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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A Comprehensive BIbliography to 1980 (First Edition)

by [Lawrence Ferlinghetti] Bill Morgan

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Published
1982
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First Edition
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1982. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus, with no dust jacket as issued, slightly cocked, lightly rubbed to the front endpapers.
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image of Tree, A Happening (Original instructions for the May 19, 1963 Yam Festival event, with contemporary Kaprow signature and date)

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Original spirit duplication instructions for Allan Kaprow's "Tree, A Happening," a performance art piece which took place as part of The Yam Festival, at painter and sculptor George Segal's farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 19, 1963, with Kaprow's contemporary signature, "Kaprow May '63" in holograph ink on top of first page. The instructions… Read more
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Beat Girl (Collection of six original photographs from the 1960 film)

by Edmond T. Greville (director); Dail Ambler (screenwriter); David Farrar, Noelle Adam, (starring)

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Published
1960
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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Collection of six vintage reference photographs from the 1960 British film. Resentful of her father's new Parisian wife, a teenage girl attempts to wreck the marriage with the help of her English beatnik friends. An early appearance by actress Gillian Hills, who went on to enjoy a successful career as a ye-ye pop singer… Read more
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Original photograph of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, circa 1968

by Ginsberg, Allen, Peter Orlovsky (subject)

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1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage borderless photograph of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, in what appears to be Washington Square Park, circa 1968. Cropping annotations in holograph pencil on verso. Ginsberg and Orlovsky met and fell in love in San Francisco, 1954, remaining partners until Ginsberg's death in 1997. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. Light wear at the extremities,… Read more
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Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

by Jack Kerouac

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Published
1983
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First Edition
ISBN
9780934660068
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California, PA: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1983. First Edition. First Edition, one of 1000 copies. Very Good plus in stapled wrappers. Light toning to the wrapper edges, and light soil overall.
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Original photo of Charles Mingus, circa 1946

by Charles Mingus (subject)

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Published
1946
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1946. Original photograph of Charles Mingus, circa 1946. An early publicity photo, re-struck from the original negative, circa 1990. Michael Ochs Archives sticker and PPCM sticker on verso. Legendary jazz performer, composer, and bandleader, Charles Mingus' career spanned 4 decades and left a legacy universally lauded. A virtuosic double bassist and a proficient pianist and cellist, Mingus spanned… Read more
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image of Original photograph of William Burroughs and John Giorno, 1981

Original photograph of William Burroughs and John Giorno, 1981

by William; Burroughs John Giorno (subjects); Alain Keler (photographer)

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Published
1981
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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Vintage photograph of William Burroughs and John Giorno at the Fifth International Convention of The Freudian Movement at The Plaza Hotel, New York, 1981. With a typed description on the verso. Giorno was an American poet and performance artist, best known for his early multimedia poetry experiments and events, including "Dial-A-Poem." He was also the… Read more
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Chappaqua (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Conrad Rooks (director, screenwriter, starring); Jean-Louis Barrault, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Paula Pritchett, Ornette Coleman (starring)

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Published
1966
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1966. Vintage photograph from the 1966 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Rooks' first film, a semi-autobiographical account of a man who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. With cameos by a virtual who's-who of counterculture figures of the time, including Allen Ginsberg (as "Messiah"), William S. Burroughs (as "Opium… Read more
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The Subterraneans (Original photograph from the 1960 film)

by Ranald MacDougall (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Rober Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule, Roddy McDowall (starring)

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Published
1960
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Beverly Hills, CA: MGM, 1960. Original vintage photograph of Janice Rule and Gerry Mulligan from the 1960 film. With a type written description, and holograph annotations in red crayon and graphite on the verso. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height… Read more
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On the Road (Original screenplay for the 2012 film)

by Walter Salles (director); Jack Kerouac (author); Jose Rivera, Harold Manning, Michael Herr, Francis Ford Coppola (screenwriter); Sam Riley,, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams (starring)

