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Caffe Cino and It's [sic] Legacy
NY, Vincent Astor Gallery, 1985. An exhibition catalog, celebrating the nine years (1958-1967) of the coffee shop and Off-Off-Broadway theater Caffe Cino. The place began as a coffee shop that was friendly to gays, at a time when few places were; within a couple of years, the people frequenting it began to include poets and artists and playwrights, and it is generally credited with being the birthplace of Off Off Broadway theater -- for which it won an Obie in 1965 -- as well as the birthplace of gay theater, at a time when producing gay-themed drama was illegal. Includes a 5-page list of the plays performed at the theater, arranged by playwright. The exhibition was at Lincoln Center in 1985 and the program/catalog for it is very scarce: OCLC shows only one library holding a copy of it. A fine copy in stapled wrappers. [#035142] $650

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