Fillmore Auditorium 7/24/66

Catalog No. BG-19

The Beard, by Michael McClure, was a popular play that imagined a confrontation between Billy the Kid and Jean Harlow. This was the only production of the play held at The Fillmore, but it was held at many other venues in the area around the same time period. The production ended with explicit oral sex between the protagonists, and often resulted in cast member arrests, until the ACLU intervened. Because it was a one-time production, this poster was produced in very limited quantity.
The original poster was printed on vellum and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. Original printings have a white reverse.

The second print poster is printed on white stock with a blue reverse, and measures approximately 14″ x 20″. This printing is much scarcer than the originals.

The original handbill comes in six versions, all of which measure approximately 5½″ x 8½″. All of these handbills are quite scarce:

The Type A handbill is printed on thin, off-white paper in brown ink.

The Type B handbill is printed on thin white paper in purple ink.

The Type C handbill is printed on thin beige paper in brown ink.

The Type D handbill is printed on thin tan paper in brown ink.

The Type E handbill is printed on coarse brown paper in brown ink.

The Type F handbill is printed on thin yellow paper in purple ink.

The Type G handbill is printed on thin beige paper in purple ink.

 

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Original Poster

Items available

image cat. no. item price price & availibility

BG-19

(Product#298)

Original Poster
Condition: CGC Grade 9.4 Near Mint
Notes: Signed in Silver ink by Michael McClure. The first we have seen signed by him.
$2,500.00
AVAILABLE

BG-19

(Product#299)

Second Print Poster
SOLD OUT

BG-19

(Product#301)

Original Handbill - Type A
SOLD OUT

BG-19

(Product#302)

Original Handbill - Type B
Condition: CGC Grade 9.4 Near Mint
Notes: Signed by Wes Wilson
$1,900.00
AVAILABLE

BG-19

(Product#5950)

Original Handbill - Type D
Condition: Near Mint
Notes: Signed by Wes Wilson
$2,000.00
AVAILABLE

BG-19

(Product#303)

Original Handbill - Type D
Condition: CGC Grade 9.8 Near Mint/Mint
Notes: Signature Series – Signed by Wes Wilson
$2,500.00
AVAILABLE

BG-19

(Product#3460)

Original Handbill - Type G
Condition: Near Mint +
Notes: Superb!
$2,000.00
AVAILABLE
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