"Counterculture, Beats, Drugs, Underground"

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  • Vintage MONSTER GALLERY Coloring Book Troubador Press 1973 HORROR HIPPIES GEEKS by Leah Waskey Vintage MONSTER GALLERY Coloring Book Troubador Press 1973 HORROR HIPPIES GEEKS
    Leah Waskey

    MONSTER GALLERY

    Published by Troubadour Press, San Francisco, California, 1973, first edition. Illustrated by Mark Savee, Text by Leah Waskey. Oversized softcover, pictorial wraps, side staple bound, 12.5" x 9.75", 32 pages, printed on heavy cardstock, illustrated with 15 portraits of classic monsters from film and folklore including The Fly, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godzilla, Cyclops, Werewolf, The Abominable Snowman, Mr. Hyde, Phantom of the Opera, Morlock, Vampire, King Kong, and Bride of Frankenstein. Also includes full page summaries of their stories. CONDITION: the page with King Kong is colored in with crayons, the rest of the book is unmarked and in very good condition (see my photos), the covers have…

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    MONSTER GALLERY

    Published by Troubadour Press, San Francisco, California, 1973, first edition. Illustrated by Mark Savee, Text by Leah Waskey. Oversized softcover, pictorial wraps, side staple bound, 12.5" x 9.75", 32 pages, printed on heavy cardstock, illustrated with 15 portraits of classic monsters from film and folklore including The Fly, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godzilla, Cyclops, Werewolf, The Abominable Snowman, Mr. Hyde, Phantom of the Opera, Morlock, Vampire, King Kong, and Bride of Frankenstein. Also includes full page summaries of their stories. CONDITION: the page with King Kong is colored in with crayons, the rest of the book is unmarked and in very good condition (see my photos), the covers have light shelfwear and a few tiny spots, internally the staples have rusted but are holding well, the inner pages are lightly age toned, have some tiny spots of foxing, but otherwise are tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Troubador Press exposed the styles and attitudes of the 1960s to kids in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing horror fans, hippies, geeks, and sci-fi nerds a shared kinship with all the fantastic, epic, idealistic, intellectual, and iconoclastic books they published.

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  • THE COCKETTES Les Ghouls 1970 POSTER Queer Halloween Horror UNDERGROUND DRAG SHOW San Francisco RADICAL SEXUAL ANARCHY by Todd Trexler / The Cockettes THE COCKETTES Les Ghouls 1970 POSTER Queer Halloween Horror UNDERGROUND DRAG SHOW San Francisco RADICAL SEXUAL ANARCHY
    Todd Trexler / The Cockettes

    The Cockettes, a queer theatre drag ensemble, created a subversive series of late night underground film screenings followed by outrageous, campy, drug fueled midnight stage shows in San Francisco. Beginning in 1969 as Midnight Films and changing to Nocturnal Dream Shows until their last show in 1972. Short lived but highly influential, The Cockettes' radical sexual anarchy ("genderfuck") helped pave the way for gay liberation, the free expression of queerness and gender fluidity.

    The Cockettes On Stage In Les Ghouls At The Palace Theatre / Halloween Horror Spectacular! / On Screen / Night Of The Living Dead / San Francisco, October 29-30-31, 1970. Poster, off-set lithograph printed in matte paper in black and orange, 24" x 19", artwork by Todd…

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    The Cockettes, a queer theatre drag ensemble, created a subversive series of late night underground film screenings followed by outrageous, campy, drug fueled midnight stage shows in San Francisco. Beginning in 1969 as Midnight Films and changing to Nocturnal Dream Shows until their last show in 1972. Short lived but highly influential, The Cockettes' radical sexual anarchy ("genderfuck") helped pave the way for gay liberation, the free expression of queerness and gender fluidity.

    The Cockettes On Stage In Les Ghouls At The Palace Theatre / Halloween Horror Spectacular! / On Screen / Night Of The Living Dead / San Francisco, October 29-30-31, 1970. Poster, off-set lithograph printed in matte paper in black and orange, 24" x 19", artwork by Todd Trexler. GOOD Condition: some age-toning, light off-setting in the upper right area, mounting holes in the four corners, a center horizontal fold, 2 sesame seed size holes in the image (one in the image near the fold, the other in the right margin, see my photos), light edgewear, light creasing, a few tiny stains in the margin, and a grease penciled 50 on the verso, overall a solid and bright piece of iconic early San Francisco gay ephemera. Will be sent rolled in sturdy mailing tube.

