The American Theatre Handbill
The American Theatre Handbill
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The American Theatre Handbill

  • 1st Printing A $3,028 $3,028 $0 Mint
  • 1st Printing A $3,028 $3,028 $0 Mint
Item Number:
  • BG019-HB
ARTIST:
DATE:
  • Jul 24, 1966
VENUE:
SIZE:
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Condition:

Bill Graham pushed the envelope of popular prurience with the presentation of poet Michael McClure's The Beard. An imagined confrontation between Jean Harlow and Billy the Kid, the production ended with explicit oral sex between the protagonists. Cast member arrests were common at early productions until the ACL intervened.

Print Variations

The handbill was printed once before the concert, on a variety of papers and with different inks. All variants measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

The 1st printing A is purple ink on white paper.

The 1st printing B is navy ink on white paper.

The 1st printing C (see BG019-C) is brown ink on yellow paper.

The 1st printing D is brown ink on white paper.

The 1st printing E is brown ink on ranging shades of tan paper.

The 1st printing F is brown ink on coral paper.

The 1st printing G is navy blue ink on yellow paper.

The 1st printing H is navy blue ink on beige paper.