Here's the second in our series of "Annotated Streaming Video(s)" (the first, on "Pull My Daisy", was posted Monday, and can be accessed here)."Kerouac, Ginsberg and Friends in NYC, 1959" - under such matter-of-fact description lies another rarity and treasure - a true internet treasure (over 230,000 people have viewed it since it was first put up on You Tube in June of 2007! - a particularly remarkable thing, since, all this time, it has remained something of a mystery, and is black-and-white, silent (sic) footage - Who? what? where?). The date is Spring (or early Summer), 1959, and the location? - no question at all about that - is the Harmony Bar and Restaurant, then located on Manhattan's Third Avenue, on the corner of Third Avenue and East 9th Street. The "featured players"? - well, recognizably, Allen and Jack Kerouac - but also Lucien Carr and his wife Francesca (and their three sons, Simon, Caleb and Ethan), also, Mary Frank (wife of the filmmaker) and their two children, (Pablo and Andrea) - and behind the camera? (well, uncredited, so we're not one-hundred percent certain, but wouldn't that be Robert Frank himself?
[2012 update - tho' we're told the filmmaker himself denies it]