VAIN VICTORY: THE VICISSITUDES OF THE DAMNED (1971)

$1,500.00

Vintage original 17 x 11″ (43 x 28 cm.) poster, USA. New York: Ron Lieberman, 1971, FINE.

An off-off Broadway musical written by, and starring, Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis, which had a brief but successful run of 11 performances at the LaMama. The cast listed on this poster comprises many of the most famous names in the Warhol entourage, besides Darling: Ondine, Candy Darling, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Holly Woodlawn, Mario Montez, and Warhol himself.

“According to Jackie’s friend, biographer and archivist, Craig Highberger, Jackie’s personal copy of the script of Vain Victory was more than 200 pages with copious deletions and additions, and that ‘Jackie was almost constantly on speed during this period according to many sources.’ Even after trimming a third of it, it still ran to 2 1/2 hours when it first opened.” (http://www.warholstars.org/vain-victory).

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