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.
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 & BOWEN, Michael.
[SF: Privately published, 1967]. On October 6, 1966 the "Love Pageant Rally" was held in the Haight-Ashbury to protest the day that LSD became illegal. Organized by Allen Cohen and Michael Bowen, who later orchestrated the Human Be-In, it was the first major gathering of the Haight-Ashbury hippie community, preceding... Item #SKB-15527
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
COHEN, Allen & CONNER, Bruce.
SF: Privately published, 1967. Tabloid. The preeminent underground newspaper of the hippie era. Cover features intricate mandalas by Bruce Conner in blue against a red background. Article on Buddhism and the Tarot, "On Programming the Psychedelic Experience," Michael McClure appearance, and more. Fine, never folded. Item #SKB-736
COHEN, Allen (ed.).
n.p.:n.p., . A complete set of the preeminent underground newspaper of the hippie era, published in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love." TOGETHER WITH the rare one-shot Oracle predecessor P. O. Frisco ("P.O." stood for Psychedelphic Oracle). After this one issue the name was changed to The City of... Item #SKB-8345
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
GINSBERG, Allen & LEARY, Timothy.
SF: Privately published, 1967. "Pow-Wow A Gathering Of The Tribes For A Human Be-In." Lists Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Ferlinghetti, and others as participants in this landmark event that catapulted the hippie movement into national prominence. Also mentions the presence of "banners," "chimes," "incense," and "all S. F.... Item #SKB-3433
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
n.p.: Privately published, ca. 1967. Issued by the hippies in the Haight-Ashbury during the "Summer of Love." Handed out to straight people to provide them with safe passage through Hippie-Land. "Housewives...students...workers...athletes...doctors policemen...Have you heard of all those wild rumors of sex-crazed women, pot, easy money, community & love among the... Item #SKB-6543
Brooklyn: Relix Magazine, 1987. One of 600 numbered copies signed by Kroman. Features a lovely multicolored design done in the style of a '60s rock poster utilizing photographs, various design elements, and psychedelic lettering. As new. Item #SKB-15496
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
REYNOLDS, ''Freewheelin" Frank & McCLURE, Michael.
NY: Grove, . Hardbound in dust jacket. First edition. Inscribed by Michael McClure: "Signed for the author / Frank Reynolds / Michael McClure" (McClure's pen ran out of ink on the word "Reynolds" so he finished with a different pen). Interesting inside account of life among the Hell's Angels with... Item #SKB-461
STEPHENS, Herb (ed).
[LA: Cougar 1968]. Hippie-themed nudist magazine. Lots of b&w photos (some in color) of naked hippies enjoying the great outdoors, having a picnic, building a lean-to, and more. The "Snap-out Nudist Calendar" advertised on the cover is lacking. Fine (minor rubbing to edge of cover). Item #SKB-16204
[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