(THOMPSON, Hunter S.)
The Corporate Giggle, No. 1
(n.p.), The People Who Bring You Rolling Stone, ca. 1972. A publication by the staff of Rolling Stone, possibly the only issue. Twelve pages total, with one page, "The Sports Desk," by Hunter Thompson, under various monikers, in which he writes and responds to himself acerbically. Inscription across the front cover, to Rusty Rhodes, from Lila: Rusty seems to have won the Giggle Award for the month; Lila is presumably Lila Hughes, who appears to have been the receptionist at Rolling Stone; at least her desk is positioned by the entry, as shown on a floor plan of the office. An irreverent publication -- partly a spoof and partly defining the corporate culture, from the days when the magazine and its book publishing arm, Straight Arrow Books, were small startups in a nondescript San Francisco office. OCLC shows no sign of any institutions holding copies. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#033655] $375
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