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VIDEO: Pull My Daisy

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On the set, left to right: Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg

LitNerd Extra!

The Beat Generation in glorious black and white! Taken from the third act of Jack Kerouac’s play Beat Generation with a jazz soundtrack by the still very active David Amram, Pull My Daisy was narrated by the author and typified the spontaneous style of the writers who characterized that movement.  In reality it was far from improvisation with it’s scenes and camerawork carefully arranged by Alfred Leslie and Robert Frank, director and cinematographer respectively. Despite the careful staging the chaos the participants unleashed was far from controlled.

Early morning in the universe…

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