A large notebook from 1968, the period Meir Ariel spent with his family in the US. The notebook includes notes relating to his daily life, as well as poems he was working on at the time. These include several drafts of "Erol," (spread on seven pages), and "Tikva," later to appear on his debut album " Shirey Chag UMoed VeNofel," as well as five pages with various versions of "Sof Onat HaTapuzim and several unpublished poems.
All through the notebook are small illustrations and scribbles by Ariel.
 pages. 26 cm. Good Condition. Worn.
An undated spiral notebook featuring poems and various entries in Meir Ariel's handwriting. The poems include a long four-page draft of "Agadat Deshe" that differs from the final version, and includes verses not included in the recorded versions. Other early drafts in the notebook include "BaTor LeShikuf Re'ah," from his first album, "Shpritz Charuzim LeLuiz," from his second album, (working title: "Mashehu BeOfen Klali"), a draft of "Shir LeChol HaMishpacha," from his third album. The notebook further includes a poem titled "Al Ta'ase LeChavercha Ma SheKvar Asita Lo," whose opening lines found their way to "Doctor Hitchakmut", and many unpublished poems; sketches written for Yossi Banai, drafts of sketches for Tiki (Dayan?), Talia (Shapira?), Tuvia (Tzafir?) and Yossi; these may be related to the TV satire "Lo HaKol Over," aired in 1972.
The words "Shire Chag UMoed VeNofel" are written on the cover. This was probably a line he came up with at the time, and was later used as the title of his debut album.
Since "Agadat Deshe" was first recorded in 1972, the same year "Lo Hakol Over" was aired, the notebook is probably from that year.
All through the notebook are small illustrations and scribbles by Ariel.
 pages. 19 cm. Good condition.
Four illustrations in pen with text by Meir Ariel.
1. Illustration with text, referring to "Masa HaBchirot" (Election Campaign), a tour and film by Ariel and backing group Charisma in 1987. This is probably a draft for an ad in the papers. Ann illustration of a portrait in a frame, in the style reminiscent of the illustration on the sleeve of Rishumei Pecham. Text: "This wonderful election campaign tour, Meir Ariel and Charisma in an adjournment journey, from one end to the other, Acre, Bnei Tamra, Or Akiva, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon, Eilat. We will bomb, rape, coerce, compel, force. This amazing election campaign." On the top of the page - the names of two newspapers - Yediot and Maariv, with daily rates for ads. On verso, three more small illustrations. 32X20 cm.
2. Illustration of a portrait in profile, 1996, with an original "exegesis" for Tu BiShvat by Ariel (for details of the Midrash please see Hebrew description). Stamped twice by Meir Ariel's Estate. 27X19 cm.
3. Illustration of a portrait related to the song Chayat HaBarzel from Rishumei Pecham, with text. (See Hebrew). Stamped by Meir Ariel's Estate. Slight tear on side. 27X19 cm.
4. Page from a big spiral notebook featuring sketches of several figures and a text which is probably a primary version of a song for Shmulik Kraus (See Hebrew). Attached with cellotape to an A4 sheet. 26X18 cm.
Various conditions. General condition: very good.
Segments and full translations of seven Bob Dylan songs.
1. Etze LaOr - (I Shall Be Released), three handwritten pages with different handwritten drafts. Probably never completed.
2. Lamut Ze Lo Hakol - (Death is Not the End), three handwritten pages with various drafts.
3. Ish HaTambourin - (Mr. Tambourine Man), one handwritten page with a primary translation of the song's first verse only.
4. Ze Beseder Ima (Ani Rak Shotet) - (It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), two handwritten pages with primary partial translation of the song.
5. LeOrech Migdal HaShmira - (All Along the Watchtower), four handwritten pages of different versions of the song. The song was recorded by Asher Bitansky in 1992 with Shlomo Mizrahi on guitar, but this version was never issued on vinyl or CD.
6. Machalat HaGaava - (Disease of Conceit) - six handwritten pages of drafts to the song.
7. HaIsh SheBi - (The Man in Me), three handwritten pages of drafts. Water stains.
Enclosed are typewritten pages of the translations, with ink stamps of Meir Ariel's Estate.
A rare copy of a test pressing of Zohar Argov's 1984 LP, "Kach Ovrim Chayai."
The LP has blank labels. On one side there's a pen inscription "Zohar - Marlen".
