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Donyale Luna, Naked Actors, and Hippies: A Wild 1967 Weekend in New York City


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April 27, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 28

Weekend in New York

It all happened here. Ann Halprin’s Dancers’ Workshop of San Francisco brought more total nudity to the stage than New York had ever seen before. It was unself-conscious — not coy — and delighted the audience at Hunter College. Said Times dance critic Clive Barnes: “The result is not only beautiful, but somehow liberating as well.”

In another place — Central Park — tribes of hippies gathered on the grass Saturday for another be-in, to “Give America back to the Indians.”

And Uptown, Trude Heller opened a new discotheque. Most amazing dressed was six-foot-plus model Donyale Luna.

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