(San Francisco). c. 1930s. 1st Printing. 24 pp. Illustrated. Erotic illustration by Philip Little (1857 - 1942) to upper wrapper as well as several smaller ones throughout. 10-6/8" x 7-2/8". Illustrated white paper wrappers, stapled twice, white leaves, black lettering, now housed in a mylar sleeve. A VG copy. Soiling to wrappers and some to leaves, edges and corners are rubbed, small tear at tail of upper wrapper, age toning throughout, light foxing, overall internally clean and bright. Item #46797
This souvenir menu includes several advertisements of the time, an extensive menu list (5 pages), a short biography on both owners - Frank L. Martinelli and Tom Gerun, and photographs of the interior and suggestive photos of the female entertainer.
The Philip Little drawings are 1/4 page illustrations with titles such as "The California Street Cable Car", "The City Hall" or the (problematic) play on words "Twin Peaks" which illustrates a woman with large breast laying on her back.
Bar Talbin opened in 1931 and in 1951 it changed owners and it is now still Bimbo's 365.