ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. The Diggers request help from the hip community to bring their "hotel" up to code asking: "Please help. It will be free to all when it's done." They go on to explain their intentions to "have an all night center, sack out... Item #SKB-15440
ANDERSON, Chester & GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 4to. Broadside. First edition. Self-deprecating sentiment intended to warn the hippie community of the danger of looking for leaders. The Communication Company and the Diggers were very influential in the Haight-Ashbury scene while often being critical of it. Three-hole-punch to left edge as issued, else very... Item #SKB-9294
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett, BRAUTIGAN, Richard; & MOSCOSO, Victor.
[SF]: Privately published by the Diggers, . First edition. Richard Brautigan phoned Moscoso on behalf of the Diggers and asked him to contribute a flyer for the Invisible Circus. "Any job for the Diggers was a donation, and Moscoso, currently working in color, scaled back his palette. He selected a.... Item #SKB-15439
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett.
[SF]: Communication Company, . 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... Item #SKB-4825
ANDERSON, Chester, GROGAN, Emmett; & BRAUTIGAN, Richard.
Handbill featuring an illustration by David Hodges of a multicolor circus wagon announcing The Invisible Circus.
[SF: Communication Company, 1967]. 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... Item #SKB-4826
BARBEAU, Clayton (ed. and contributor).
NY: Bruce Publishing, . 4to. Softbound. First edition. A collection of photographs of hippies in the Haight-Ashbury and elsewhere, with poems by Mary Korte. Small sticker to corner of front cover, some fading to top edge of back cover, else near fine. Item #SKB-301
BRAUTIGAN, Richard, WELCH, Lew; & SNYDER, Gary.
[SF]: Privately published, 1967. Richard Brautigan, Gary Snyder, Lenore Kandel, and Lew Welch are among those scheduled to read in San Francisco during the "Summer of Love" in support of the Diggers who were instrumental in feeding and informing the influx of hippies to the Haight-Ashbury. Text and design printed... Item #SKB-389
COHEN, Allen & CONNER, Bruce.
n.p.:n.p., . Tabloid, folded as issued. The preeminent underground paper of the hippie movement. Articles about life in the Haight-Ashbury, a centerfold mandala by Bruce Conner, and more. A fine, fresh copy. Scarce due to the small print runs of the early issues, even more so in this condition... Item #SKB-725
Spoof draft card issued by General Hershey Bar, noted antiwar activist who was a regular fixture in the Haight-Ashbury.
n.p.:n.p., . The bearer of this card is "classified in Class 6-Z until PEACE DECLARED by General Hershey Bar...by President Doctor Spock...by President Richard Nixon." Instructions on the back of the card on how to "burn or 'boil' your non-draft card and to surrender the ashes...please alter, forge, knowingly destroy... Item #SKB-4075
FLOWERS, John & HARRIS, George.
[SF: Last Gasp, 1971]. 4to. Pamphlet. First edition. Drawings by John Flowers. Photographs by Clay Geerdes. Outrageous photographs of The Cockettes, a notorious LSD-inspired, hippie drag-queen theatrical group from San Francisco whose members also included women. These photos were intended to be cut out and made into paper dolls that... Item #SKB-6098
GROGAN, Emmett & ANDERSON, Chester.
SF: Communication Company, 1967. 4to. Broadside. First edition. A text humorously comparing Teenybopper the "Newborn King" to the saga of Jesus. "In Bethlehem, in the Haight-Ashbury, Hidden in Egypt, hidden in Crete, in a cave on Mount Ida, living on necter..." At the bottom this text is attributed to "George... Item #SKB-16476
Announcement from the Council for a Summer of Love ''read at the Haight Ashbury Round Table Conference, and Addressed to the People of San Francisco, and to all the Peoples of the World.''
