Wonderful Ephemera from Logan’s Run – Released Forty Years Ago

Michael York and Jenny Agutter

Logan’s Run was originally a novel written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson (who wrote several Twilight episodes and the first Star Trek episode and the original story that became Ocean’s Eleven) and published in 1967. The story was about a future agist society which required the death of everyone reaching the age of 21. Logan is a ‘Sandman’ who enforce the law in this dystopic society. In charge of tracking down and killing the citizens who try and escape, Logan ends up running away himself.

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The novel was adapted in 1976 as a movie directed by Michael Anderson starring Michael York as Logan 5 (it was Logan 3 in the novel) and Jenny Agutter as Jessica 6. Richard Jordan played Francis 7. Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Peter Ustinov also appeared in the film. Saul David produced the film who had formerly developed both Fantastic Voyage in 1966 and Westworld.

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Poster for Logan’s Run released in 1976

Logans Run costume drawing by Charles Berliner.

Logan’s Run costume drawing by Charles Berliner from 1974.

 

Logans Run costume drawing by Charles Berliner.

Logans Run costume drawing by Charles Berliner.

 

On the set of Logan's Run

Michael York and Farrah Fawcett on the set of Logan’s Run

 

Logan's Run puzzle

Logan’s Run puzzle

 

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The set of Logan's Run

The set of Logan’s Run

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Logan's Run Film Review cover

Logan’s Run Film Review cover

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Marvel Comics published a short-lived comic book series, which adapted the movie's story and briefly continued beyond it until the book was cancelled at issue #7.

Marvel Comics published a short-lived comic book series, which adapted the movie’s story and briefly continued beyond it until the book was cancelled at issue #7.

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Jenny and Farrah fight Logan's Run

Jessica and Holly fight in a deleted scene from Logan’s Run

Logan's Run

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