#35 ASME's Top 40
ASME's Top 40 Best Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years:
June 8, 1970
This magazine cover of New York is entitled Free Leonard Bernstein, with a photograph of New York society women posing with fists upraised. Bernstein was an acclaimed American composer and orchestra conductor who was a presence on Broadway, in Hollywood, at Carnegie Hall and at the New York Philharmonic. He supported the Black Panthers and in 1970, held a fund-raising meeting for the organization at his apartment. The magazine cover was a jab at his association with the Black Panthers and their radical ideology.