Typescript of a Television Column
Undated. 7-page typescript -- photocopied? -- beginning, "It's only proper to begin a television column with a short word from our sponsor," with the remainder of the article being a diatribe against advertising ("Unfortunately Mrs. Robinson we do know what became of Joe DiMaggio") and unchecked consumerism. Humorous, angry critique of insidious advertising techniques and excessive television watching, and an endorsement of the recently published book, Subliminal Seduction, a purported expose of the advertising industry and its use of imagery to influence viewers below the level of conscious awareness. A characteristic Hoffman criticism of the status quo in bourgeois American society, of the sort that fueled his political writings and his celebrity standing in the counterculture. Signed (in type) with Hoffman's pen name, "B. Wallace." Holograph corrections in an unknown hand; marginal staining; folded in thirds; very good. Unpublished, as best we can tell. [#032294] SOLD

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