Nocturnal Dream Shows Cockettes September 1969


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An original poster for Nocturnal Dreams Shows Present Midnight Films, Palace Theater, San Francisco, September 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 an Allen Ginsberg & Robert Frank film, starring Orlovksy, (Hibiscus connection); Maria Montez (Warhol star). Offset Printed Color Monochrome on Blue Paper Measures 17″x 22″

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