The hateful years of violin study were over, and Gisele was on the brink of a concert career. To the dismay of her parents and teachers, she chose pop singing. Then, after testing her talents in Canadian radio, she staked everything on an offer from the Bob Crosby showBy STAN HELLEER21 min
Hitting back at charges of stupidity, inefficiency and brutality, the veteran leader of Toronto’s 2,500-man force gives a Maclean’s editor a rare behind-the-scenes look at the true life of a cop. Beginning a major series
Ever dream of throwing up your job, breaking out of the humdrum routine and really getting away from it all? Here’s a Quebecer who did more than dream about it. The result? A devil-may-care adventure that would do credit to Sinbad himselfBy WARD SEELEY19 min
Born with a silver spoon, Eric Vansittart Bowater turned it into gold by launching a transAtlantic invasion that’s made him the biggest man in newsprint. With a curious mixture of Old World charm and New World know-how, he’s equally at home entertaining the Queen or bossing Newfoundland’s rugged mill handsBy McKENZIE PORTER14 min
What happens when a Canadian playwright emerges from five years of flops and frustrations to crash Broadway and capture a $250,000 Hollywood contract? Here’s an intimate glimpse into the lives of a couple who get the clearest view of their homeland from a London hilltopBy CHARLES TAYLOR11 min
It’s high time we banished, once and for all, the myth that tries to brand the average North American a moron. Well, if not precisely a moron, at best a person of adolescent intelligence. The myth is the deeply rooted conviction that the typical adult has a mental age of thirteen years.By J. R. KIDD10 min
I HAVE BEEN getting into fairly heated arguments lately for suggesting, as I did in the last issue of Maclean’s, that the private member of parliament doesn't do much useful work. One man who cannot understand this statement at all is Edward Nasserden, the Conservative MP from Rosthern, Sask.By BLAIR FRASER6 min
The tabloid Daily Mirror is unquestionably the liveliest publication in Britain. We were, therefore, not particularly alarmed recently when it published on its front page the drawing of a skeleton at the wheel of a motorcar. Nor did our flesh creep when we read the main headline: “A Mirror shock issue.”By BEVERLEY BAXTER6 min
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