Lot 141 of 302:
Flier for Weldon Kees' Poets' Follies of '55  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Poets' Follies of '55

Author:

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Theatre Arts Colony

Date:
1955

Description:

Single sheet mailing flier printed in red, printed on both sides. 36.5x26.5 cm (14x10½"). 

A mailing flier for the "Poets' Follies of '55," an event presented by Kees and Michael Grieg, being a cabaret of sorts, featuring readings, music and dance. According to the flier, the event was slated to take place "Every Thurs. & Sun., 8p.m." During the January 25 installment , Kees read some of his work along with Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights fame. A stripper from Oakland read from the work of  T. S. Eliot, and a jazz band played, with Kees on standup piano. One side of the sheet serves as a full page announcement, while the other side features a review from the San Francisco Chronicle, and a form for reserving tickets. The piece was designed to be folded twice for mailing. Scarce piece of Kees ephemera, with no previous auction records located. 

 


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Condition:
Original vertical and horizontal folds, light wear and toning with a bit of faint staining; very good.


 
Item number:
288974b
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