Michael McClure's The Beard: Flora [Florence] Schwimley Little Theater
20 in HIGH x 14.5 in WIDE
(50.80 cm HIGH x 36.83 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom left corner has "The Bindweed Press, San Francisco" printed in blue.

Poster has a blue patterned bordered square at the top with blue text in the middle. The text in this box reads, "Love Lion, Lioness/ Grah Ord Gloom Claw/ Rose Silver Silver/ Gahr the Rooh Graheer/ Groooor/ Grahhr/ Whah Gahhr Denn Dreem Ezz Hrohh Hrohhr/ Oh/ Oooooh!/ Grayohh/ Long Theeh Proshta Ahm Droor Blexx/ Grah!/ Sweet Dust of gun and White Neck." On one side is a picture of William H. Bonney and the other is Jean Harlow. Below is red and blue text that reads, "Michael McClure's The Beard/ starring/ Richard Bright & Billie Dixon/ Directed by" marc Estrin/ At the/ Flora [Florence] Shwimley Little Theatre/ Alston Way & Grove St. Berkeley, Calif./ Oner Performance - 8:30 P.M. Sat., Aug 20th/ over 18 Only ... Please/ Ticket Outlets: San Francisco City Lights Book Store, The Committee; Berkeley Shakespeare Book Co." Bottom right corner has an oval log for Rare Angel with two wings in the center. 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]

Bookmark and Share