Item #10600 Organ, Vol. 1, No. 8, June 1971. Gerard Van der Leun.

Organ, Vol. 1, No. 8, June 1971

Berkeley: Himalayan Watershed Properties, Inc., 1971. The next to last issue of this short-lived enigmatic underground newspaper that existed in an “interesting reality that hung between the traditional Berkeley leftist point of view of publisher Christoper Weills and the Eisenhower Republican perspective of editor Gerard Van der Leun” (associate editor Howard Pearlstein).

The first half of this issue consists of a “special report” on motorcycle culture and includes an underground comic by S. Clay Wilson. Other content includes interviews with Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and black filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles; articles on dance therapy and natural foods; profiles of artist William T. Wiley (including a centerfold spread of examples of his work) and horror writer H. P. Lovecraft; the transcript of a satirical court case between the United States Government (plaintiff) vs. Sexual Phantasy and Friends (defendants); book and film reviews; and a tarot reading.

Tabloid format, cover printed in blue and pink on high quality stock; all other pages newsprint and printed in black; 36 p., illus. Light wear, about Near Fine. All issues uncommon in the trade. Item #10600

Price: $175.00

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