Nocturnal Dream Shows Cockettes October 1969


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An original poster for Nocturnal Dreams Shows Present Midnight Films, Palace Theater, San Francisco, October 1969 illustrated by Steven Arnold. The series of late-night film screenings, first billed as Midnight Films and later known as the Nocturnal Dream Shows, began in early 1969 when Arnold approached the owner of the Palace Theatre, Mr. Chew, with the intention of renting the space for a one-night screening of his student film, Messages, Messages. The audience for it included future Cockettes John Rothermel and Frank Bourquin (Inez Paloma), and its success led to a regular showcase of underground and experimental films. Programming included Halloween Night: "Live Acts on Stage and Films", including Jack Smith's "banned orgy film" Flaming Creatures and Steven Arnold's The Various Incarnations of a Tibetian Seamstress. Offset Printed Color Monochrome on Salmon Paper Measures 17"x 22"

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Weight 20 oz
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