The Beard by Michael McClure
20 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom left corner has a small union label for LPIU #72.

Poster has a dark purple background with red lettering and text. In the center are two line drawings of a woman and a man wearing a hat. The poster reads from top to bottom, "Presented in San Francisco by Bill Graham/ The American Theatre/ AT the Fillmore/ Over 18 Only....Please!/The Beard/ By Michael McClure/ directed by Marc Estrin/ visual score by Anthony Martin/ with Richard Bright/ Bille Dixon/ One Performance Only/ 8:30 p.m./ Sun./ July/ 24 Fillmore Auditorium/ $2.50 general/ $2.00 students/ Ticket Outlets San Francisco City Lights Books, Psychedelic Shop; Berkeley Campus Records, Discount Records, Shaekspeare & Co.; Sausalito, Rexall Pharmacy." This play, first shown in San Francisco and later in Berkeley, drew the censorial wrath of the police who repeatedly arrested performers for obscenity. It was one of the last efforts to enforce 1950s-style sexual mores. [LMC]
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