I just found this (while looking for something else), which claims to be 98% of the Free Press columns. Of course even if it is, that leaves the Open City version...Does anyone?
No, there are no header/footer markings regarding a date anywhere. It's labeled at the top right of page one as "Open City Section Two." I had long assumed that it belonged with the May 5-11, 1967 version (Volume 2, Number 1) of Open City because I believe I got them as a package deal (it's been some 10 years now...!). But the only indication of a date in the Renaissance insert is in the author footer to one of the poems where a composition date of November 1967 is given. I have no idea where "No. 70" (as indicated in the DB) comes from.Do you have a date on that Renaissance insert issue of Open City?
I believe I can help fill some of the gaps:there are more than four breaks in the dates, as you can see
start/title source collected in "some time back Dorothy Healey came to see me" Open City #6, June 9-16, 1967 Tales of Ordinary Madness (Eyes Like the Sky) "show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually dirty kitchen" Open City #9, June 30-July 6, 1967 Tales of Ordinary Madness (Too Sensitive) "did you ever consider that lsd and color tv arrived..." Open City #22, September 27-October 3, 1967 Tales of Ordinary Madness (A Bad Trip) "jesus, mother, it was terrible--here they came pounding..." Open City #53, May 15-30, 1968 Notes of a Dirty Old Man, p.38 "I was sitting in a bar between a woman with a rag on her head..." Open City #60, July 12-18, 1968 South of No North (Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts) "I always expect something like this, in the light feminine hand..." Open City #84, December 27, 1968-January 2, 1969 / / Open City #86, January 10-16, 1969 /
Beautiful, thanks.I believe I can help fill some of the gaps:
He probably didn't count the issues with "Bukowski's Gossip Column" and The Horseplayer (cartoon).David said (somewhere) that 87 issues contained Bukowski
This one was in there, but the date range was wrong. Thanks."jesus, mother, it was terrible--here they came pounding..." Open City #53, May 15-30, 1968
Digney's scans have this labeled 1/3, and he named all the images with the first date in the range for the issue (though there's no written or printed date on the images)."I always expect something like this, in the light feminine hand..." Open City #84, December 27, 1968-January 2, 1969
Abel cites the source of that poem in the Storm collection as an August 1968 manuscript, so the Renaissance issue would likely be later than August. Now that I look at it, if the numbering convention was consistent the September 20-26, 1968 issue would have been #70.Take Me Out to the Ball Game from the 1968 insert (which the DB flags as #70, but mine has no ID markings
My bad, didn't check the source I handed to you. Typical of me.
*A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski (Black Sparrow Press, 1969) by Sanford DorbinC407) "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," in RENAISSANCE OPEN CITY SECTION TWO (etc.), p. 4.
CB edited this issue of RENAISSANCE, published as part two of OPEN CITY no. 70 (20-26 September 1968), for which editor John Bryan was arrested & charged with obscenity because of the inclusion of Jack Micheline's story "Skinny Dynamite" [p. 2].