The Beat Generation:
Audio and Video Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries












The Backbeat: Behind the Beat Movement: The Social and Intellectual Background: The Feel of the Fifties

The Social and Intellectual Background: The Feel of the Fifties

American Civilzation and its Discontents: Middle Class Anxieties and Fears

Creativity on the Margins: the African-American Experience and the Jazz Life

The Documentary Record: Biographies, readings, filmed events, interviews

The Beat Sensibility in Film/Experimental Film in the 50's and Early 60's

The Boutiquing of Beat: Hollywood Goes Beat

Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library

(The following videography of holdings makes use of some of the categories and annotations (provided in quotes) from Professor Ray Carney's excellent filmography, "The Beat Movement in Film: A Comprehensive Screening List," in Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996.

The Beat Movement on Film: A Comprehensive Screening List (by R. Carney, Boston University)
Program Notes for Beat Screening List (by R. Carney)
A Brief Introduction to the Beat (in) Film
Naropa Institute Audio Archives
Literary Kicks
Beats in Film (via Senses of Cinema)
Beat Generation Archive
Beat Links (via Yahoo)

The Backbeat: Behind the Beat Movement

1950's videography
Propaganda

The Social and Intellectual Background: The Feel of the Fifties

An American Ism, Joe McCarthy.
Uses archival film segments and interviews with friends, business associates, and politicians to provide a film biography of Joseph McCarthy. 84 min. Video/C 124

Atomic Cafe
Produced and directed by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty. A documentary exploration of the United States government's propaganda promoting the atomic bomb. Relies on film clips of the 1940's and 1950's, including musical hits and training films. See also: Jayne Loader's CD-ROM, Public Shelter 92 min. DVD 1133; vhs Video/C 1025

The Ballad of Greenwich Village: Culture and Counter-culture
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion. This unique history includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Interweaves past and present, with 16mm footage, archival photographs, Hollywood movies, cartoons, informative interviews and scenes of contemporary village life. Accompanied by a lively soundtrack that ranges from ragtime to bebop to folk music, the film celebrates what was America's first bohemia. Produced and directed by Karen Kramer. 2005. 70 min. DVD 6989

Description from Filmakers Library catalog

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group. Tells how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed gained them national publicity and the birth of the gay movement. Looks at the development of a bohemian underground in New York and San Francisco. 87 min. DVD 2766; vhs Video/C 1461

Ephemeral Film, 1946-1960: You Can't Get There From Here
Contains clips from 19 rarely-seen animated and live-action motion pictures from the 1930's and 1940's. Most were created for large American corporations to advertise their products and promote their view of the world. Curated by Richard Prelinger. Contents: A Report to Home Builders (1946) -- Shy Guy (1947) -- Are you popular? (1947) -- Technicolor for Industrial Films (1949) -- Meet King Joe (1949) -- Dating: Do's and Dont's (1949) -- The Last Date (1950) -- A Date with Your Family (1950) -- Treasures for the Making (1951) -- What to Do on a Date (1951) -- A Young Man's Fancy (1952) -- Ike for President (1952) -- Mother Takes a Holiday (1952)-- Sniffles and Sneezes (1955) -- Two-Ford Freedom (1956) -- Design for Dreaming (1956) -- The Relaxed Wife (1957) -- American Look (1958) -- A Wonderful New World of Fords (1960). DVD 7125 [preservation copy]; Laserdisc Video/D 21

Our Secret Century

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years
6 videocassette 60 min.DVD 6960-6962; vhs Video/C 971

Eyes on the Prize, II: America at the Racial Crossroads.
8 videocassette 60 min.Video/C 971

[David Halberstam's] The Fifties.

