Handbill issued by Beats in Greenwich Village announcing: ''BEAT CONVENTION CALL.''

Handbill issued by Beats in Greenwich Village announcing: ''BEAT CONVENTION CALL.''

NY: Privately published by Slim Brundage, 1960.

Item #SKB-1758

4to. This handbill was the inspiration of Slim Brundage, hobo, Wobbly, writer, and proprietor of the Village coffee house College of Complexes where this convention took place to nominate a Beat candidate for the 1960 election. "Cool delegates wanted to nominate a Beat for President. Man, we gotta squelch them squares who run this country. Free pad and food for all delegates." Prints the Beat platform which includes lowering the voting and drinking age, moving "the capital of the United States from Wall Street to Greenwich Village," "ten billion art subsidy with a jazz laureate, poet laureate, painting laureate," and more. TOGETHER WITH an Associated Press wire photo of participants at the convention including Gnomi Gross, "Miss Beatnik of Chicago." Old creases where folded in eighths, else very good. A rare piece of ephemera from the Greenwich Village Beat scene, the only copy we've encountered (8.5" x 11"). The pair:.

Price: $500.00

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