20.3.2021, Short film: Pull my daisy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pull_My_Daisy: 1959 American short film directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie … adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It features poets Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky … Based on an incident in the life of Beat icon Neal Cassady and his wife, the painter Carolyn, the film tells the story of a railway brakeman whose wife invites a respected bishop over for dinner. However, the brakeman’s bohemian friends crash the party … The Beat philosophy emphasized spontaneity, and the film conveyed the quality of having been thrown together or even improvised … selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry … in 1996, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Bill Morgan (2003): The Beat Generation in San Franciso. A literary tour. Introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. City Lights Books, San Franciso:
- Tour 2, North Beach: Telegraph Hill to Chinatown via Montgomery Street. p.30, El Matador, 492 Broadway. … On the first floor, …there once existed one of San Franciso’s swankiest nightclubs … much too pricey for the average North beach hipster, but in 1959 a special party was given in honor of Jack Kerouac on the occasion of the San Francisco premiere of Robert Frank’s joyous film about Beat life … Kerouac arrived … so dishelved that the doorman didn’t recognize him and refused to let him in …
- Tour 12, South Peninsula. p.207-208, Los Gatos – The Cassady House, 18231 Bancroft Avenue. … On one visit to Los Gatos, Kerouac went with the Cassadys to hear Bishop Romano … They invited the bishop over to their house to meet Ginsberg and Orlovsky afterwards … Kerouac’s inspiration for the story that became Pull my Daisy, Robert Frank’s quintessential Beat film.
- San Franciso beat poets,Tour 1 / 2 / 3, incl. City Lights bookstore, https://rfehr.eu/2012/09/04/3-4-sep-2012-san-francisco-beat-poets/
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti died at age 101, https://rfehr.eu/2021/02/25/25-feb-2021-lawrence-ferlinghetti-died-3-days-ago-at-age-101/
- Filme 2014 inkl. John Krokidas (2013): Kill your darlings, https://rfehr.eu/2014/12/30/30-dec-2014-selected-movies-2014-ausgewahlte-filme-2014/
- Sammlung Falckenberg: Wiliam S. Burroughs, https://rfehr.eu/2013/03/17/17-mar-2013-sammlung-falckenberg-wiliam-s-burroughs/