OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).
OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).

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OPEN CITY - Weekly Review of the Los Angeles Renaissance #54/57/62/64/65/ 71/76/80/84/87/91 (Los Angeles: 31st May, 1968 - 15th February, 1969).

Broadsheet newspaper (centre folded, as issued), published weekly. Edited by John Bryan (who had earlier published Open City Press in San Franciso, a forerunner of the Berkeley Barb, before relocating to Los Angeles and briefly working for Art Kunkin at the LA Free Press). Contributing editors include Charles Bukowski, Jerry Hopkins, Derek Taylor, Jerry Rubin, Ralph Gleason, and others.

A broken run of eleven issues, three of them signed by John Bryan on the front cover, and all featuring Charles Bukowski's "Notes of a Dirty Old Man", a column named for him by Bryan that led to local notoriety and eventually made him famous (Essex House published a selection of them in January 1969).

Open City was widely distributed throughout Los Angeles via vending machines, newsstands and street sellers on the Strip, and free copies were sent to many of LA's most influential people in the music and film industries.

Contents in these issues include news and articles on or by: the Black Panthers and The Peace & Freedom Party; Jim Garrison's Kennedy assassination investigation; the Elias Romero light show; Claes Oldenburg; Melvin Van Peebles; Jack Hirschman (on Carl Solomon); Ed Sanders ("Chicago Group Grope"); John Wilcock's Other Scenes column; a front page review of The Beatles' "White Album"; "Pop Avant-Garde" (Nico, Terry Riley); Jack Micheline (on Harold Norse); plus interviews with Alan Watts; George Harrison; Mick Jagger (Miles's interview from IT); Millennium (Gary Usher, Carl Boettcher); Jeff Beck; Robert Crumb (from the Berkeley Barb); and concert reviews of Steppenwolf, Cream, The Fugs, Miles Davis and others. Concert ads. include Tim Buckley and The Incredible String Band (full page), Judy Collins, Richard Pryor, Pogo, Dave Van Ronk, Joni Mitchell, Pentangle at the Troubador; Tiny Tim, The Turtles at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium; Iron Butterfly, HP Lovecraft at the Kaleidoscope; Howlin' Wolf, SF Mime Troupe, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Kaleidoscope at the Ash Grove; the 1968 Newport Pop Festival; Jeff Beck, The Mothers of Invention (with photo of Frank Zappa) at the Shrine Hall; and The Living Theatre at USC. Record company ads. feature Fred Neil (with photo, full page); Pink Floyd; Joan Baez; Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper; Donovan, among others, along with ads. for underground films (incl. Warhol) + Lavender Cinema 12 + ad. for "L.A.'s First Homosexual Film Festival".

Splits along spines of issues #62, #65, and #80, o/w all issues Very Good or better.

(11 issues).

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