Volume 1: The Fear and the Dream. First segment in a six part series on the United States in the Fifties. In the postwar U.S., new affluence mingled with the fear of the new menace of communism. Film discusses the conditions encountered by WWII veterans, the building of the first housing tract, the development of the nuclear arms race and the hydrogen bomb, anti-Communist hysteria and McCarthyism, events leading to the Korean War and the development of popular literature in the 50's focusing on Mickey Spillane. 90 min. DVD 9403 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5378

Volume 2: Selling the American Way. Still haunted by the Great Depression, Americans needed to be coaxed into enjoying their new-found affluence. This episode shows how the invention of television and the perfection of the art of advertising were used in both commerce and politics. Highlights advertising gurus Norman Vincent Peale and Rosser Reeves, shows how Richard Nixon applied slick new media techniques to save his career and how Washington learned to manipulate the media, hiding undercover operations in places like Iran, Guatemala and ultimately, Vietnam. 50 min. DVD 9404 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5379

Volume 3: Let's Play House. This segment describes the personal unrest sometimes felt in the outwardly tranquil fifties, including dissatisfaction with women's roles as housewives and men's roles in the corporate rat race. Feminist Betty Friedan, Sloan Wilson, author of The man in the gray flannel suit, and Grace Metalious, whose steamy novel Petyon Place exposed small-town hypocrisy, are discussed as representative of the gap between the idealized nuclear family of the 1950s and the way things really were. 50 min. DVD 9405 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5380

Volume 4: A Burning Desire. During this time of social claustrophobia and sexual taboos, a handful of individuals brought a world of suppressed desires into the open. The publication of the famed "Kinsey Report", pin-up girl Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Margaret Sanger's crusade for the pill are profiled as key movements that set the stage for the sexual revolution to come. 50 min. DVD 9406 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5381

Volume 5: The Beat. This episode shows how the culture of the Beats and the rise of rock 'n' roll helped forge the youth culture that would explode in the sixties. Focuses on Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, jazz greats Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, the rise of country/rock and Elvis Presley. 50 min. DVD 9407 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5382

Volume 5: The Rage Within and The Road to the Sixties. "The Rage Within" shows how America in the fifties is finally forced to examine issues of racial discrimination through the murder of Emmet Till, the rise of athletes like Bill Russell and Willie Mays, school desegregation, the Montgomery bus strike, and leadership by Martin Luther King, Jr. "The Road to the Sixties" shows American involvement with fast cars, fast food, the space race, the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba and a rising restlessness as the country hurtles toward the next decade. 50 min. DVD 9408 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 5383

Focus on the 50's
Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and scientific achievements of the 1950's. 60 min.Video/C 1005

Heavy Petting
A satirical look at American sexual habits through vintage 1950s film clips and revealing interviews with such artistic heroes as Abbie Hoffman, musicians David Byrne and Laurie Anderson, comedienne Sandra Bernhard, actors Josh Mostel and Spalding Gray and a dozen more. Also featured are screen legends Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis Presley, and Tuesday Weld in their most memorable screen takes in such classic movies as "Rebel without a Cause" and "The Wild One." 75 min.Video/C 6019

Hungry i Reunion
The story of San Francisco's most famous nightclub of the 50's and 60's is told through the 1980 reunion of internationally famous entertainers who got their start there. Includes rare footage of Lenny Bruce in performance. Performers: Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Mort Sahl, Professor Irwin Corey, Jackie Vernon, Ronnie Schell, Glenn Yarbrough, the Kingston Trio, The Limeliters. 1980. 120 min. DVD X1010

The McCarthy Years (Edward R. Murrow Collection)
Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this documentary turns back the clock to the 1950s, a time when the country lurched into a murky period of blacklists and witch-hunts for alleged communists, all led by a young Senator named Joseph McCarthy. Murrow made a controversial series of broadcasts that challenge McCarthy's abuses of power, which -- as this program investigates -- signaled the emergence of television news as a highly influential force in American life. DVD 4009; VHS Video/C 3167

Transcript of Murrow's "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy." [See it Now CBS-TV, March 9, 1954)]

Transcript of McCarthy's rebuttal to Murrow [See it Now (CBS-TV, April 6, 1954)]

Short audio clip of Murrow on McCarthy (from Radio Days web site)
See It Now website (Museum of Broadcast Communications)
Edward R. Murrow information (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

