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Oh! Calcutta! paperback

Contributed by henry cruickshank on Nov 16th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Oh! Calcutta! paperback 1
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    Oh! Calcutta! is an avant-garde theatrical revue, created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan. The show, consisting of sketches on sex-related topics, debuted Off-Broadway in 1969 and then in London in 1970. It ran in London for over 3,900 performances, and in New York initially for 1,314. … The show sparked considerable controversy at the time, because it featured extended scenes of total nudity, both male and female. The title is taken from a painting by Clovis Trouille, itself a pun on ‘O quel cul t’as!’ French for ‘What an arse you have!’.” — Wikipedia

    This is the Grove Press (B-226) paperback of the script, featuring the Trouille painting on the cover, topped with West Bubble Gum and tightly packed Lightline Gothic. Interior headlines are in Pabst Extra Bold Italic.

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    Oh! Calcutta! paperback 3
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    1 Comment on “Oh! Calcutta! paperback”

    1. Cave Grove says:
      Nov 19th, 2016  7:27 pm
      Thank you, Henry! Lovely!

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