n.p.:n.p., . The photo shows the outside of the Cafe Bizarre at night with its "spooky" decorations around the door and the huge "Rick Allmen's Cafe Bizzare" banner hanging out front as people walk by on an evening in the Village. The Cafe Bizarre was one of the most conspicuous... Item #SKB-16302
ANDERSON, Chester & KAMSTRA, Jerry.
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1960]. Pamphlet. First edition. Introduction by Anderson on "pornography, humor, and the nature of censorship." Limericks by Anderson illustrated with drawings by Jerry Kamstra here appearing under the pseudonyms "Pablo Kamstra," and "Shem the Penman." Anderson went on to head the Communication Company in the Haight-Ashbury... Item #SKB-14660
n.p.: n.p., ca. 1959. Cardboard box printed with charming drawings of beatniks and beatnik phrases. The box contains 24 folding illustrated notecards. They feature 3 different beatnik-themed drawings, with 8 cards of each design. There are also 8 sheets of red stickers printing beatnik phrases to embellish the 24 envelopes... Item #SKB-16652
n.p.: John Mitchell, 1960. Long, folding broadside tipped into illustrated covers. First edition of this poem "as read at the Gaslight Cafe." A long, scathingly humorous poem spoofing religion, modern culture, and consumer society. Done in the style of an amusement park advertisement, but instead of promoting Disneyland, here it's... Item #SKB-16586
CHAPMAN, Harold, BURROUGHS, William S., CORSO, Gregory, GINSBERG, Allen; & GYSIN, Brion.
[Geneva]: Gris Banal Editeur, . Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. Introduction by William Burroughs. Outstanding collection of photos documenting the activities at the infamous "Beat Hotel" in Paris in the '50s, when Burroughs, Gysin, Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Harold Norse, Gregory Corso, and others were living at this bohemian mecca. Essential... Item #SKB-372
n.p.: Romeo Records, 1957. 45rpm record in photo-illustrated sleeve showing Dean playing a conga drum. Home recording of James Dean in a late-night jam session with L.A. musician, Bob Romeo who plays flute. The actor can be heard talking and laughing with his friends in the background between songs. James... Item #SKB-10669
NY: Birth Press, 1962. Narrow 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. Published as Pedantic Pamphlet No. 2. Pages toned as usual, else near fine. Item #SKB-2077
n.p.:n.p., . This issue devoted to writings and drawings by children, some famous others not. Illustrated with charming illustrations gathered from various sources. Two folding Birth Press publication announcements laid in. Very near fine. Item #SKB-651
NY: Vanity Press, 1981. 32mo. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine. Item #SKB-8029
[Berkeley]: Ammunition Press, . 4to. Softbound (only issued softbound). First edition. One of only 60 copies "for subscribers and correspondents to this project." The ultimate guide to recordings by Beat writers and fellow travelers, recordings in homage to or that reference Beat writers, exploitation or parody of the Beat Generation... Item #SKB-16694
SF: Unicorn, 1958. Pamphlet. First edition. Schock takes us on a cynical tour through the Beat haunts of '50s North Beach making snide observations about the habitues. Illustrated with accomplished, evocative and lovely illustrations of beatniks at poetry readings, jazz clubs, etc., by Trubee Campbell whose drawings are much more... Item #SKB-1130
ZUGSMITH, Albert & VAN DOREN, Maime.
Full size (1-sheet) color poster for the 1959 Beat exploitation film, The Beat Generation starring Steve Cochran and Mamie Van Doren.
[Hollywood: MGM, 1959]. Features a huge, beret-wearing, bearded beatnik face, next to which is scantilly-clad Mamie Van Doren. In bold, jazzy letters: "THE BEAT GENERATION." At the top, an illustration of Louis Armstrong playing in a Beat jazz club. "Behind The Weird 'Way-Out' World of the BEATNIKS!" An unusually nice... Item #SKB-1883