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  • Church of the SubGenius "BOB" Bastardized Return of the Jedi Paint By Numbers ORIGINAL PAINTING Church of the SubGenius "BOB" Bastardized Return of the Jedi Paint By Numbers ORIGINAL PAINTING

    Original acrylic painting by an unknown artist, 10" x 8" inches, a creative subversion of the iconic Return of the Jedi Paint By Numbers image of C-3PO and R2-D2 released in 1983. VERY GOOD Condition: a touch of surface wear, light edgewear, overall a very bright and clean vintage image. Completely unique.

    From the collection of Melinda Gebbie, Feminist San Francisco underground comix luminary and psychedelic visionary.

    The Church of the SubGenius is a satirical and subversive religious organization that emerged in the 1970s counterculture. Founded by Ivan Stang and Philo Drummond, the Church parodies traditional religion and mocks mainstream society through the use of humor and parody. The Church's teachings and practices center around the concept of "Slack," or…

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    Original acrylic painting by an unknown artist, 10" x 8" inches, a creative subversion of the iconic Return of the Jedi Paint By Numbers image of C-3PO and R2-D2 released in 1983. VERY GOOD Condition: a touch of surface wear, light edgewear, overall a very bright and clean vintage image. Completely unique.

    From the collection of Melinda Gebbie, Feminist San Francisco underground comix luminary and psychedelic visionary.

    The Church of the SubGenius is a satirical and subversive religious organization that emerged in the 1970s counterculture. Founded by Ivan Stang and Philo Drummond, the Church parodies traditional religion and mocks mainstream society through the use of humor and parody. The Church's teachings and practices center around the concept of "Slack," or the pursuit of personal fulfillment and freedom, often through unconventional means. The Chur's iconography, including its de facto deity "Bob" Dobbs, draws heavily from conspiracy theories, science fiction, and other elements of popular culture. Despite its unconventional nature, the Church has had a significant impact on countercultural movements and has left a lasting legacy in popular culture.

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  • Jim Jones PEOPLES TEMPLE 1977 Peoples Forum Newspaper CULT Huey Newton BLACK PANTHERS by Jim Jones Jim Jones PEOPLES TEMPLE 1977 Peoples Forum Newspaper CULT Huey Newton BLACK PANTHERS
    Jim Jones

    Peoples Forum, Vol. I, No. 17, March 1, 1977. Published by Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, San Francisco, CA. First edition, broadsheet format, one folded sheet, four pages printed on newsprint. GOOD CONDITION: tender at the folds with tiny chips/wear, some edge tears/wear, and light age toning, otherwise bright and clean. Scarce.

    In April 1976, Jim Jones' Peoples Temple launched Peoples Forum. Distributed on the street by Temple volunteers and dropped on doorsteps throughout San Francisco, it served as the Temple's monthly newspaper and main source of promotion and communication. The header shows three faces of different races, civil rights related imagery Jones used to advertise his interracial religious movement.

    Jones' increasing radicalism and connection to the civil…

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    Peoples Forum, Vol. I, No. 17, March 1, 1977. Published by Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ, San Francisco, CA. First edition, broadsheet format, one folded sheet, four pages printed on newsprint. GOOD CONDITION: tender at the folds with tiny chips/wear, some edge tears/wear, and light age toning, otherwise bright and clean. Scarce.

    In April 1976, Jim Jones' Peoples Temple launched Peoples Forum. Distributed on the street by Temple volunteers and dropped on doorsteps throughout San Francisco, it served as the Temple's monthly newspaper and main source of promotion and communication. The header shows three faces of different races, civil rights related imagery Jones used to advertise his interracial religious movement.

    Jones' increasing radicalism and connection to the civil rights movement became apparent with the Peoples Forum. While early issues contain articles on "subjects as diverse as killer bees, Muhammed Ali, freedom of the press, and Jones hosting a TV show," later editions are more radical, illustrating Jones' support for Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party. In late 1976 Peoples Forum covered a story about the FBI's role in the death of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The cover photo from this March 1, 1977 edition shows Jones and Newton shaking hands. Peoples Forum exemplifies the increasing involvement Peoples Temple had in California with Black rights leaders, racial issues, and activism. Additionally, Peoples Forum denounced and exposed the rising dangers of neo Nazism in San Francisco.

    Jim Jones' Peoples Temple is notorious for the way it ended in on November 18, 1978 with more than 900 people dying in a mass murder suicide at the Peoples Temple Settlement in Jonestown, Guyana. The majority of the Jonestown massacre victims were black women.

