New York: William & Morrow Co., 1972. Perfect bound in tan and brown boards. In illustrated dust jacket with protective mylar. 254pp. 5 ¾ x 8 ½ in. Near fine. Item #5513
Journalist John Grissim Jr. chronicles the “mobile Woodstock” travelling music festival of 1970 that was first documented in a failed film, and then by Grissim in this insightful book, itself a chronicle of the event and the film from an insider’s perspective. The Medicine Ball Caravan was made up of 150 members of the San Francisco hippie community along with their employers, Warner Bros., who attempted to make a documentary about the hippie phenomenon. John Grissim Jr. was a freelance writer and photographer and a regular contributor to Rolling Stone. A scarce document of hippie culture and a forgotten treasure of countercultural new journalism.