New York: Andy and Mrs. Stanley Kaufman, ca. 1979. Manila envelope containing 10 pieces of offset-printed ephemera, including a clipping from the Village Voice, a clipping of the New York Times, a program from a show at Carnegie Hall, and 7 photocopied clippings and flyers on 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. paper. All housed in 9 x 12 1⁄2 in. manila envelope. Very good, with some yellowing and creasing to contents, and tearing to flap of envelope. Item #4863
Press kit for Andy Kaufman made by his mother, stamped in red ink on front of manila envelope “Andy’s Press Kit by his mother Mrs. Stanley Kaufman.”
The ephemera gathered here displays Kaufman at the height of his career, making his mother’s assembly of this edition all the more charming. The folder includes interviews with Kaufman and a large collection of ephemera concerning his character Tony Clifton, and the infamous Carnegie Hall show, which he concluded by taking the entire audience out for milk and cookies.
A strange and special document of a legendary comedian’s eccentricities.