NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959.
Single tall sheet folded to make four pages. Cover illustration of a sinister, demented person acting as the doorman exemplifies the "bizarre" concept of this cafe, with a small map of Greenwich Village bohemian hot spots on the back cover. The menu includes such items as "Pink Lady Bizarre," "Witches Brew," and "Schizophrenic Sundays." One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the beatnik phenomenon, the Cafe Bizarre presented poetry readings, folk music, and "assorted madness" for tourists and genuine bohemians alike. Musitron Records recorded an album there that captured the bongo-beating, finger-snapping beatnik spirit of this venue. In the '60s Andy Warhol discovered the Velvet Underground there billed as "The Velvets." Some light sepia staining, else solid very good overall. Ephemera from this venue is scarce.