"Kach Ovrim Chayai" was Zohar Argov's fourth LP, and the last produced by the Reuveni brothers. The production of the album was interrupted several times due to Argov's drug addiction, which began six months earlier, when the singer was in the US. After the album was completed, the Reuveni brothers released Argov from his contract, two years before it was supposed to end.
A 12" single from the album, with Argov's andwritten dedication is the [revious item in this catalog.
G. No cover.
Included is a copy of the album with its cover, in VG-/VG- condition.
Fifteen handwritten pages featuring different drafts of Meir Ariel's "Pharoah," including unpublished versions, verses never recorded, and verses written specially for an appearance on Rafi Reshef's TV show, years after the original version was recorded. The lot includes a proof print of the cover art of the song's vinyl 12" single, issued by NMC Music, with the lyrics, and Ariel's corrections. The 12" single version included less verses than the one which appeared on the "Pharoah" EP.
Very good condition.
Three small sketches by Meir Ariel, for the sleeve illustration of his 1988 album Yerukot.
Two of these, on Ditza Café paper napkins, are drawn in a black pen. The third, in color marker pens, is an upgraded version of one of the napkins, featuring Ariel's portrait, lying on his side, leaning his head on his elbow, donning a hat and a straw in his mouth - on an urban background complete with skyscrapers.
Apparently the drafts allude to the text of Neshel HaNachash, featured in the album.
Sizes: 8.5X9 cm, 8.5X9 cm, 10X10 cm. Very good condition. Several creases, folding lines and wear.
Two Handwritten versions of Meir Ariel's song "Sweet Water" (Mayim Metukim), from his album "Summer Seeds" (Zir'ei Kayitz). The first, titled "Feelers / Unknown Name" is an early draft, vastly different from the final version. The second draft is almost identical to the final text. Both handwritten on "Ariel Publishing" stationery.
Very Good condition. The earlier draft has ink blots.
A vinyl 12" single by Zohar Argov featuring two songs - "America Sheli" and "Kochvei Layla Yazhiru". The two songs were included in Argov's fifth album Kach Ovrim Chayai (1984). [Test printing of this album is the next item in this catalog].
A paper strip is glued to the right hand corner of the front cover, with a dedication by Argov: "To my friend Yisrael, with love, wishing you the best of health [signature - Zohar Argov]". During the recording sessions for this album Argov was already addicted to drugs, causing the sessions to be interrupted many times. This sheds ironic light on his wishes for 'the best of health.'
VG - / G. Flaws, a slight tear and stains to sleeve.
Original copy of the first interim report of the Agranat Commision, titled "National Inquiry Commission - Yom Kippur War, Interim Report." 33 pages, dated April 1st, 1974. The five commission members' signatures appear in print.
The Commission recommended the resignation of Chief of Military Intelligence, Major General Eliyahu Zeira, charged Southern Command chief Shmuel Gonen (Gorodish) with failures, and found Chief of Staff David Elazar responsible for intelligence and operation failures before the war, which caused its sad results. Still, the Commission found nothing wrong with the conduct of Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, and praised the conduct of Prime Minister Golda Meir.
Following the interim report, Elazar resigned, Zeira and Gonen were dismissed and Meir resigned a week later, following sustained public pressure, despite the report's praise.
33 pages, attached with staples, with a blank white carton cover, no title. Pen marks on many of the pages. Library stamps.
1. Original pennant of Israel Football Association for the 1970 World Cup Finals in Mexico. Carries two undeciphered signatures. This was the only time the Israeli National Team ever qualified for the tournament. The words "Israeli Football Association" and "Mexico 70" are inscribed on one side. The other side is divided vertically to two parts - blue and white.
Seams are partly unpicked. Wear. Size: 40x32 cm.
2. Brass menorah with a metal plate dedicated to team coach, Emmanuel Scheffer. The menorah was awarded to Scheffer by tourist agency "Paltours" after the national team's trip to Australia, to the game that clinched the qualification. Israel won the first leg 1:0, and managed a 1:1 draw in Sydney. _x000B_"Awarded as a souvenir to Mr. Emmanuel Scheffer for the trip to Australia where he led our National Team to a great victory. January 1970, Paltours Ltd".
Paltours were apparently the agency that arranged the flights for the national team. The menorah was produced by Emanograph, (firm's name on paper label glued on bottom of base).
Menorah has seven branches, with motifs of the Seven Spices, ancient Jewish coins, and the word "Sabbath" on its base.
