March 12, 1960

My perilous plunge into the big time 1617
GISELE MACKENZIE TELLS HER STORY

My perilous plunge into the big time

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 show
HOW A BIG-CITY POLICE FORCE REALLY WORKS 1213
ARTICLES

HOW A BIG-CITY POLICE FORCE REALLY WORKS

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
I WENT TO FLORIDA-BY CANOE 1819
ARTICLES

I WENT TO FLORIDA-BY CANOE

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 himself
How Sir Eric conquered the New World 2627
ARTICLES

How Sir Eric conquered the New World

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 hands
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FAMOUS FAMILIES AT HOME

A visit with PATRICIA JOUDRY and JOHN STEELE

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 hilltop
It’s a myth that the public’s a dope 89
For the sake of argument

It’s a myth that the public’s a dope

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.
Mailbag 45

Mailbag

Some angry home thoughts from at home Is Chief Poking Fire an Indian or a Montreal Scot? Why veterans’ buildings should be outdated
The reckless good sense of one dedicated backbencher 23
BACKSTAGE

The reckless good sense of one dedicated backbencher

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.
How Ernest Marples keeps the traffic moving 1011
London Letter

How Ernest Marples keeps the traffic moving

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.”
A RARE PEEK AT RUSSIAN ART 2021
ARTICLES

A RARE PEEK AT RUSSIAN ART

Will Canadians rave or roar over this new show of modern art — Soviet style?
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