Handbill announcing The Invisible Circus printed at the event itself. Chester ANDERSON, Emmett, GROGAN.

Handbill announcing The Invisible Circus printed at the event itself.

[SF]: Communication Company, [1967].

Item #SKB-4825

4to. Broadside. First edition. Scheduled to take place at the Glide Memorial Church the Invisible Circus was billed as "a 72-hour environmental community Happening" presented by the Diggers who wanted it to be the best party the Haight had seen. The Communication Company's gestetner machines were lugged to the church, and Richard Brautigan dubbed one room The John Dillinger Computer Complex where he and Chester Anderson started cranking out a stream of spontaneous handbills featuring "news flashes," snippets of stoned conversation overheard at the event, and readings from the I Ching. This handbill was the last one produced to announce the event since it was a last minute effort printed at the event in the "computer complex." Visually interesting with black and purple text printed on pale pink stock including mention of the Diggers, the John Dillenger Computor [sic], and the Artists Liberation Front. The evening featured music by The Orkustra, readings by Michael McClure and Lenore Kandel, and various types of Happening-style events spread throughout the many rooms of the church. Originally intended to last three days, the event was cancelled by the church after eight hours due to naked, tripping hippies running amok including copulating on the altar. Perhaps the best of the many accounts of the Invisible Circus is in Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. Very fine copy of an important handbill.

Price: $300.00

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