San Francisco: LPIU, 1966. Poster on vellum paper after a photograph by Edmund Shea. 14 x 20 inches, Likely first printing, with the LPIU Union logo and "72" at bottom left corner. Item #List512
Lenny Bruce, himself a product of the Jazz era, was highly influential for many of the new left comedians of the 1960s. This poster, advertising a Bill Graham production, shows the intersection of these two eras, with Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention opening for Bruce in what would be his final performance before dying of a drug overdose less than two months later. This is an exceptionally clean copy of the first printing, with the “LPIU” logo to the corner as well as the number 72. Fine condition overall.