New York in the Fifties
Presents the story of a unique time and place, New York in the 50s, a hotbed of new artistic expressions, free love, drinking, hot jazz and radical politics. Combines archival footage with interviews and footage of the icons of the day -- Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. and offers modern day perspectives through reminiscences of writers, actors and artists. Special features: Director interview; theatrical trailer; scene access; interactive menus. Based on the book by Dan Wakefield (Main Stack PS3573.A413.Z474 1992). 2001. 72 min. DVD 1527

Our Secret Century
Compilation of industrial and educational ephemeral films which reflect American fetishes, fears, and fantasies of the 1950's and 1960's. CD-ROMs, 2 vols. each disc Compu/D 346-348

Painters Painting.
Illustrates and examines the work and ideas of modern abstract expressionist painters, including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia and Frank Stella. 116 min. DVD X2924; Video/C 1448

Point of Order
Directed by Emile de Antonio and Daniel Talbot. Documents the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings through excerpts from the television footage shot during the six weeks of hearings. Includes an introduction by Paul Newman, who places the excerpts in historical perspective. 102 min. DVD 4684; vhs Video/C 1918

Public Shelter.
This CD-ROM inspired by Jayne Loader's The Atomic Cafe, contains 30 min. of video, 400 photographs, 18 original songs, 12 hours of audio and 1500 text files all pertaining to atomic weapons and energy, from the Trinity test to the present. Most of the documents have been recently declassified by the U.S. government and deal with nuclear accidents, nuclear waste, atomic testing and government-sponsored radiation experiments on humans. Also includes apocalyptic science fiction by Vonda McIntyre, Mary Rosenblum, John Stith, Joe Haldeman, David Brin and scenes from J. Loader's The Atomic Cafe. Compu/D 304

Red Nightmare.
What would happen if the Communists infiltrated a typically small town in the U.S.? An average American finds out when his wife, children, and friends reject him for the Soviet system. An example of McCarthy era atmosphere and ideas. Starring Jack Webb. Videocassette release of the 1953 motion picture. DVD 6985; vhs Video/C 2255

American Civilization and Its Discontents: Middle-Class Anxieties and Fears

listing of Film Noir in the Media Resources Center
listing ofPropaganda (Cold War propaganda, 1950s educational films)

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
One of the longest-running family comedies in which the real-life Nelson family portrayed themselves. In the first program Ricky and David take up motorcycle riding to the consternation of their parents, but both parents eventually take a spin themselves. In the second program Ozzie's neighbor Thorny invites him for a night out on the town, but Ozzie refuses, feeling he should be home with his family, but when his family pushes him out the door for his "night out," he feels rejected. Program originally telecast the 1950's and 1960's. DVD 2859-2860

Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Directed by Richard Brooks. Film about life in an inner city high school in the 50's that was the first to utilize a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow. DVD 3821; vhs Video/C 999:973

High School Confidential (1958)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, Diane Jergens, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren, Jackie Coogan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Talbot. The scene unfolds in Santo Bello High School where a tough-talking, smart aleck is leader of the hot rod set and much admired by his well-meaning but naive girlfriend. But when the local crime syndicate muscles its way onto the scene, these two hot young lovers find themselves on a star-crossed path that only a caring school teacher can change. Film is noted for its "incredible" 50's slang. 85 min. DVD X889

The Wild One (1954)
Directed by Laslo Benedek. "Starring Marlon Brando, the patron saint of much of the youth movement of the period. His mumbling and brow-furrowing became beat trademarks." Johnny is the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hellbent for destruction until he falls for Kathie, a "good girl" whose father happens to be a cop. 79 min. DVD 4107; vhs Video/C 999:399

Rebel Without a Cause (1954)
Directed by Nicholas Ray."The quintessential coming-of-age crisis film. A Performance by James Dean that helped to shape beat manners and mannerisms. The story of a 1950's teenager's efforts to grow up as he confronts his ineffectual parents and copes with the anguish of being a "new boy" at school. 105 min. DVD 5394; vhs Video/C 999:35

