Menu from the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village.
NY: Gaslight Cafe, ca. 1960.
A single wide quarto sheet folded accordion-style. Prints a long text about the history of Greenwich Village bohemianism and the role that the Gaslight played stating that: "Poetry readings in New York originated at the Gaslight. Jack Kerouac, Alan [sic] Ginsberg...found our cellar the ideal testing grounds for their writings." The Gaslight Cafe was one of the premier venues for folk music, poetry, and comedy in Greenwich Village during the '50s and '60s. Along with Kerouac and Ginsberg---Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Hugh Romney, Diane di Prima, and countless others performed there and many notable albums were recorded at the Gaslight. Very good.