Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
[Peter Orlovsky, San Francisco, 1955. Photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate]
Thinking of Peter Orlovsky. It's been two years to the day since he passed away. Vintage Peter.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
For a fairly comprehensive list of multifarious Harry Smith's links, we'll send you to our posting on the occasion of his birthday last year
As well as this one too - on the anniversary of his death
Allen took a whole slew of pictures of Harry, reasonable enough to call him, even for Allen, something of a photographer's obsession, here are just a few of them.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Allen Ginsberg, Roger McGuinn, Bob Dylan, and friends at Allen's East 12th Street apartment, October 15, 1975 - photo c. Gerard Malanga]
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
[Sam Riley - Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac) & Tom Sturridge - Carlo Marx (Allen Ginsberg) in Walter Salles' On The Road]
We've featured two of these before ("Death is..." and "Marijuana makes", here's a third -compositional roll-calls, (NAROPA) class collaborations. This particular one dates from July 28, 1975.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The reading is available on the SGWU site in two segments here and here
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
John Wieners: "Yesterday dinner, spontaneous with Ginsberg and Corso on East 2nd [NYC] First time I had caviar. There the 3 of us sat. The Russian Jew, the Italian and the Irish. Spent until 5 a.m. with Ginsberg.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Cannes Film Festival starts today..and Walter Salles' eagerly-anticipated On The Road movie gets its premier there, in that prestigious location, this time next week (Wednesday May 21st). For further information and regular updates see here.
[On The Road scroll at Le Musee Des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris - photograph - Charles Gilibert]
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
[The album he refers to, Allen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish, A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (1966) features an Avedon close-up of the poet's face.]
[Allen Ginsberg Reads Kaddish, A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (1966) Photograph by Richard Avedon c. The Richard Avedon Foundation ]
[Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, poets, New York, December 30, 1963. Photograph by Richard Avedon c. The Richard Avedon Foundation]
Bob Rubin [copyright] excerpts from Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits Abrams/Gagosian [copyright] and used with permission.