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Title
The equinox of the gods
Names
Straight Theater (San Francisco, Calif.) (Author)
Anger, Kenneth (Film producer)
Salas, Randy (Designer)
Collection

Berg Collection Counterculture posters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967
Place: San Francisco
Publisher: Straight Theater
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll +++ Counterculture S77 1967
Topics
Counterculture -- United States
Experimental films -- United States
Horus (Egyptian deity)
Harps
Genres
Posters
Notes
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] the Bringers of Light & the Straight Theater.
Poster advertises Thursday, Sept. 21 [1967], 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 Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 72 x 53 cm.
Description
Poster 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 Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 730268116
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18984907
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.12.162
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2c5f7e10-6500-0135-c791-4bf26c3c58f9
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1967: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "The equinox of the gods " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a895930-6502-0135-173e-23738e7b278a

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "The equinox of the gods " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a895930-6502-0135-173e-23738e7b278a

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1967). The equinox of the gods Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a895930-6502-0135-173e-23738e7b278a

Wikipedia Citation

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The equinox of the gods