Filmed during 1968, when Performance finally released in cinemas in 1970, it was to little fanfare. One of the few magazines that celebrated it’s release was Time Out. The magazine began in 1968 as a pocket size -14cm x20.5cm – London only guide. Despite it’s small size it was more than an underground what’s on – and it featured great articles relating to life in the capital.
#55 -copy day- 8th January features Jagger on the cover and is packed with articles relating to Performance, not only a film and record review but an in depth article. Page 3 Photo of Pallenberg, Page 12 Review, Page 16 full page advert for the poster mag, Pages 24-27 +29 article, page 32 listing with photo, page 46 full page advert, page 74 full page soundtrack advert…. and the rest of the magazine has great content on the underground, drag scene, gigs….
It surprisingly hard to track down, I’ve only found 4 in the last few years. While early issue fetch £15-45 online, I’ve seen it sell for over £70.00++
The Time Out poster magazine, advertised in the January edition, is also scarce and the unsold stocks were sent to remainder & used magazine shops – so they often have the original half price stamps on the cover (25p down to 12 1/2P ).
The although the poster opens, to become a pointless stage shot of Jagger, its what’s printed on the other side that’s of interest….exclusive cast interviews from the time !
Single sheet, folded 31cm x 22cm , unfolded 88cm x 62cm
For an in depth look at the film either Paul Buck’s excellent biography or Jay Glennie’s deluxe volume.
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