The "Lizard King" is dead, but his legacy lives on as an important chapter of Rock music history. The Doors frontman Jim Morrison is pictured front and center in this "Celebration of the Lizard" multi-media event poster lot of (2). Undated, uncredited and apparently unknown to Google's search engine, these vintage posters are designed to promote a presentation of "Music/Films/Video by The Doors", as printed above Morrison's photo. Given the lack of information pertaining to this event, it's fair to say these obscure posters are rare and they should be welcome additions for those assembling comprehensive collections.
The title for this announced event is taken from a 17-minute spoken word/poetry track on The Doors 1970 record "Absolutely Live". At center is a photo image that also appeared on the front cover of the 8/5/71 Rolling Stone magazine issue announcing the death of Morrison, and the same photo was used again to promote the 1978 greatest hits album "American Prayer". An illustration of a scene hogging lizard in a desert setting, shares space below with photograph images of band members Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore. While the date of the event in question is undetermined, the paper and graphics suggest a 1970s origin for these posters, and though they could have been printed at a later date, they are surely vintage.
Measuring approximately 22x34, these posters are sponsored by "Interzone & RG06", as noted at top. They are printed in different shades of purple, with one bold purple and one a muted shade. Neither poster shows any indication of ever having been folded, though they are rolled. The deep purple poster is the better of the pair, rating as (VG-EX+) with the majority of the wear concentrated in a faded and somewhat crinkled blank area at bottom, which may have been intended for the addition of a venue address and date. The poster with the muted purple color rates as (VG) with a few light wrinkles/creases in the lower blank field region and a few small edge tears.