Creativity on the Margins: The African American Experience and the Jazz Life

Bird Now
This film which contains the only existing footage of Charlie "Bird" Parker, retraces the life of the legendary jazzman, whose turbulent career provided the soundtrack for black America in the 1940's. His music was a cry of defiance in the face of racial segregation, police harassment and the dangers that lurked along the quick "escape routes" of drink and hard drugs. Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Chan Parker, Bill Miles, Walter Bishop, Jr., Tommy Potter, Lester Bowie. 1998. 60 min. Video/C 5883

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
In film clips, photos, and interviews, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City to the New York jazz scene of the 1950s. 59 min. DVD 1742; vhs Video/C 2341

Dizzy Gillespie(1965)
A film by Les Blank. Focuses on the trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, who, along with Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and others, sparked the change from jazz into "bop" in the 40's. Dizzy talks about his beginnings and his music theories and blows a lot of hot music on that famous horn. Also included is rare footage of Gillespie and Stan Kenton rehearsing the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra for the February 1, 1965 concert. 22 min. Video/C 3557

Ken Burns' Jazz: Risk.
Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz. DVD 495

The Legend of Bop City (1998)
From 1950 to 1965, an after-hours jazz club called Jimbo's Bop City became an emblem of the spirit and vitality of African-American society, local and world-wide. Located in San Francisco's legendary Fillmore District, Bop City hosted jazz legends Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. 52 min. Video/C 6393

Mingus(1968)
Charlies Mingus, jazz bassists/composer, performs and talks about his life, work and politics. In performance sequences: Charlie Mingus, Lonnie Hillyer, Dannie Richmond, Walter Bishop, John Gilmore, Charles McPherson. talks about his life, work and politics. 59 min. Video/C 2990

Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser(1988)
Documentary about the life and works of Monk. Includes extensive archival footage by Michael and Christian Blackwell, made in 1968, of Monk performing his own compositions in studio, on tour, and behind the scenes. With newly added interviews. 90 min. DVD 5656; vhs Video/C 2974

World According to John Coltrane(1990)
Interviews with jazz musicians commenting upon the impact which John Coltrane, an innovative jazz saxophonist, had upon American jazz music. Film traces Coltrane's musical growth from his roots in the black church and in rhythm & blues, through his forty years of life. Film culminates in a musical meeting between the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco. 59 min. DVD X2945; Video/C 3125

The Documentary Record

Anthologies and Miscellany

Video

The Ballad of Greenwich Village: Culture and Counter-culture
The artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades changed the face of American culture through their art and politics. This film portrays the important political and social movements that began in the Village: the first interracial jazz club, the earliest Socialist newspapers from before World War I, the Stonewall Rebellion. This unique history includes anecdotes from many famous writers, musicians and performers who got their start in the Village. Interweaves past and present, with 16mm footage, archival photographs, Hollywood movies, cartoons, informative interviews and scenes of contemporary village life. Accompanied by a lively soundtrack that ranges from ragtime to bebop to folk music, the film celebrates what was America's first bohemia. Produced and directed by Karen Kramer. 2005. 70 min. DVD 6989

Description from Filmakers Library catalog

The Beach
This exceptional documentary portrays the history of San Francisco's North Beach in the 1950s, focusing on the artists, writers, and "Beat" hipsters who made "The Beach" legendary. The artists who came to The Beach rejected conformity, complacency, and mainstream morality. "The Place", Vesuvio's, and a galaxy of bars, coffee houses, and studios were their hangouts. They loved poetry, jazz, and jug wine, and they presaged a profound change in American cultural attitudes. 57 min. Video/C 4665

Beat Experience.
Presented in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition: Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-65. This disc includes original master recordings by Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane; excerpts from over 20 underground films by Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, and others; as well as texts, photos, spoken word and films by and about William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and other key figures of the Beat generation. 1995. Compu/D 324

The Beat Generation: An American Dream
In the early 1950s a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. This film portrait of this volatile period of American culture is illuminated perfectly through rare archival footage and interviews with those who lived through and influenced the era. Interviews: Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, Diane DiPrima. 88 min. Video/5672

