NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The card prints (in white against a black background) the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on all their promotional material. Also prints the phone numbers and name of Rick Allmen who started the club in 1957. The Cafe Bizarre was one... Item #SKB-15652
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
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. The cigarette holder prints the word "Bizarre" in the same spooky stylized lettering used on the cover of the LP that was recorded there, along with their catch phrase "Where the Beat Meet the Elite." The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the... Item #SKB-15650
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 drawing 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.: John Mitchell, 1960. Long, folding broadside tipped into illustrated covers. First edition of this poem "as read at the Gaslight Cafe." A poem against modern culture and consumer society spoofing the opening of Disneyland---done in the style of an amusement park advertisement. John Brent and Hugh Romney (a.k.a. Wavy... Item #SKB-16586
Wire service photo of beatniks at the 1960 ''Beatnick Convention'' at the Greenwich Village coffee house, College of Complexes.
n.p.: Privately published, 1960. This event 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. Pictured here are "keynote speaker" Bill Smith, Gnomi Gross "Miss Beatnik... Item #SKB-16306
[NY: Beelzebub Books, 1959]. Second printing of this softcore men's magazine flagrantly exploiting the then current beatnik phenomena. Published as Beelzebub Books No. 1. "An uncensored, unexpurgated expose of the 'BEAT GENERATION'." Sensational articles on the Beat phenomenon such as "Shook-up Shebas and Be-Bop Babes" and "Beat Broads Curiously Cavort."... Item #SKB-2748
n.p.: MGM, 1960. 4to. Single oblong sheet folded to make four pages. Program, likely for the premier, of this film about the Beat Generation made from Kerouac's novel. Nice expressionistic cover illustration of a bongo-playing beatnik, the lead characters Leslie Caron and George Peppard, a sax player, a drunken beatnik... Item #SKB-16572
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
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