The American Theatre Poster
The American Theatre Poster
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The American Theatre Poster

  • 1st Printing $1,828 $1,828 $0 Mint
  • 1st Printing $1,828 $1,828 $0 Mint
Item Number:
  • BG019-PO
  • Jul 24, 1966
  • 14" x 19 15/16"

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 1st printing of the poster has a white reverse. There is quite a bit of variation from light to dark in the background purple throughout this pre-concert run. The first printing measures 14" x 19 15/16".

The 2nd printing of the poster has a blue reverse and measures 13 15/16" x 20". This rare reprint was produced after the concert.