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  • BRAZILIAN GRAFFITI STREET ARTIST ALEXANDRE ORION - METABIOTICA **SIGNED** 2006 by ALEXANDRE ORION BRAZILIAN GRAFFITI STREET ARTIST ALEXANDRE ORION - METABIOTICA **SIGNED** 2006
    ALEXANDRE ORION

    METABIOTICA / METABIOTICS. Monograph on the Brazilian Graphic Street Artist ALEXANDRE ORION.

    SIGNED and DATED by ORION on the back cover.

    Printed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by EGM Grafica, 2006. Polyglot edition, text in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. ISBN 10: 8598614033 ISBN 13: 978-8598614038.

    Softcover book in printed slipcase, 12x12 inches (30x30 cm), 80 pages. Fully illustrated throughout.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a touch of wear at its folds. A lovely copy.

    RARE, especially so SIGNED.

    About ALEXANDRE ORION (from Wikipedia):

    ******Alexandre Orion, b.1978 in Sao Paulo, is a Brazilian street artist, multimedia artist and muralist.

    He started as a graffiti artist in 1992, soon expanding into…

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    METABIOTICA / METABIOTICS. Monograph on the Brazilian Graphic Street Artist ALEXANDRE ORION.

    SIGNED and DATED by ORION on the back cover.

    Printed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by EGM Grafica, 2006. Polyglot edition, text in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. ISBN 10: 8598614033 ISBN 13: 978-8598614038.

    Softcover book in printed slipcase, 12x12 inches (30x30 cm), 80 pages. Fully illustrated throughout.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a touch of wear at its folds. A lovely copy.

    RARE, especially so SIGNED.

    About ALEXANDRE ORION (from Wikipedia):

    ******Alexandre Orion, b.1978 in Sao Paulo, is a Brazilian street artist, multimedia artist and muralist.

    He started as a graffiti artist in 1992, soon expanding into murals, photography and multimedia. Orion has held a number of solo exhibitions internationally and his work has been exhibited or acquired by such venues as the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Centro Cultural da Caixa, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris, Centrum Beeldende Kunst of Rotterdam, Milwaukee Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.******

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  • BEAT POETRY Rarity LEW WELCH 1965 BROADSIDE Words & Music SUPERMARKET "Everything Is Wrapped In Plastic" by Lew Welch BEAT POETRY Rarity LEW WELCH 1965 BROADSIDE Words & Music SUPERMARKET "Everything Is Wrapped In Plastic"
    Lew Welch

    SUPERMARKET Words and Music By LEW WELCH and CHRIS ROBERTS

    BROADSIDE, self published 1965, 13" x 9.75", reproduced holograph manuscript music score and chord chart for spoken word, voice and orchestra, printed on thin brown paper.

    NEAR FINE CONDITION. This copy is from the personal collection of Donald Allen. Scarce, only one copy held in institutional hands located in the Lew Welch Papers at Special Collections & Archives UC San Diego, which was originally acquired from Donald Allen.

    LEW WELCH (1926-1971) prominent Beat and cult figure, one of a handful of poets including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Michael McClure, who emerged from the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. Welch was a misfit even among the Beats. He wrote…

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    SUPERMARKET Words and Music By LEW WELCH and CHRIS ROBERTS

    BROADSIDE, self published 1965, 13" x 9.75", reproduced holograph manuscript music score and chord chart for spoken word, voice and orchestra, printed on thin brown paper.

    NEAR FINE CONDITION. This copy is from the personal collection of Donald Allen. Scarce, only one copy held in institutional hands located in the Lew Welch Papers at Special Collections & Archives UC San Diego, which was originally acquired from Donald Allen.

    LEW WELCH (1926-1971) prominent Beat and cult figure, one of a handful of poets including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Michael McClure, who emerged from the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. Welch was a misfit even among the Beats. He wrote for the hipsters, Beats and beatniks who gathered nightly in San Francisco to listen to jazz, drink cappuccinos and sip red wine. In 1971 he wrote a suicide note that read, "I never could make anything work out right and now I'm betraying my friends." Then, with gun in hand he wandered into the forest surrounding Gary Snyder's home in the Sierra Nevadas, his body has never been found.

    DONALD ALLEN (1912-2004) Lew Welch's literary executor, Grove Press editor, publisher, and author of The New American Poetry 1945-1960, the landmark literary anthology that has come to define the canon of early Beat poetry.

