1965-Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel-ULTRA RARE & EARLY BILL GRAHAM! SF Mime Troupe LARGE Program Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent '79'

closed on Friday, December 6, 2019

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It's with great pleasure we can now offer the collecting community the FIRST example of this large original poster to ever appear in our auction! Most fans of this auction are aware of the impact that Bill Graham had on the San Francisco Rock Scene on the 1960’s and beyond however only a handful of collectors are tuned into the early history of the world’s most famous rock and roll impresario.


This long vertical poster program is from the very first days of Graham's tenure with the Mime Troupe. The piece advertises “A Minstrel Show" Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel which was the Mime Troupe's first touring show. The poster does not list the park or other venue for this event so it is essentially a large program (or "tour blank promo") produced by the San Francisco Mime Troupe for the 1965 season. Several months later in 1966  Graham's name still appeared on some of their advertising but was soon removed as he was involved with his new business. The Mime Troupe toiled on in pretty much the same fashion as they previously had with their Politically critical-ironic overtones and free performances. 


For more information regarding Bill Graham's involvement with the Mime Troupe click here. San Francisco counter-culture material from 1965 is few and far between highly sought after very desirable -- and in our opinion an excellent value at current market levels. Bid accordingly!


Poster Program – S.F. Mime Troupe in "A Minstrel Show" 

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Date – 1965

Dimensions – 10" x 19 15/16"

Printing – Original First Printing

Series/Promoter – Bill Graham

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. Creases from being folded into thirds some mildew stains very thin paper. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


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