Size: 27X24 cm.
Eight photos of Arik Einstein taken by photographer Nahum Guttman. Two of the photos are from Einstein's wedding with Alona, in 1963. Four photos are from the 1961 play Tel Aviv HaKtana, with the rest of the cast - Uri Zohar, Rachel Atas and Aliza Rosen. One of the photos features Einstein singing on stage, and another with three elderly men, one of whom is probably Einstien's father, actor Yaakov Einstein. Five of the photos are signed by the photographer on the photo, six photos are stamped by him on verso.
Slightly different sizes all around 13X18 cm. Very good condition.
1. Cinema Gashash - the group's third program . Director: Nisim Aloni. The first Gashash show directed by Aloni. 70X50 cm. Folding lines, slight tears on margins.
2. Cassius Clay vs. Halfon. . Directed by Yossi Banai. 70X50 cm. Folding lines, slight tears.
3. Offside Story. 1974. Written and directed by Yossi Banai. 69X50 cm. Folding lines.
4. Ovdim Aleinu Avoda Ivrit. 1978. 70X50 cm. Folding lines.
5. Cracker Vs. Cracker. . Written and directed by Yossi Banai. 69X50 cm. Folding lines.
6. Kosot Ruach. 1992. Written and directed by Yossi Banai. 70X50 cm. Folding lines. Wear.
1. The American Princess, Written and directed by Nisim Aloni, with Avner Hizkiyahu. . Costumes and Set: Yosl Bergner. In 1963, Aloni, Yossi Banai and Hizkiyahu established "Teatron HaOnot," staging Aloni's The American Princess, as well as adaptations of plays by Chekhov, Gogol and others, but the theatre closed down after three years. 82X55 cm. Folding lines, slight tears and slight flaws at the corner of the poster.
2. Yossi Banai and Rivka Michaeli - Yaldut Kasha. The Hammam Theatre. 1964. 69X49 cm. Folding lines.
3. An evening featuring two plays with Banai and Gila Almagor: The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter, written and directed by Nisim Aloni. Set: Yosl Bergner; The Dutchman by LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka), written in 1964, translated by Aloni. . 70X50 cm. Folding lines.
4. Ein Ahavot Smechot, an evening with the songs of Georges Brassens. Arranger and conductor: Stu Hachohen. . 62X46 cm. Folding lines.
5. Shirim Min HaKayitz Shel HaChoref Sheavar - songs from all shows. . 70X49. Folding lines.
An original illustration by Dudu Geva, for Maariv's literary supplement. Water colors, markers and pencil.
The drawing features the face of a tied man lying down, insects crawling on the ropes and on his face. Signed "Geva" on lower left corner.
The drawing is framed. A small page is attached to its rear side, with a handwritten inscription by Geva: "Ma'ariv Literary, save the original for me! Dudu Geva".
Illustration size - 20X16 cm. Page size - 29X23 cm. Very good condition.
Poster advertising HaGashash HaHiver's debut show - Simhat Zkenti, from 1964. The poster is comprised of several photos of the three members in different sketches, as well as their individual portraits with the text: "HaGashash HaHiver Trio present: Simhat Zkenti". Further credits include the producers, HaTeatron HaAmami, A. Deshe (Pashanel), the director, Shaike Ophir and the musical director, Arye Levanon.
The show was supposed to be called "Things are getting Better" and the premiere was to take place on November 1964, at the Double Chin club, but the club eventually opened only on early December 1964 and the premiere was postponed by two days and moved to Bnei Brith hall in Tel Aviv.
The show featured the sketch "Jailhouse 6" and the songs Panas Rechov, Ma Hu Ose La, Uzi Uzi, and Falfilu.
81x57 cm. Small defects. Mounted on rice paper.
Review by Lea Goldberg of J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, published in 1961. Twelve typewritten pages with handwritten notes and corrections, by Goldberg and Ephraim Broide, editor of Molad. Two of the pages feature full paragraphs in Goldberg's handwriting.
The review is titled BeShivhei HaGveret HaShmena (In Praise of the Fat Lady). Goldberg is referring to a story Zooey heard from their brother Seymour who used to tell him to shine his shoes before a live radio show. When Zooey pointed out that nobody sees his shoes on the radio, Seymour told him to do it for the 'Fat Lady,' an imaginary, lonely listener who deserves his best. Goldberg uses the fat lady as her starting point, sharply criticizing Salinger's prose and materials, comparing him, unfavorably to her preferred authors - Dostoyevsky, Thomas Mann, Nabokov, Herman Broch and others. The essay underlines the gap between Salinger's world, and the generation and culture it represents, and Goldberg's world.
