The Sexual Revolution and Movie Thrillers with Medical Themes

Now on view at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street.

Birth control, more widely available with the advent of “the pill,” is the subject of these large posters from 1968-69. Marketed to college students, the posters’ messages mocked politicians and traditional values in clever, often hilarious, visual statements. Examples of posters for popular international film thrillers with medical themes include Les Yeux sans Visage [Eyes without a Face], a classic horror film about face transplant (1960), and I Feel Like Screaming, 1990, the subtitled version of Chce mi sie wyc, set in Poland during the period of martial law 1981-83.

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The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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