1978 – 2018
Celebrating 40 years of FOCUS, with retro ads from the past as well as pictures, stories and past Page 3 Beauties!
The FOCUS Staff hopes you enjoy this Anniversary issue which celebrates all the years of FOCUS we can cram in! Below is the cover of the very first FOCUS, which the late founder, John Tucker, no doubt toiled over in the nights prior to publication. Throughout 2018, we’ll be printing retro material from previous issues, so don’t miss one! Many thanks to our loyal clients & readers, and Happy New Year!
The cover of the July 23, 1987 issue of FOCUS
The cover of the June 13, 1986 issue of FOCUS
The cover of the November 24, 1988 issue of FOCUS
Page 3 Beauties
Columns / Stories
Hunter S. Thompson (image below)
It can be assumed that few self-respecting publishers of alternative newspapers or magazines in the 1970s, 80s & 90s would decline to print Hunter S. Thompson, the great disrespecter of all things conventional in journalism and elsewhere.
John Tucker ran Thompson’s column and those of many other unconventional writers.
If you’re not familiar with Thompson, we’ll leave it to you to look him up online. His career started off with being fired from Time magazine for insubordination in 1959.
This piece of Thompson’s is rather tame, but completely typical of his unique talent.
Belk advertisement from the November 3, 1988 issue of FOCUS
Yesterday’s advertisement from the January 7, 1988 issue of FOCUS
Found Around Town Section
Published July 18, 1985.