TITILATING TITRESSES OF DE AMAZON. ANGELS OF LIGHT FREE THEATRE.

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TITILATING TITRESSES OF DE AMAZON.

An original handbill announcing the Angels of Light Free Theatre in 'Titilating Titresses of de Amazon', Polk Street at Bush, San Francisco, May 2 (1971). Printed in black on pink stock. 21.5x35.1cm. Illustrated.

Probably designed by Hibiscus, who, together with Harlow, Sandy, Jilala and Tahara, broke away from The Cockettes in early 1971 to form the Angels of Light Free Theatre, his original and preferred name for the troupe. Influenced by The Living Theatre and the philosophical ideals of Irving Rosenthal, founder of the Kaliflower commune, Hibiscus rejected admission charges for all performances and allied himself to the principle of 'Free' previously espoused by the Diggers. Following the schism, some members of The Cockettes performed with the Angels, whose shows, like theirs, attracted large crowds (these occasionally included Rosenthal, though he gradually lost interest as well as influence).

A scarce and relatively early item from Hibiscus's idealistic theatrical offspring. Near Fine.

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