Associated Press wirephoto of Eric Nord and author Lawrence Lipton and others. Eric NORD.

Associated Press wirephoto of Eric Nord and author Lawrence Lipton and others.

LA: Associated Press, 1959.

Item #SKB-17096

The photo shows Nord, Lipton, Nord's lawyer, and guitar-strumming-singer Julie Meredith in an office with artworks strewn in front of them. The blurb at the bottom reads (in part): "Representatives of a beatnik hangout known as the Gas House in suburban Venice display some of their arts as they waited for the start of a Police Commission hearing yesterday to determine whether the Gas House should get an entertainment license." The Gas House, managed by Nord, was a popular beatnik spot in Venice that was always having difficulty with the police who wanted to suppress the beatniks. Associated Press rubber stamp, 1959 date stamp, and the word "beatniks" written in ink on the back. Very near fine (10" x 8").

Price: $45.00

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