SF: Council for a Summer of Love, 1967. 4to. Mimeo handbill printed on both sides. First edition. The announcement begins: "This Summer, the youth of the world are making a holy pilgrimage to our city, to affirm and celebrate a new spiritual dawn...The activity of the youth of the nation... Item #SKB-16588
Amarillo, TX: Baxter Lane Co., 1969. An anti-hippie flyer listing the requirements for membership in the Belligerent Student and Happy Hippie Society including: being "obligated to demonstrate conformity by: indulgin' in like free and prosmiscuous love; blowin' the 'mind' with drugs, spongin' meals off the squares; stealin'; demonstratin'; screaming 'Pigs!'... Item #SKB-16045
[SF: Stolen Paper Editions, 1966]. Pamphlet. The correct first edition (with the text printed sideways, only one page of "God/Love" poem, partial Stolen Paper insignia to back cover). Variant issue with brown and white rather than black and white covers, no priority known. Kandel was active in the Beat and... Item #SKB-16721
MEADOFF, Jan & ROSENBERG, Michael (eds.).
SF: Idlewild Publishing, 1967. 4to. Softbound. First edition. One of the earliest, and best, photographic studies of the Haight-Ashbury hippie scene. Minor rubbing to edge of front cover, some specks of foxing to back cover, else near fine. Probably the scarcest of the hippie photo books done during that period. Item #SKB-2187
MOORE, Daniel & MACLISE, Angus.
SF: City Lights Books, 1969. Though unattributed, the poster features inspired psychedelic, spiritual art by poet Daniel Moore who was the founder, writer, and director of this "sacred folk theater group." The troupe gained notoriety performing at various counterculture venues such as the Family Dog and the Fillmore, but the... Item #SKB-16687
MULLINS, William P.
[San Diego: Phenix Publishers, 1968]. Hippie exploitation mag documenting what happens when a "HIGH SCHOOL GIRL Drops Out to LIVE WITH NAKED HIPPIES." Here we "SEE Naked teen-age kids bathe their young bodies and minds in bold sunshine and pine-needled shadow." Article by William Mullins explaining the activities at this... Item #SKB-16200
RALEIGH, Joel (ed.).
The Great Hippie Hoax: A Scalding Indictment of the Phoney Movement That Has Trapped Thousands of Teenagers.
NY/London: Award Books/Tandem Books, . Magazine-format publication devoted to "stripping the petals off the Flower Children" revealing "them to be floundering in a cesspool of sex, half-crazed with weird drugs, parasitic, selfish, diseased..." Sensational, scathing attack on the hippie subculture with articles and first-person accounts of "orgiastic parties" and "sexual... Item #SKB-15714
[Burbank: Seven Seventy Publishers, 1966]. Hippie exploitation mag that explores the adventures of "The Daring Breed," members of the younger generation who are "trapped, desperate, frantic to escape their everyday life. Frantic for new excitement, pleasures." These folks occupy their time with eveything from biker gangs, "Swingin' Wild Groups," draft... Item #SKB-16197
n.p.: n.p., n.d. [ca. 1968]. Outrageous hippie exploitation magazine. Generic cover photo of a naked woman posing for the camera deceptively creates the impression that this is a standard men's magazine, however it is largely devoted to reprinting Psychedelic Hippie No. 1, probably the best hippie exploitation mag ever. Includes... Item #SKB-16202
[Burbank: Seven Seventy Publishers, ca. 1967]. One of the more extravagant hippie sleeze exploitation magazines (despite the misleading cover shot from a splatter film). Plenty of photos of naked cavorting hippies and other "way out nuts, kooks, goons, and flower people," with sections on "Haight-Ashbury Hippie Heaven," "The Swingers," "Incredible... Item #SKB-15069
n.p.:n.p., . [North Hollywood: Triumph News, 1968]. The premier issue (only lasted for one more issue) of the most outrageous exploitation hippie sleeze-fest ever published. Lots of photos (many in color) of naked cavorting hippies, with sections devoted to "Getting Stoned on Bananas," "Riots on Sunset Strip," "Beach Hippieville," "Living... Item #SKB-474
[San Diego: Phenix Publishers, 1969]. Hippie exploitation magazine exposing "The True Inside Story of Hollywood's Naked Hippies." Lots of b&w (and some color) photos of hippies having sex, playing cards, smoking a mammoth hookah, dancing with a dog, body painting, playing guitar, etc. Small price sticker to front cover, else... Item #SKB-16203
n.p.:n.p., . Underground newspaper with color covers, folded as issued. Prints an excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, an article on the Haight-Ashbury, Alan Watts on the mandala, and more. Psychedelic, color centerfold poster. Moderate toning to edges, small closed tear to cover, else near fine. Item #SKB-8197