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  • RIGHT ON! A Documentary on 1960s STUDENT PROTEST Radical COUNTERCULTURE Symbolism BLACK POWER Protest Iconography 1ST Edition by Maryl Levine, John Naisbitt RIGHT ON! A Documentary on 1960s STUDENT PROTEST Radical COUNTERCULTURE Symbolism BLACK POWER Protest Iconography 1ST Edition
    Maryl Levine, John Naisbitt

    RIGHT ON! A Documentary on Student Protest by Maryl Levine, John Naisbitt, Graphic Design by David L. Burke

    Published by Bantam Books, New York, London, Toronto, 1970. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers, 7" x 4", 249 + (7) pages, graphically illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, illustrations and stylized text. GOOD Condition: light shelfwear and some creases to the covers, the spine has a few creases but the binding remains sturdy, 2 penned remainder lines on bottom page edges (edge of the closed book), internally the upper corner has some light shorelining, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, respectable copy.

    Illustrated in a graphic style similar to the influential Marshall McLuhan book "The Medium Is the Massage." A book…

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    RIGHT ON! A Documentary on Student Protest by Maryl Levine, John Naisbitt, Graphic Design by David L. Burke

    Published by Bantam Books, New York, London, Toronto, 1970. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wrappers, 7" x 4", 249 + (7) pages, graphically illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, illustrations and stylized text. GOOD Condition: light shelfwear and some creases to the covers, the spine has a few creases but the binding remains sturdy, 2 penned remainder lines on bottom page edges (edge of the closed book), internally the upper corner has some light shorelining, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, respectable copy.

    Illustrated in a graphic style similar to the influential Marshall McLuhan book "The Medium Is the Massage." A book design classic "Right On!" is a powerful visual collage of black & white photographs, graphics and text that captures the radical student protests of 1969 from fights for civil rights, Black Power, student power, Black studies programs and racial diversity to anti Vietnam War rallies and altercations with police. "Black studies are inevitable. Period."

    This vintage counterculture monograph is based on a 1969 study of over 200 US college campuses conducted by the Urban Research Corporation of Chicago, a private commercial organization that monitored contemporary trends and prepared reports for a range of groups and institution. These protests occurred on campuses of all sizes and in every region of the country, but most occurred in large universities with more than 1,000 students.

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  • KEN KESEY TWISTER RECRUITMENT LETTER - Drugs, LSD, Merry Pranksters by Ken Kesey KEN KESEY TWISTER RECRUITMENT LETTER - Drugs, LSD, Merry Pranksters
    Ken Kesey

    A psychedelic induced letter seeking enlistees for TWISTER the KEN KESEY Virtual Reality production and lifestyle. Printed on both sides of an 8.5x11 inch sheet of gray paper. Ken Kesey's printed signature is at the end of the letter. The letter was written by Kesey in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, and dated October 1993

    Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters were known for using, promoting, and partying with LSD, often in their Twister performances.

    Read the letter at your own risk. You may become a Twisted Twister and enlist!

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  • KEN KESEY & KEN BABBS **SIGNED** VINYL RECORD HOGS ARE COMING / PEGGY THE PISTOL by Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs KEN KESEY & KEN BABBS **SIGNED** VINYL RECORD HOGS ARE COMING / PEGGY THE PISTOL
    Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs

    HOGS ARE COMING! by KEN KESEY and KEN BABBS, and PEGGY THE PISTOL, by KEN KESEY with KEN BABBS.

    A 7 inch VINYL 45 rpm

    The record label for HOGS ARE COMING is hand numbered #43 and is SIGNED by both KEN KESEY and KEN BABBS.

    FINE condition.

    About KEN BABBS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Babbs, b.1936, is a famous Merry Prankster who became one of the psychedelic leaders of the 1960s. He, along with best friend and Prankster leader Ken Kesey, wrote the book Last Go Round. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Further. He and Ken Kesey said The Acid Tests were conceived when the Pranksters met the Grateful Dead.******

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  • TWISTER Ephemera KEN KESEY & MERRY PRANKSTERS - Program, All Access Pass, and Schedule by Ken Kesey TWISTER Ephemera KEN KESEY & MERRY PRANKSTERS - Program, All Access Pass, and Schedule
    Ken Kesey

    TWISTER - A RITUAL REALITY by KEN KESEY, performed by KEN KESEY and THE MERRY PRANKSTERS.

    Three Items: PROGRAM, ALL ACCESS PASS, and PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE.