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Published
1980
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New York: IFC Films, 1980. Early unused Draft script for the 2012 film. Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights for Jack Kerouac's seminal, generation-defining novel in 1980 for $95,000. Coppola then struggled to find a screenwriter to adapt the book, as well as find a director. Eventually he settled on screenwriter Jose Rivera. Before that, however, he… Read more
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Becoming Visible (First Edition)

by Philip Lamantia

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Published
1981
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First Edition
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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. Number 39 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Scarce hardcover edition, published simultaneously in softcover. Very Good plus overall, with light foxing to both book and jacket. Text block slightly wavy.
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Burst (Signed First Edition)

by James Dashow (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original holograph score. An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also… Read more
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Heart Beat (Collection of 5 original film lobby cards for the 1980 film)

by [Jack Kerouac] Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey (starring); John Byrum (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1980. Collection of five lobby cards for the 1980 film. Based Carolyn Cassady's 1976 book, about the lives of and relationships between Neal Cassady, Carolyn, and Jack Kerouac, with some focus on Kerouac's writing his novel "On the Road." One of the earliest feature films about central Beat figures. Shot… Read more
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La Nostra Vita Comincia di Notte [The Subterraneans] (Original Italian poster for the 1960 film)

by Ranald MacDougall (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Robert Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule (starring)

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Published
1960
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Vintage Italian Locandina poster for the 1960 US film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles' 2012 adaptation of "On… Read more
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Heart Beat (Original film press kit for the 1980 film)

by [Jack Kerouac] Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey (starring); John Byrum (director, screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1980. Original film press kit for the 1980 film. Included in the press kit are nine film still photographs and six cast biographies. Based Carolyn Cassady's 1976 book, about the lives of and relationships between Neal Cassady, Carolyn, and Jack Kerouac, with some focus on Kerouac's writing his novel "On the Road."… Read more
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Furia De Juventud [The Subterraneans] (Collection of 6 Spanish language lobby cards from the 1960 US film)

by Ranald MacDougall (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Robert Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule (starring)

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Published
1960
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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Collection of six full color vintage lobby cards from the 1960 film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles' 2012… Read more
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image of Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

Original broadside for a reading at the Royal Albert Hall on June 11, 1965, signed by Trocchi (Topolski's Chronicle, Vol. XIII, Nos. 281-282)

by Alexander Trocchi (contributor); Feliks Topolski (illustrator);

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Published
1965
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London: Feliks Topolski, 1965. First and only edition. Folded broadside, revealing when unfolded a large scale graphic and textual portrayal of a poetry reading that became a watershed moment in 1960s British counterculture. SIGNED by Alexander Trocchi at the inclusion of his essay. The broadside was published as a part of Topolski's prolific ongoing "Chronicle" series. The… Read more
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Photograph of Amos Vogel by Gerard Malanga, 2004, signed by Malanga

by Gerard Malanga (photographer); Amos Vogel (subject)

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Published
2004
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N.p.: N.p., 2004. Vintage double weight photograph of Amos Vogel, taken by Gerard Malanga and gifted by Malanga to Vogel in 2004. Malanga's trademark name blindstamp is at the bottom right corner of the image, and he has inscribed the verso: "Amos Vogel, founder of Cinema 16 / October 22, 2004 / Gerard Malanga." Below is Malanga's stamped copyright.… Read more
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Two for the Seesaw (Original screenplay for the 1962 film)

by Robert Wise (director); William Gibson (playwright); Isobel Lennart (screenwriter); Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum (starring)

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Published
1961
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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1961. Draft script for the 1962 film. Brief annotations, mostly marking key passages, throughout in holograph blue ink. Based on Gibson's 1960 play, about two down-and-out people in New York and their sustained conversations. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Music), and wonderfully shot in anamorphic black-and-white. Regarded as one… Read more
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Letter to William Burroughs from Terry Southern (One page typescript letter)

by Terry Southern

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Published
1969
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N.p.: N.p., 1969. Single page, carbon typescript (the original letter presumably sent to Burroughs, this copy from Southern's estate), single spaced, with several typeovers. A friendly, sassy letter to Burroughs, beginning with an expression of Southern's great anticipation of a visit from Burroughs: "Buzz along the rialto has it that a certain grand guy W.S. Burroughs may… Read more
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