People: Sep. 8, 1967

"This is not a love-in," squawked a pimply bacchante, "it's a cash-in." And so it was—another ingenious cash-in by the eleemosynarily inspired Duke of Bedford, 50, who for a price stands ever-ready to throw open the gate of historic, debt-encrusted Woburn Abbey.

This time it was a three-day frolic billed as the world's largest love-in, admission $2.80 per day, hot dogs 250 each. More than 12,000 tinkling hippies and mods made the sad scene, went away unloved (boy-girl ratio: 5 to 1), unstoned (200 constables prowled the premises in search of pot), and...

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