London: Vaughan Films Ltd., (1971). Quarto, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated self-wraps.
"Despite what it's about, or perhaps because of it, this is a film...of great humanity, almost of innocence. This extraordinary and significant film shows what new, young thinking is about" (from Madeleine Harmsworth’s Sunday Mirror review). Early 1970s program for the film Flesh, produced by Andy Warhol, directed by Paul Morissey, and starring Joe Dallesandro, a gay sex symbol and emblem of American underground 20th-century cinema. Flesh, which first premiered at the New Andy Warhol Garrick Theatre on Bleecker Street on September 26, 1968, follows a male hustler – working in New York City to fund his lesbian partner’s girlfriend’s abortion – and the eccentric characters he meets along the way. The movie features various Warhol superstars, a circle of NYC figures made famous by Warhol in the 60s and early 70s, including Jackie Curtis and Candy Darling, who both make their film debuts in Flesh. The first of Warhol’s "Paul Morissey trilogy," followed by Trash and Heat, Flesh was conceived during Warhol’s convalescence following the attempt on his life by Valerie Solanas. Morrisey shot the film using the 16mm Auricon camera featured in Warhol’s earlier films, allowing for his trademark flash frames and popping noises made by the starting and stopping of the camera. The present program, published by the film’s UK distributor and issued after authorities decided not to pursue prosecuting an avant garde theater for showing the film, includes an excerpted interview with Dallesandro, dialogue excerpts from the film, and press reviews of the movie from Encounter and the Financial Times, among other newspapers. Minor toning and soiling to upper wrap, else fine. Item #3342