The final version of the essay appears in a book of Goldberg's collected essays Mador UMeever - Bchinot UTeamim BaSifrut Haklalit, Sifriyat Hapoalim, 1977.
Good condition. Creases and folding lines.
Sixteen letters written by Egyptian-born Israeli essayist to Molad editor Ephraim Broide, between 1957 and 1967. Carbon copies of three replies by Broide are included, as well as a copy of a letter Broide wrote to her husband.
Kahanoff's letters, mostly in English, deal with essays Kahanoff sent for publication in Molad, including essays about Dimona, integration of Jews from Muslim countries in Israel, and Jean Gottman's book Megalopolis.
Egyptian born Jacqueline Kahanoff, (1917-1979), lived in Israel since the 1950s, wrote mostly about the West's condescension as to the East, arguing against the 'melting pot' approach of the Israeli estasblishment. Kahanoff believed that Israel's denial of its Levantine character, is one of the reasons for the hatred between the peoples of the region, and an obstacle to peace between Israel and its neighbors. Kahanoff was also a feminist, dealing widely with the plight of women in Arab society in particular and patriarchal, conservative societies in general. She died of cancer in 1979, and only years after her death did her ideas begin reemerging among Israeli intellectuals, bringing on an interest in her writings.
11 handwritten letters and 5 printed letters, signed. Various sizes and conditions. General condition: good.
Movie poster for the film Sallah Shabati, starring Haim Topol, Arik Einstein, Geula Noni and Gila Almagor.
The poster, designed by Cyla Menusy, features a black and white photo of Haim Topol in a scene from the film on light brown background, and to its right, the film's title and credits in color.
Sallah Shabati, 1964, was the first Israeli film to be nominated for an Academy Award, and the first Israeli film to win Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Award as Best Foreign Film.
The film features several songs, one of them, Li VeLach, is performed by Arik Einstein and Geula Noni._x000B_100x70cm. Very good condition, folding lines.
"Freaky - Israel's most stoned children's magazine", comics [illustrated by Ido Amin]. [Tel Aviv, 1973].
Satirical comic book slamming militarism, patriotism and conservativism in Israel, mocking the government and encouraging the use of drugs.
The booklet was created by 17-year old Ido Amin; illustration are singed Acido, a name implying the use of LSD._x000B_The booklet has two parts, with two front cover pages - and its two parts are printed upside down from each other. The second cover is titled A [anarchism].
The strip was created in the summer of 1973, shortly before the 1973 War, by a group of teenagers in Tel Aviv. Towards the end of 1973, after the cease fire, Freaky's creators were arrested under the charges of inciting rebellion and cooperation with Syrian intelligence in an effort to 'harm national morale." When no connection with the Syrians could be found the charge was changed to "Disseminating indecent material." The authors were convicted in a magistrates court but were acquitted by a district court.
 pages. 24 cm. Good condition. Slight wear, tear in back cover with slight loss.
A printed page titled 'The Black Front, a Trippy Anarchist Group,' is enclosed to the issue, protesting the 1973 War and wars in general. The Post Office Box number on the flier is identical to Freaky's POB.
"The photo at the display window, Yehuda Amichai (part of the novel 'Skull on the Water,' soon to be published)."
Thirteen typewritten pages, a carbon copy with many handwritten corrections and changes, eventually published as the sixth chapter of Amichai's novel Lo MeAchshav Lo MiKan (Not of this Time, Not of this Place), published in 1963 (pages 35-46).
Some of the corrections are in Amichai's handwriting, others are in Ephraim Broide's handwriting. Broide was the editor of literary periodical Molad, and received the chapter for publication. This draft is different in many details from the final version of the chapter in the novel.
At the time the chapter was written, Amichai's working title for the novel was "Skull on the Water," the name deriving from a Mishna in Pirke Avot which is quoted on the book's half title page (see Hebrew). Eventually Amichai decided to call the novel Not of this Time, Not of this Place.
Written in the first person, this poetic novel is a juxtaposition of two possible, parallel realities, unravelling simultaneously. Yoel arrived in Palestine as child, joined the Palmach and fought in the 1948 War of Independence. In one of the parallel stories he returns to his hometown in Germany to avenge the death of a girl he loved who was murdered in the holocaust, while in the parallel story, he remains in Jerusalem, to cope with his unsuccessful and search for a new love.
