A rare set of Rolling Stone magazine, issues #1 – 105, bound in a limited edition of seven volumes and gifted by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to former Warner Bros. Records president Joe Smith. Wenner and legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph J. Gleason launched Rolling Stone with their debut issue on November […]
A very rare application to The Mothers of Invention’s fan club, United Mutations, along with a 4″ x 5″ graduation photo of Frank Zappa and a sheet of United Mutations stationery. This is the first UM memorabilia we’ve seen, and as is typical with any Zappa enterprise, the sense of humor is evident. The photograph […]
An original typewritten cover letter and seven page manuscript signed by Frank Zappa. Zappa prepared this discography, biography and humourous “hypothetical” questions and answers to send to journalists in advance of his 1971 film, “200 Motels.” Zappa asks and answers questions including “How did you ever get to make a movie in the first place,” […]
Private press, insert cover.
An original script for Frank Zappa’s notorious unproduced film, “Captain Beefheart vs. The Grunt People !” Zappa originally conceived of this film in 1964; it’s title gave his longtime friend Don Vliet his pseudonym, Captain Beefheart. In 1969 Zappa created this fully developed screenplay and attempted to get financing for the film. It was to […]
A signed contract between Frank Zappa and manager Herb Cohen and Imperator Films (believed to be a division of MGM) regarding a Zappa-created film treatment entitled “The Rise and Fall of Suzy Creamcheese.” Dated December 1967, Zappa and Cohen grant the film company the right to develop and produce a film based on the character […]
A signed and stamped work permit for Frank Zappa, allowing him to enter Canada to play a concert at Ontario’s Wonderland Gardens on August 13, 1969. This photocopied document includes Zappa’s legal, name, address, birth date, social security number and many other details. It is signed “F.Zappa” (an unusually complete signature for him) and stamped […]
A rare poster for 1966 Los Angeles “Freak Out” concert starring Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, The West Coast Pop-Art Experimental Band, The Factory (featuring a pre-Little Feat Lowell George,) Count V, and “Little Gary Ferguson-Sensational 7 Year Old” as the headline act. A very early Zappa concert poster, this is the sister […]