On the prowl in movieland, for a new series for Maclean’s, this dignified historian started out by dropping in on a sex goddess. He departed neither sadder nor wiser, but it was one of the most memorable interviews since W. C. Fields met Mae West
Most people shudder at the idea of being hypnotize But a few have discovered that under medical guidance they use a European method of self-hypnosis to ea worries, increase useful energy and break bad habits. It's ev credited with helping cure alcoholisBy Dr. Lloyd Hisey4 min
Next to Diefenbaker, he’s the nation's most important politician. For ten years he's steered his Ontario Tories through scandal and sheer adulation, and yet he remains the nation's least-known major figure. How—and why—does he do it?By MCKENZIE PORTER20 min
In February 1944 two men who never met planned and executed one of the most brilliant, bizarre and tragic jail breaks in history. One was Dominic Ponchardier, a twenty-six-year-old, wild-looking Frenchman, whose unkempt exterior masked stubborn courage and an unshakable faith in Allied victory.By TERENCE ROBERTSON18 min
The new battle for Berlin, now opening on the diplomatic front, is a tougher challenge in some ways than the bloody campaign of 1945. Just back from Germany, a seasoned reporter weighs the West’s chances in this crucial Cold War clashBy BLAIR FRASER16 min
The other day a bright-eyed highschool student turned up and asked what he’d have to do to become a magazine editor. We said we weren’t quite sure. “Aren't there any new editors on Maclean’s?” he pressed. We told him there are a couple of fairly new ones, Preview editor Peter Gzowski and copy editor Hal Tennant, and a brandnew one, west - coast editor Ray Gardner.
The children were alone when the bandits came. With guns in hand, they waited for us. When they took me away to open the supermarket safe, the leader said to my wife: "Take a good look at your husband. It may be the last time...”By VICTOR DESGROSEILLIERS16 min
Across my desk the young man looked tense and determined. Even more tense and more determined than a young, under-forty executive needed to look. “Doctor, I understand hypnosis can stop my drinking.” He obviously wanted to say more so I didn’t interrupt.
CARLTON - BROWNE OF THE F.O.: Terry - Thomas (right) as a baffled bumbler from the United Kingdom's foreign office and Thorley Walters as a majestically incompetent colonel are both funny fellows in this wacky British comedy, which carries the trademark of the makers of Private’s Progress and Brothers in Law.By CLYDE GILMOUR3 min
Every few years some political party terrifies the wealthier citizens of Canada by urging a further boost in the old-age pension, on the ground that no elderly person can possibly live on the stipend he is getting. Whenever this happens, anguished editorials point out that the old-age pension was never intended as a living wage, that it is only supposed to be a supplement to personal savings, and that any further increase will tumble us into bankruptcy, inflation, ruination and the welfare state.
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