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THE OLYMPIC BREAKFAST CLUB PRESENTS THE GODs DAMn A TOTALITARIAN STATE. [Souvenir Program]

Olympic Breakfast Club [Art Ritchie]

Published by Privately published, [Seattle], 1925
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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4to. unpaged [12p.] "An Open Letter to Anybody with Nerve Enought to Read It" printed in the front with the name Art Ritchie attached. Obverse of last page has "and by the way DAMn [sic] THE SKAGIT DAM THE STATE" which is signed "The Boss, Your City Light". Illustrated with numerous period ads. Roster of the Olympic Breakfast Club in alphabetical order with their title or business attached and including the names of the Board of Governors. Stapled booklet in stiff red wrappers over which is a black wrapper printed in silver and with an image in silver of the Stature of Liberty on the front wrapper and the logo of the Olympic Breakfast Club in silver on the rear wrapper Founded in 1927 "by niine Seattle husbands (with onoe exception) of nine sleepy Seattle wives" [per the Open Letter] The Olympic Breakfast Club, was a men¿s social club with the motto ¿Eat (?) and Be Merry,¿ was so named because it met Wednesday mornings at the Olympic Hotel, though it also sponsored social gatherings at other times. Art Ritchie was a journalist who covered local politics for the Seattle Star and the Argus. This piece lampoons the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project of Seattle City Light, which by the opening of the first dam in 1924 had experienced huge cost overruns. This program was probably published when the second dam (the Diablo) was either planned or under construction (1927-1936). This is the program of "Another Pollutzier (sic) Prize Play {Not sponsored by the W.P.A." Date determined from the contents. Bookseller Inventory # 008328

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Title: THE OLYMPIC BREAKFAST CLUB PRESENTS THE GODs...

Publisher: Privately published, [Seattle]

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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