Item #SKB-17464 Postcard issued by Cafe Bizarre in Greenwich Village. Rick ALLMAN, Ted JOANS.

Postcard issued by Cafe Bizarre in Greenwich Village.

NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1960.

Item #SKB-17464

Postcard featuring a color photo of poet Ted Joans reading at the Cafe Bizarre with patrons sitting at tables in the background and colorful abstract art painted on the walls. This photo was published in the October issue of Holiday magazine, and it also served as the source material for the cover art of Richard Geis' beatnik novel "Like Crazy, Man." On the back is printed the Cafe Bizarre logo with spooky lettering announcing: "Poetry readings nitely by the Beat & the Unbeat. Be prepared for the unexpected." One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the beatnik phenomenon, the Cafe Bizarre presented poetry readings, folk and rock music, and "assorted madness" for tourists and genuine bohemians and artists alike. Musitron Records recorded an album there that captured the bongo-beating, finger-snapping beatnik spirit of this venue. In the '60s Andy Warhol first discovered the Velvet Underground playing there billed as "The Velvets." Very near fine. One of the scarcest of the various ephemeral items from this beatnick venue in the Village.

Price: $175.00

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