NAKED CITY [Ex-Libris Ralph Ingersoll, Founder of PM Newspaper]
FUCK YOU: A Magazine of the Arts - Number 5, Vol. 4
EAU DE COLOGNE [First Two Issues]
[Typescript Letter to William Levy with Original Watercolor Painting to Verso]
KULCHUR - Vol. 2 No. 5 - Spring 1962
FAC51 - THE HACIENDA [Membership Card to The Hacienda Nightclub]

[Seven Vintage Hong Kong Police Department Photographs Used as Illustrations in Hess's "Chasing the Dragon: A Report on Drug Addiction in Hong Kong" (1965)]

[HEROIN]: [HONG KONG]: [HESS, Albert G.]

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Hong Kong: np, [ca. 1959]. Seven glossy back and white photographs produced by the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau. Each photo approximately 5" x 7", mounted, captioned, and credited on a page of original manuscript (all images credited to H.K. Government Information Services, dated 1959), with instructions for placement below test. Fine condition. A copy of Hess' finished book is also provided. (Item ID: 15084)

A group of rarely seen images documenting heroin use and manufacture during the height of Hong Kong's dominance in the 1950s world heroin trade and prepared for use in Albert Hess' 1965 book CHASING THE DRAGON (provided). Photos are titled "Woman Smoking Heroin by "Chasing the Dragon," "Heroin Divan Built of Bamboo and Matting in Dense Undergrowth on a Hillside," "Heroin Users Preparing to Smoke in a Divan," "Paraphernalia of a Hong Kong Heroin User"; "Heroin Factory in the Bathroom of a Hong Kong House"; "Another Heroin Factory in a Home"; "Roof Dwellers On Top of an Apartment Building in the Wan Chai District of Victoria." There were no fewer then 15 illustrations total in Hess' finished work, so these seven images are by no means complete. However, they do show several revisions in captioning and pagination from final published version. A compelling and frank visual documentary account of 1950s drug culture.

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