Menu from The Bitter End in Greenwich Village.
NY: The Bitter End, ca. 1964.
A single large quarto sheet folded to make four pages. The covers print a poem by Paul Eluard and Benjamin Peret along with an illustration of a female cabaret performer. This is the scarcer version of the two Bitter End menus that we are aware of. The Bitter End was one of the primary music clubs and entertainment venues in Greenwich Village during the '60s. During it's heyday it featured all the best musicians and comedians ranging from Lenny Bruce, Dick Cavett, and Woody Allen to Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Neil Young, James Taylor, and Bruce Springsteen, among many others. Albums by Bill Cosby, Curtis Mayfield, Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, and The Isley Brothers, among others, were recorded there. Small stain, minor creasing, but nice.