*Mad World

Subversive Humor Magazines from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor
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This year's Annual Wit & Humor exhibition features subversive humor magazines from the 19th century through the 21st century. Selections of the most radically humorous magazines on display include the satirical L'Assiette au Beurre and Charlie Hebdo (France), Simplicissimus (Germany), Punch (England), Krokodil (Soviet Union), Puck, Mad, and The Nose (USA). All materials are drawn from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor. Sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.

Sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Thursdays at Noon: Comedy Films

*2 April--Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

*9 April--Crumb

*16 April--Network

*23 April--Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics

*30 April--They Live

All films are shown with captions when possible to assist the deaf and hard of hearing. Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

The Politics of Humor: Jack Boulware (founder of the satirical magazine The Nose and co-founder, Litquake) and political cartoonist Mark Fiore in conversation. Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library.

All programs at the Library are free. 

For more information about these and other Library programs and exhibitions, please call (415) 557-4277.

*Patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco.

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