Longshoreman's Hall 10/16/65

Catalog No. AOR-2.8

This prohibitively rare image advertises the first event promoted by the Family Dog at Longshoreman’s Hall. Ellen Harmon, one of the original four partners in the Family Dog collective, was an avid reader of Marvel comic books and helped dedicate the first dance to “Dr. Strange,” Master of the Mystic Arts. The comic book theme continued through the next two dances, known as “A Tribute to Sparkle Plenty” and “A Tribute to Ming the Merciless,” both 1940s comic book characters. Alton Kelley, also an original Family Dog partner, executed the artwork for all three handbills.

The original poster was printed on white cardboard in black ink and measures approximately 14" x18". Some of these were hand colored by members of the Family Dog collective. Either version is rare.

There was also a hand pulled silk screen made for this event that is extremely rare. These were printed on very thin stock and measure approximately 26” x 35½”.

The original handbill was printed on five different colors of paper; white, blue, blue-green, yellow and orange. All measure approximately 8½" x 11" and are quite rare.

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AOR-2.8

(Product#5945)

Original Poster
Condition: Very Fine
Notes: Apparent Very Fine with restoration. Please note that this poster is not hand colored like the image shown. Please call or email if you would like an image of the poster for sale.
$12,500.00
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AOR-2.8

(Product#3513)

Original Handbill - Type A
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AOR-2.8

(Product#7997)

Original Handbill - Type B
Condition: Very Fine +
Notes: Light handling and a bit of light foxing around the edges. Easily the finest example of the rare blue version we have seen. It would be easy to call this Near Mint Minus!
$8,750.00
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AOR-2.8

(Product#3514)

Original Handbill - Type C
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AOR-2.8

(Product#3515)

Original Handbill - Type D
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AOR-2.8

(Product#7933)

Original Handbill - Type D
Condition: Very Good
Notes: Staple holes in the corners - a couple are torn tho the edge. A small piece of paper missing from the upper left corner.
$4,250.00
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