Lenny Bruce Handbill

Lenny Bruce Handbill
  • 1st Printing A $578 $578 $0 Very Good
  • 1st Printing B $495 $495 $0 Fair

Bill Graham's early productions always offered the audience more than musical entertainment. Lenny Bruce's appearance here was daring, although more pathetic than powerful, and is memorable because it was his last performance before he died.

Print Variations

All the handbills were printed before the show and measure 5 5/8" x 8 1/2".

The 1st printing A is black ink on yellow paper and has union logo 221 above "Geary."

The 1st printing B is black ink on tan paper and also has union logo 221 above "Geary."

About Wes Wilson

When the Avalon Ballroom and Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium began to hold weekly dance concerts, Wilson was called upon to design the posters. He created psychedelic posters from February 1966 to May 1967, when disputes over money severed his connection with Graham. Wilson pioneered the psychedelic rock poster. Intended for a particular audience, "one that was tuned in to the psychedelic experience," his art, and especially the exaggerated freehand lettering, emerged from Wilson's own involvement with that experience and the psychedelic art of light shows.