13 pages, carbon copy of the period. Good condition, creases, few stains, slight damage to last pages.
Nineteen Photographs of Meir Ariel from different periods of his life. Including photos with Shalom Hanoch, David Brosa, Yehonatan Geffen, Yehuda Eder, Ran Efron, and with his group Charisma._x000B_Other photos feature Ariel in uniform, photos from his childhood and teens, photos with his family, a photo from the session that produced the sleeve photo of his song "Mode Ani," a photo of Ariel and his wife Tirza posing as the couple in Gone With The Wind, two photos of Ariel on the Eucalypt tree in his kibbutz (featured on the sleeve of his debut album, and later cut off), and a rare photo of Ariel in uniform dancing next to Shlomo Carlebach, who is singing and playing his guitar.
Various sizes and conditions. General condition very good.
Handwritten notes by Oded Kapelyuk, IDF Radio correspondent who accompanied Arik Sharon on the southern front during the Six-Day War. Among others, Kapelyuk drove in Sharon's command car for three days during the Um Katef (Abu Ageila) battle.
* Eighteen page handwritten article, describing the days he spent with Sharon, the Um Katef battle moves, and Sharon's personality, that impressed him deeply. At the conclusion of the article, Kapelyuk relates that after the victory "we sat next to an Egyptian trench. 'To tell the truth,' Arik said in a hoarse voice, almost in a whisper - my mood isn't good after seeing this 'valley of death'. An hour earlier he led the troops to victory… called on them vigorously to destroy the enemy. From that moment on I consider myself one of Arik Sharon's admirers." This article is presented in two versions - one consisting of 18 handwritten pages with many corrections, and a 14 page version, missing the first page, a carbon copy with corrections. The article was eventually published in Maariv, on June 23rd, 1967.
Also included are fragments of Kapelyuk's notes from the time: a three-page column titled "with Arik on the Half-Track - Armored Corps in the heart of the Sinai," three pages, numbered 4-6, with a different description of the same days with Sharon; and an extra page, (numbered 7), from another manuscript.
The Um Katef battle is considered one of the most brilliantly led battles in the IDF's history, and is studied in various military academies around the world. The Israeli victory in that battle deeply affected ensuing battles in the Sinai Peninsula in the following days.
* Six page article "Where the Hell is the Front?" describing how the war broke out when Kapelyuk was in a military infirmary, and was sent by the IDF Radio to bring stories and recordings from the front. Kapelyuk describes the drive south following Southern Front Commander, Major-General Yeshayahu Gavish's car, until, with the help of a friend, a major, he managed to get a seat in Gavish's car. The story was published in Davar, on June 21st, 1967 (enclosed).
* Over 40 pages of transcriptions of recording during the war, and several notes, including the transcription of an interview held in Tel HaShomer with regiment commander Natke Nir, who was severely injured in both legs in the battle of Battle of Um Katef, but recuperated and served as brigade commander in the 1973 War; an interview with Mordechai Tzipori, commander of the 14 brigade, about the Um Katef Battle; interview with armored corps regiment commander Sasson Yitzhaki, and more.
* Improvised sign reading "IDF Radio", drawn of the verso of a military form.
* Yom Kipur War - photocopy of the transcription of the "meeting of the chief of staff with military correspondents, on October 28th, 1973, at 15:00." Classified as 'secret,' second of three copies. According to the text, this was the first meeting of the chief of staff with military reporters since the end of the war. Among the journalists: Zeev Shif, Eitan Haber, Nachman Shai. The meeting was held a week after the start of the Geneva Conference, and ten days after the Agranat Commission was declared. (See next item).
* Handwritten materials dealing with the period following the 1973 War and the Agranat Commission - including transcriptions of talks with Abba Eban, Yigal Alon, Shimon Peres and others.
Various sizes and conditions. General condition: good.
Vinyl single featuring the English version of Einstien's classic "Ani Ve'Ata" titled "Wating for a Better Day". The English lyrics were written by Einstein. The B-side is Hamutz Hamutz, a parody performed by Tiki Dayan and the Lul cast, mocking a hit by Yigal Bashan and the Northern Command Troupe, Matok Lo Matok Lo. Einstein and Uri Zohar sing backing vocals on this track.
VG- / VG -.