Jimi Hendrix Autograph And Hand Drawn "Treasure" Map

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Guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is widely regarded to be the greatest and most influential electric guitar player in the history of popular music.

In July 1970 Jimi Hendrix travelled to Maui, Hawaii to film Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge was a youth film showing life on Maui through the eyes of locals, directed by Chuck Wein. It was filmed with non-professional actors, portraying themselves as dope smugglers, priests, nuns, groupies and acid heads.

Recognising numerous problems during fliming, producer Michael Jeffrey brought Jimi Hendrix to Hawaii to film an outdoor concert on July 30, 1970, to try and rescue his $450,000 investment in Rainbow Bridge.

The released film shows 17 minutes of Jimi's concert. It was his 2nd last concert in the US prior to his death, and his last concert ever to be filmed. Hendrix died on September 18, 1970 aged 27.

Whilst in Maui Jimi met a "ravishing blonde" who became his girlfriend.

This 6" x 4½" piece of paper originates from their first meeting.
An obviously smitten Jimi Hendrix has drawn directions to the house where he was staying, marked with an 'X'.

On the reverse he has written his home and office addresses in New York with phonenumber, and added the signature 'Jimi H'

The item is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the current owner detailing how he obtained it from "the ravishing blonde" and how she was supposed to meet Jimi in New York and travel with him to London, where he tragically died 2 months later.

The paper has the normal archive folding but is in otherwise good condition.

A fantastic piece of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.

Jimi's album Rainbow Bridge was his 2nd posthumous album release. The album was recorded between 1969-1970 after the break up of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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