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BG 19 The Beard Michael McClure Wes Wilson 1966 Fillmore Handbill

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Original 1st printing 5&1/2 x 8&1/2" double-sided event handbill for a performance of (beat poet) Michael McClure's one-act play, "The Beard", held at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on 7/24/1966.

Art by Wes Wilson, image is # 19 in the Bill Graham/Fillmore series (OHB-A in the Eric King Guide).

 Thin flat stock handbill is in good to very good (B to B/B+) condition;  there are a trio of flattened horizontal folds, along with a light to moderate amount of handling wear, a few light surface scuffs and pin-prick spots here and there, a tiny stress bend or two hiding within the image area and a couple of light surface indentations in the lower right corner, otherwise fine.

 Most of the condition issues are fairly negligible from a presentation point of view, it's a pretty nice-looking example overall. These usually don't come cheap, this one is relatively reasonable.