Christmas on Earth Continued [Inscribed to Israel Young]. FILM, Barbara RUBIN.

Christmas on Earth Continued [Inscribed to Israel Young]

N.p. S.i., 1965. First Edition. Mimeographed script for one of Rubin's unrealized projects, a sequel to her 1963 film Christmas on Earth. The 29-minute 16mm film, originally titled Cocks and Cunts, was shot when Rubin was only 18, using two cameras and featuring a variety of masked and painted performers engaging in both heterosexual and homosexual acts. The script for her unfilmed sequel features settings in heaven and in the New Jerusalem, with a cast of characters including God, Santa Claus, Biblical figures, fairy tale characters, and a variety of literary, cartoon, and comic book superheros. Her list of "Desired States and Heros / Heroines" is a veritable who's-who of sixties literary, film, and musical royalty. Barbara Rubin (1945-1980), in addition to her talents as a filmmaker and performance artist, was arguably among the best-connected individuals in New York's counterculture scene. Scarce; OCLC notes 4 holdings (UC Berkeley, Indiana, Washington University, New Mexico State). Provenance: From the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, an important nexus for Lower East Side bohemia throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. Quarto (27cm); white sheets (measuring 8" x 10"), mimeographed in green on rectos only, side-stapled; [ii],31pp. With a contemporary inscription to Israel Young on verso of terminal leaf: "April 13, 1965 / For Israel Young / Love Barbara." Preliminary and terminal leaves slightly toned, edgeworn, and dust-soiled, with a few faint, scattered stains; terminal leaf showing tears and numerous creases; contents quite fresh; Very Good, complete copy.

Price: $1,500.00

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