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ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND [ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES] (1949) $450.00 SOLD

 Vintage original pressbook, folio, 8 pp., folio,  17 x 11” (43.5 x 28 cm.).  Carol Marsh, Pamela Brown, dir: Dallas Bower; Souvaine Selective Pictures. One light horizontal fold (as issued), NEAR FINE.

A very scarce booklet issued for the U.S. release of this Lewis Carroll adaptation---a French film featuring an elaborate use of stop-motion puppetry organized by produced Lou Bunin, a mid-Century master puppeteer, to which was added British live action footage of such characters as...

JACK SMITH / 'I WAS A MEKAS COLLABORATOR' (1979)
JACK SMITH / 'I WAS A MEKAS COLLABORATOR' (1979) $2,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 13 x 13" (33 x 33 cm.) poster, USA, for a multimedia show created by the legendary Jack Smith (1932-1989), director of such underground films as Flaming Creatures, and belatedly recognized as one of the creators of performance art.

After Flaming Creatures was premiered, Smith and others (including Jonas Mekas, who was in so many ways the godfather of the then-new American underground film movement) were jailed for obscenity, and a lengthy -- and miserable -- legal process ensued. Mekas believed that Smith's flamboyant wildness would be disastrously received in a courtroom, and tried to find an alternative resolution....

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