Belo Horizonte/San Francisco/NYC: Self published by Beck/Malina/Paradise Defense Fund, 1971. Single sheet 14x8.5 inches oblong, fold in center, photo-copied on one side, closed tear at right edge.
This is a photocopy of a letter sent to Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg from Beck and Malina on behalf of members of the Living Theatre all of whom were imprisoned at the Dept. of Political and Social Order in Brazil on charges of subversion and drug trafficking. Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti wrote in marker on the original "Rc'd by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg Aug 5, 1971/Send contributuions to: Paradise Defense Fund/800 West End Ave. N.Y. N.Y. 10025 (phone:212.222-3183) important/letters of appeal/support to Brazil/US Govt./channeled through above address - A.G." and Ginsberg wrote along the side "C.I.A. Directs A.I.D. in training Brazil's political police force D.O.P.s in electro-shock torture, see NY Times July 25, 1971, page 1 - A.G." with a daisy doodle.
The entire sheet was then photocopied and distributed to raise awareness and funds; (all writing on this sheet is a photocopy of original).