The equinox of the gods
NamesStraight Theater (San Francisco, Calif.) (Author)Anger, Kenneth (Film producer)Salas, Randy (Designer)
Berg Collection Counterculture posters
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1967Place: San FranciscoPublisher: Straight Theater
Library locationsHenry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American LiteratureShelf locator: Berg Coll +++ Counterculture S77 1967
TopicsCounterculture -- United StatesExperimental films -- United StatesHorus (Egyptian deity)Harps
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] the Bringers of Light & the Straight Theater.Poster advertises Thursday, Sept. 21 , 8:30 P.M. show at the Straight Theater, 1702 Haight, by Kenneth Anger.Poster signed "RS," i.e. Randy Salas.Biographical/historical: The avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger, once a Hollywood child-actor, is a disciple of the occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) and regards the presentation of his films as occult ceremonies that can awaken spiritual forces in his audience. He is the author of the notorious Hollywood Babylon (San Francisco, 1975), which told the stories and originated several of the myths of sex scandals, crimes, and the anti-Communist "blacklist" involving Hollywood celebrities from the early 1900s through the mid-1960s. Originally published in French (Paris, 1959), the book first appeared in English in a pirated, incomplete edition in 1965, and its distribution was banned by U.S. postal authorities.Acquisition: Purchase; Maggs Bros.; March 1, 2011; 007778
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 poster : col. ; 72 x 53 cm.
DescriptionPoster printed in purple, orange, and peach on buff-colored paper, using ancient Egyptian and Rosicrucian decorative motifs, featuring naked king in profile playing lyre before enthroned falcon-god Horus.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 730268116NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18984907NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.12.162Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2c5f7e10-6500-0135-c791-4bf26c3c58f9
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