"Automatic Clorophill [sic] Fart Filter with Instruction Pamphlet" Sketches by James Dean. What rising young superstar-to-be doesn't enjoy flatulence humor? James Dean clearly did. This is a 8.5" x 11" flyer for a double feature classic Greek tragedy concert performance of Elektra and Woman of Trachis (in which Dean appeared, along with such players as Eli Wallach) at New York's New School on February 14, 1954 (his night off from The Immoralist, which had opened the previous week). The flyer itself has historic distinction, especially this copy -- en verso is Dean's fanciful sketch of the "Automatic Chlorophill ([sic]) Fart Filter," which resembles a stubby clarinet. The artist has added the name of the invention and the words "with instruction pamphlet." Blue ink on yellow paper; some of the black ink on the flyer front has bled through to the back, but does not touch Jimmy's words or artwork. The folded flyer is partially separated at center crease (no paper missing). A remarkable curiosity, charmingly capturing Dean's epic irreverence and humor. In Very Fine condition. From the James Dean Museum archive. With COA from David Loehr.

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