    (1) Program is 8 pages (two folded sheets), bound with a single staple, 5.5x8.5 inches. Performers listed include Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs, among others.

    (2) All Access Pass is adhered to a 3x5 inch index card, dated 1994.

    (3) Twister schedule is printed on one side only 4.25x6 inches. Schedule for 1994 performances.

    ALL three items are in NEAR FINE condition, just lightly handled.

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  • Timothy Leary TERRA ll One Trip TICKET TO RIDE Folsom Prison To OUTER SPACE Scarce Counterculture Drug Ephemera 1974 by Timothy Leary Timothy Leary TERRA ll One Trip TICKET TO RIDE Folsom Prison To OUTER SPACE Scarce Counterculture Drug Ephemera 1974
    Timothy Leary

    Scarce ORIGINAL 1974 TIMOTHY LEARY EPHEMERAL TICKET

    "TERRA II" Ticket To Ride. "The Universe Is Perfect!" ONE TRIP Use Before 1999 "Welcome Aboard Terra II My Friends! My Name Is Doctor Timothy Leary!"

    Published in [Folsom Prison, Folsom, California, 1974], printed on blue paper, 8.5" x 2.5". Illustrated by Disney artist Dana Reemes who incorporated Robert Crumb's drawing of Timothy Leary (originally published in a 1973 issue of El Perfecto Comics), crediting "R. Crumb" beside the drawing. The ticket also has a facsimile Timothy Leary signature. The Promotional TICKET was inserted into some lucky copies of Leary's 1974 book TERRA II. The Ticket is for ONE TRIP off the planet earth on a spaceship commanded by Doctor Timothy Leary.

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    Scarce ORIGINAL 1974 TIMOTHY LEARY EPHEMERAL TICKET

    "TERRA II" Ticket To Ride. "The Universe Is Perfect!" ONE TRIP Use Before 1999 "Welcome Aboard Terra II My Friends! My Name Is Doctor Timothy Leary!"

    Published in [Folsom Prison, Folsom, California, 1974], printed on blue paper, 8.5" x 2.5". Illustrated by Disney artist Dana Reemes who incorporated Robert Crumb's drawing of Timothy Leary (originally published in a 1973 issue of El Perfecto Comics), crediting "R. Crumb" beside the drawing. The ticket also has a facsimile Timothy Leary signature. The Promotional TICKET was inserted into some lucky copies of Leary's 1974 book TERRA II. The Ticket is for ONE TRIP off the planet earth on a spaceship commanded by Doctor Timothy Leary.

    FINE Condition: bright and clean. An original Terra II Ticket is almost impossible to find, most seem to have vanished into space.

    TERRA II was written by Timothy Leary in Folsom Prison while serving time for possession of marijuana in 1974. His TERRA ll was a prison escape fantasy which involved leaving Earth on an intergalactic spaceship to travel the universe in an endless voyage of discovery and harmony. This period, beginning with his imprisonment in 1973, is known as his "Starseed" period. Proceeds from the sale of TERRA II were intended to help pay expenses of costly legal appeals by Leary to win his freedom from prison. The appeals didn't work, Leary wasn't released until California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned him in 1976.

    Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was extremely controversial. A polarizing figure who challenged the status quo with his famous mantra "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out." A Cultural Icon who advocated psychedelic drugs, Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg called him "a Hero of American Consciousness."

    From the collection of Richard Synchef, a noted collector of Beat, Counterculture, and Psychedelic books and oddities.

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  • GRATEFUL DEAD TWENTY FIVE YEARS ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** EUROPE TOUR BOOK 1990 by The Grateful Dead GRATEFUL DEAD TWENTY FIVE YEARS ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** EUROPE TOUR BOOK 1990
    The Grateful Dead

    GRATEFUL DEAD - TWENTY FIVE YEARS - EUROPE 1990.

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in SILVER on the FRONT COVER by KEN KESEY, Friend, Mentor and LSD Guru to the Grateful Dead:

    "Hmmm... / that's either Bill Graham's ghost or a live version of / Ken Kesey".

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in GOLD on the first two page panel by KEN BABBS, an LSD laden Merry Prankster and friend of the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey:

    "I didn't Go! - DURN! - Ken Babbs".

    Softcovers, side stapled, 11.75x11.75 inches (the shape of a vinyl album cover), 26 pages. illustrated with photographs of the band and its Dead members.

    NEAR FINE condition, just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

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    GRATEFUL DEAD - TWENTY FIVE YEARS - EUROPE 1990.

