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Hollywood Three Penny Press 1960 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A scarce piece of Beat Poetry with Worldcat locating ony 3 copies. Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" "The Three Penny Press, inspired by the abundant wealth of poetry on the lips of local barefoot bards, was conceived from the inky womb of a battered mimeograph machine to become the Boswell of our own "Don't give a damn" poets, in spite of the rough hewed appearance, and, at times, a primitivity of reproduction that verged on illegibility in our first books of poetry, they were well received by our readers, and we were delighted to find that appearance were not important. In as much as Los Angeles is not widely noted as a poetry mecca, our first publications were precipitated by whimsey, surprised at their reception, we undertook to find the reason for this apparent local renaissance; to further reinforce our discovery, other local poetry publications appeared almost simultaneously with ours. The advent of the "Beat Generation" and its penchant for combining poetry with music and pantomime, thus giving it greater scope and richness, accounts somewhat for its increased popularity. Fans of poetry and jazz, stimulated to buy and read poetry, have found that there is also music in the written book. Walter C. Brown, knows how to play that music, and he opens all stops. Brown, a local poet, snatched from bardic bliss by a call to arms, is now in the Navy stationed in San Francisco. His writing displays a virility that could easily rank poetry, along with boxing and bullfighting, among the "manly" arts." (Publisher's foreword) . Staple-bound in stiff wrappers. Booklet shows external wear, with chipping at corners and along edges. Both covers detached, rear cover displays annotations in ink. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page color illustrations, including one fold-out. Toning. 34216 
Price: 281.95 USD
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