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Jay Ruby Collection on Coffee House Positano, circa 1950-1960s LSC.2214
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Series 1: Coffee House Positano and Malibu Bohemia circa 1950s-1960s

Scope and Content

Contains photographs of Jay Ruby and others, original and photocopies/printed scans of Positano bulletins and announcements, copies of clippings/articles, script for Desire Trapped by the Trail, exhibit invitation for Ed Pagac and Ruth Levy at Keith Finch Studio, assorted printed digital maps.
Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs circa 1950s-1960s

Scope and Content

Four photographs: 3 Jay Ruby, 1 group shot Jay Ruby and others.
Box 1, Folder 2

Positano and Malibu Ephemera 1956-1966

Box 1, Folder 3

Desire Trapped Script 1959

Scope and Content

Also contains photograph with Colleen Guadelouple, Jay Ruby, Bill Otto, and others unidentified.
Box 1, Folder 4

Playhouse 1958-1959

Box 1, Folder 5

Old Maps undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Positano Bulletins circa 1950s-1960s

Scope and Content

Materials are photocopies and printed scan copies.
Box 1, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Articles undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Cafe Espresso Kick Article undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Initial Announcement 1959

Box 1, Folder 10

Raitt Poems undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Property Maps undated


Series 2: Joan Laine materials circa 1959-1963

Scope and Content

Contains a selection of letters to Joan Laine, a waitress at Coffee House Positano, 1957-1959, including letters from Ed Pagac, an artist who was active at Positano from its beginning to its end, Pasitano co-owner Lorees Yerby, and Positano waitress Shirley Jonas.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence circa 1959-1963


Series 3: Artworks and Furniture Approx 1950s-1960s

Scope and Content

Series contains artworks and furniture associated with Coffee House Positano.
Box 2

Oil painting by Edward Pagac undated

Physical Description: Unframed, Approx. 40"x30", by Edward Pagac, a painter who frequented Positano.
Box 3

Concrete Crucifix undated

Physical Description: Approx. 17"x15"
Box 4

Chess Table undated

Physical Description: Wooden table, Approx. 41"x24"x28"