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in SILVER on the FRONT COVER by KEN KESEY, Friend, Mentor and LSD Guru to the Grateful Dead:

    "Hmmm... / that's either Bill Graham's ghost or a live version of / Ken Kesey".

    SIGNED & INSCRIBED in GOLD on the first two page panel by KEN BABBS, an LSD laden Merry Prankster and friend of the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey:

    "I didn't Go! - DURN! - Ken Babbs".

    Softcovers, side stapled, 11.75x11.75 inches (the shape of a vinyl album cover), 26 pages. illustrated with photographs of the band and its Dead members.

    NEAR FINE condition, just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    RARE SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY that combines the GHOST of BILL GRAHAM, with the MERRY PRANKSTER MISCHIEVOUS WIT of KEN KESEY, and the LSD mindset of Prankster and Dead Friend KEN BABBS.

    A Unique Item from the Pranksters and the Dead.

    About KEN KESEY (excerpts from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Kesey, b.1935 d.2001, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Merry Pranksters, Acid Tests, Grateful Dead... After One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was published, Kesey began hosting happenings with former colleagues, miscellaneous bohemian and literary figures, and other friends (Ken Babbs et al), collectively known as the MERRY PRANKSTERS; these parties, known as ACID TESTS, integrated the consumption of LSD with multimedia performances. KESEY MENTORED THE GRATEFUL DEAD (THE ACID TESTS' HOUSE BAND) throughout their early years and continued to exert a profound influence upon the group throughout their career.******

    About KEN BABBS (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ken Babbs, b.1936, is a famous Merry Prankster who became one of the psychedelic leaders of the 1960s. He, along with best friend and Prankster leader Ken Kesey, wrote the book Last Go Round. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Further. He and Ken Kesey said The Acid Tests were conceived when the Pranksters met the Grateful Dead.******

    About BILL GRAHAM (from Wikipedia):

    ******Bill Graham, b.1931 d,1991, was a German-American rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939, he was sent from Germany to France due to political uncertainty in his home country. At age 10, he settled into a foster home in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1960s, Graham moved to San Francisco, and in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe which eventually led to his becoming one of the world's greatest Rock Concert Promoters. His promoted concerts at the Fillmore and Winterland Ballrooms made such bands as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, world famous. The San Francisco Civic Auditorium was renamed The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in his honor.******

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  • MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo by Frank Mell MACUNAIMA 1972 Psychedelic Underground Comic Art Film POSTER Brazil Cinema Novo
    Frank Mell

    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain…

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    MACUNAIMA (1969). A Brazilian Cinema Novo masterpiece, considered one of the most important films in Brazilian history. Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, in Portuguese with English subtitles. A box office hit in Brazil, it was released in a dubbed version for American audiences in 1972 by New Line Cinema.

    Illustrated by underground New York psychedelic comic artist Frank Mell. His incredible work is similar to legendary R. Crumb Comics, but much less known. His work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum, he illustrated psychedelic album covers, posters, and his work can be found in counter culture periodicals.

    Original MOVIE POSTER, Offset lithograph on paper, 37" x 24.5". GOOD Condition: stored rolled for decades, so the colors remain very bright, the bottom margin has some waviness and shorelining/staining, the top edge has some light creasing, there are a few light smudges here and there and a few signs of wear, but overall the poster is solid, bright and clear.

    An epic psychedelic adventure fantasy on Brazilian themes and myths, based on a Modernist novel written in 1928 by Mario de Andrade (no relation to the film's director), the metaphorical, savagely satirical film has drawn comparisons to the work of Fellini, John Waters and Lina Wertmuller. A revealing allegory of Brazil's complex racial and cultural history with subtle references to its repressive military rule. Like the musical style Tropicalia gave the world a uniquely Brazilian beat, Macunaima exhibits a strong Brazilian identity.

    When the film was first released in the United States, its most sensational elements were played up. In a comprehensive 1976 essay about it in the media review journal Jump Cut, author J.R. Molotnik wrote that the movie had been dubbed "Jungle Freaks" for its U.S. release and was advertised in the Village Voice as "95 Minutes of Brazil Nuts." "New Line Cinema, the film's U.S. distributor, was clearly seeking to attract the Voice's avowedly offbeat readers with promises of an exotic spoof," Molotnik wrote. "The movie buff likely to attend such an 'underground' film was thus readied for a far-out lighthearted film, one bearing little resemblance to the 'heavy' classics of Latin American revolutionary cinema."

    Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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