Two autograph letters signed. Ira COHEN, Mel CLAY.
Two autograph letters signed.
Two autograph letters signed.
Two autograph letters signed.

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Two autograph letters signed.

i) 2pp. als. from Ira Cohen in New York to Bill Levy in Amsterdam, undated (c. 1970/71). "[Living Theatre member] Henry Howard here w/Sheldons uncut version [Sheldon Rochlin's 1970 documentary film, 'Paradise Now'], which I'll see tonight. Will be showing Amerikan Tour Paradise Now [Marty Topp's film, produced by Ira Cohen] + [Invasion of Thunderbolt] Pagoda this weekend… Have excellent series of [Charles Ludlam's] Bluebeard balling Lola Pashalinski - look good in larger size. Shld I send you some for Suck? Is Suck still sucking? Saw Harold Norse here several days hunting the streets of NY for a live carrot to satisfy raw food addiction & made photos of Harold naked… 1st issue of SCANLANS has fantastic Ben Hecht article on Mickey Cohen… I am enclosing 1/2 dozen dots for your own pleasure & as samples per ancient conversation… Best regards to Ringo [Mel Clay] if you see him - & Simon [Vinkenoog]… Is Amsterdam still awaiting my arrival or should I get a ticket for Madagascar instead… Best to you [signed] The Majoon Traveler." Strip of old sellotape affixed to one edge.

ii) 2pp. als. with original envelope from Mel Clay, Living Theatre, Torino, April 26, 1976, to Bill Levy in Amsterdam. Describes Living Theatre tour opening in Venice: "…here Living Theater vibrates as you must remember Avignon, London, etc… current local political unrest fine background for company's desire to be involved in hard edge relevant real happenings..." Continues with discussion of writings and notebooks, and mention of seeing "Brion Gysin in Paris, he was high, positive storytelling, riding out his ticket on life's dream machine, in a sense an inspiration of a man who has done some deep looking and showed what he found to his friends."

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