The Afterthought, Vancouver - 1967

Bob Masse 1967 poster for The Afterthought at Kitsilano Theatre. Vancouver 1967 poster, Tom Northcott Trio Poster


This rare poster from Vancouver advertised two local bands at The Afterthought, which was the west coast city’s answer to the Fillmore and Avalon back in San Francisco. The poster is by the most prolific and talented artist in the Northwest, Bob Masse, who created psychedelic posters for the Afterthought and other venues in Seattle and Portland. This poster is also signed by Masse in silver.



The woman in the poster is Geraldine Chaplin (see photos), the oldest daughter of film great Charlie Chaplin. Born in 1944, she had a breakout film debut as Tonya, the doctor’s wife in Doctor Zhivago (1965).  At this time, the 23-year-old was on Broadway opening in The Little Foxes.



Teenager Jerry Kruz had established The Afterthought, in 1965 and after visiting San Francisco several times in early 1967 he established relationships with many of the Bay Area’s players and began to attract them up north. The experience also encouraged him to hire the pioneering light shows of the time, which went under such names as Trans-Euphoric Light Show.

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