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Caffe Cino (Event place)
Cino, Joe, 1931-1967 (Presenter)
Howard, James (Author)

Caffe Cino posters

Dates / Origin
Place: 31 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, New York, N.Y.
Date Created: 1960
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Vim 2011-300
Experimental theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Gay theater
Off Off-Broadway theater
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Howard, James. Flyspray
Caffe Cino, a coffee house at 31 Cornelia Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, was at the center of the nascent Off Off-Broadway movement. Founded by Joe Cino in 1958, the Cino staged hundreds of plays, poetry readings, and musical revues. It closed in 1968, a year after the death of Joe Cino. Twenty-six oversized posters for productions at the Caffe Cino; many designed by Ken Burgess, but others by the playwrights themselves. Includes mixed media works of collage using pieces of glass, photos, paper cut-outs, newsprint, stickers, paint and aluminum foil. Productions represented include plays by Soren Agenoux, Diane Di Prima, Tom Eyen, Robert Heide, H.M. Koutoukas, David Starkweather and Lanford Wilson, among others.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19427354
MSS Unit ID: 24236
Archives EAD ID: 3219709
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a9799bc0-5f9c-0139-5e9d-0242ac110002
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Item timeline of events

  • 31: Place
  • 1960: Created
  • 2021: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Flyspray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960.

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Flyspray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 23, 2024.

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