus Bryan, Louise Wiener, Kristina Simms, Billy Wilburn, Tom Chaffin.
Advertising: W.S. "Sandy" Trammell, Jerry Strube, Steve Bowden, Justin Jackson, John Dobson.
Production: Susan Kelly, Delores French, Jim Dingler, Brenda Coglianese
Superloafer: John Everage, Jr.
Subscriptions: Mildred Peek

Atlanta's Cultural Timeline 1972:

  • Sam Massell is the Mayor of Atlanta
  • The Atlanta Falcons went 7-7 under head coach Norm Van Brocklin
  • George Ellis' Film Forum began its 2nd Year in Ansley Mall
  • Jimmy Carter is the Governor of Georgia
  • Hank Aaron hits his 673rd home run batting cleanup for the Braves
  • Walt Bellamy and Pete Maravich lead the Hawks in an otherwise dismal season
  • The Atlanta Flames began playing hockey at the brand new Omni sports complex (now State Farm Arena)
  • The Great Speckled Bird's offices near Piedmont Park were destroyed by a firebomb on May 6, 1972
  • The Atlanta Gay Pride has its Second Year
  • The Peachtree Road Race holds its third run from Buckhead to downtown along Peachtree with 330 runners
  • Ted Turner's WTCG television enters its third year and acquires the rights to broadcast the Braves and the Hawks on Channel 17
  • Andrew Young is elected to Congress from a predominantly white district of Atlanta. Young was Georgia's first Congressman of color since the post-Civil War reconstruction era.
  • Robert Woodruff, patriarch of Coca-Cola, suffers 2 strokes.
  • Allman Brothers plays the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium (now GSU's Alumni Hall), January 1972 and back again for a two-night stand in August following the release of Eat a Peach
  • MARTA begins operating in year two as a regional bus system for Dekalb and Fulton Counties after voters in those counties accepted a 1% sales tax in a 1971 referendum. The voters in Clayton and Gwinnett declined to fund it in 1971 and Cobb County rejected the regional compact altogether in the mid-1960s.
  • Phil Walden's Capricorn Records is in its 3rd year of operation in Macon, GA.
  • Hampton Grease Band, Atlanta's first big music act to achieve national prominence, tours the US after signing with Columbia Records in 1971.
  • Georgia drops the drinking age to 18 from 21.
  • Gov. Jimmy Carter kills the proposed highway 1-485 that would have run through Old Fourth Ward, Emory.

50 Years - 1972: The Preview Issue of Creative Loafing

04/01/1972 9:00 AM
Something Old - Something New, Apr. 1972

50 YEARS - 1972: The First Issue of Creative Loafing

06/03/1972 9:00 AM
The story behind the first issue. 

CL Issue June 10, 1972

06/10/1972 9:00 AM
Can you Beat the Food Squeeze? - Vol. 1 Issue 2

CL Issue June 24, 1972

06/24/1972 9:00 AM
Raft Race Revisited - Vol. 1 Issue 4

CL Issue July 1, 1972

07/01/1972 9:00 AM
Salute to America Parade - Vol. 1 Number 5

50 YEARS: Review - Atlanta Jazz Festival 1972

07/01/1972 11:00 PM
Jazz Atlanta Style: Atlanta Jazz Festival - Hal Buice Jul. 1972

CL Issue July 8, 1972

07/08/1972 9:00 AM
Tech Engineer World Champ Bowler - Vol. 1 Issue 6

CL Issue August 5, 1972

08/05/1972 9:00 AM
Atlanta International Opens - Vol. 1 Number 9

50 YEARS - 1972: Deliverance Premieres at Atlanta Film Festival

08/11/1972 7:00 PM
Dickey's Deliverance to Launch 5th International Film Festival