The first-ever Irish Times colour supplement.
Produced by the paper’s Special Reports Department, edited by Niall Fallon.
To be auctioned at Adam’s on August 10:
This edition of the Irish Times Supplement magazine was in fact never circulated.
The interesting choice of a cover image of a photograph by Tom Lawlor of a supermarket in Cap d’Agde naturist resort in France clearly did not gain the approval of the Major Tom McDowell, the editor [Managing Director, actually] of the newspaper at the time of publication…
…It is understood that he ordered for the copies to be destroyed and the publication of the edition halted. The work of Niall Fallon’s department was never to see the light of day, with the Irish public spared from such indecency….
UPDATE: A male customer (at top), a Purdey-coiffed ladyperson or a fluid mix of both genders? [see comments]