ALLMAN, Rick & PHILLIPS, Stevenson.
Greenwich Village's Cafe Bizarre Presents Assorted Madness: Beat Generation Poetry Beat Erotica by the Beat & the UnBeat.
n.p.: Musitron, 1959. LP record. Poetry, bongo playing, folk singing, and Beat sermonizing by "Rafio the Mad Monk," "Ringo Angel," "Seven Beat Sulks," "Ellie Girl," and others, recorded live at the Cafe Bizzare. The Cafe Bizarre, founded in 1957, was one of the most conspicuous and sensational clubs to capitalize... Item #SKB-12915
NY: Cafe Bizarre, ca. 1959. Pamphlet. 8pp. Cover illustration of a demented person exemplifies the "bizarre" concept of this cafe, with a charming map of Greenwich Village bohemian hot spots on the back cover, and more illustrations inside. One of the most popular and sensational clubs to capitalize on the... Item #SKB-16454
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
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
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