Los Angeles: N.P., 1968. New. Item #459
About Fine, with light toning to the edges and folds. A copy of the elusive and notorious "surpressed issue" of Open City, this one signed by editor John Bryan on the lower right margin. According to Dorbin, the issue was suppressed due to an allegedly obscene photo printed on page 5. A lower court conviction conviction was dismissed on a technicality in August, 1969. We checked the photo; yup, it's offensive. In addition to Bukowski's infamous "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" column, the issue also contains a lengthy interview with Johnny Cash, focussed in large part on his experience at Folsom Prison. Earlier that year, Cash, along with June Carter and the Tennessee Three played two shows at Folsom. One of the most coveted issues of Open City, quite scarce, and especially so signed by the editor. Dorbin D112.