Wanna Go Out?

(New York): Dot Books, (1973).


First edition. Perfectbound wrappers. A little rubbed, very good or better. A collection of poems, purportedly by a young prostitute, but really jointly produced by Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine of the pioneer punk band Television. The photo of the author "Stern" were created by compositing photos of Hell and Verlaine in drag. Inscribed by Richard Hell as both Theresa Stern and Richard Hell at a later date: "Sept 28, 1993. For Alina, Our dreamboat xxx Theresa Stern & Richard Hell." The first book for both authors. Additionally, accompanied by a contact sheet of four original photographs that display the compositing process created by overlaying negatives. The sheet is overall approximately 8" x 10", consisting of four 4" x 5" photographs arranged in roughly equal-sized squares. A stain on the lower right photo, otherwise about fine. The photograph is unsigned by the photographer, although it is attributed in the book to Charlotte Deutsch. We can find no creditable mention of Deutsch that would connect her to the authors, and given the pseudonymous nature of the publication think that Deutsch may be a pseudonym as well.

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Wanna Go Out? Richard HELL, Tom Verlaine as Theresa Stern.