The Beats: An Existential Comedy
A film that captures the magic of the Beat generation and their continuing legacy expands into a larger discussion of what it meant to be a poet in America when the ignoble spirit of McCarthyism was loose in the land. From Venice to North Beach to Greenwich Village, the Beats found answers in Buddhism, friendship, and the power of their words. Using an emotional tone which is exactly right and a lovely style of filmic poetry, the beats are immortalized here with heart and soul. Featuring: Aya, Shirley Clarke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Stuart Z. Perkoff, Frank T. Rios, Viva, Andy Warhol. 60 min.Video/C 4674

Cherry Valley Arts Festival 1998: August 7-9: A Tribute to 30 Years of Beat and Bohemian Influence
Performers: Performers: Ralph Ackerman, David Amram, Gordon Ball, Mary Beach, Ray Bremser, Andrew Clausen, Carol Goss, Richard Houff, Rochelle Kraut, Linda Lerner, Catfish McDaris, Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Charles Potts, Bob Rosenthal, Ed Sanders, Danny Shot, Herschel Silverman, Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman. A documentary featuring highlights of the Cherry Valley Arts Festival of 1998 plus a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most vibrant artistic communities-- Cherry Valley, New York. 55 min. Video/C 6039

Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds
Reunion of some leading poets of the "Beat" generation: Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Timothy Leary, William S. , Gregory Corso, and others. 55 min. Video/C 1802; (also in Bancroft: Motion picture 473)

Coffee House Rendezvous
The Coffee Institute gives its self-interested take on how coffee houses served as engines of social revolution -- sort of -- during the 1960s. DVD 8567

The Cool School: How LA Learned to Love Modern Art
An object lession in how to build an art scene from scratch, this film focuses on the famed Ferus Gallery and it's proprietors, Walter Hopps and Irving Blum, who groomed the L.A. art scene from a loose band of idealistic beatniks into a coterie of competitive, often brilliant artists. Directed by Morgan Neville. 2008. 85 min. DVD 9975

Gang of Souls
A documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Diane Di Prima, among others. Also weaves in additional commentary from contemporary musicians, poets and writers, and expands upon how the poets reached new levels of creativity and inspired social change. Performers: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Faithfull, Jim Carroll, John Giorno, Gregory Corso, Diane Diprima [sic], Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Henry Rollins, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch. 60 min. DVD X3603; vhs Video/C 4345

Greenwich Village Sunday
An entertaining film filled with sound effects, music and colorful sights of Greenwich Village on a Sunday in 1960. The circle is filled with people and there are dozens of places where one can hear good jazz, listen to poetry, have a cup of espresso or browse book stalls. DVD 8567

John Montgomery Memorial, 10-17-1992.
Poetry, reminiscences and song; 9 speakers, including John Montgomery's daughter quoting from 23 memorial letters, Gary Snyder, Stephen Ronan, and Gerald Nicosia. Bancroft Motion picture 782 D

A New Kind of Bohemian. (The Rebels)
Following World War II, a new period of post-war social complexity overtook America. It was during this turbulent, often repressive Cold War time that Jack Kerouac coined the phrase, "beat" and gave birth to a new literary movement. This film follows the activities of this new breed of writer: Kerouac, Cassady, Ginsburg and a handful of outsiders who became known as the "Beat Generation." 1998. 47 min. Video/C 7445

The NY Beat Generation Show. Volume 1, History and Overview
In 1944, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs first met in New York and their friendship set in motion the Beat Generation. Hard-fought, this creative activity did not find early favor without court battles over what are now considered modern classics: Howl, On the road, and Naked lunch. But these anthems survive, and so do many of the instigators, authors and musicians present at this historic conference. A Thin Air video series documenting the historic Beat Generation Conference of May 1994, Town Hall & NY University. 60 min. Video/C 9463

The NY Beat Generation Show. Volume 2, Women and the Beats.
A Thin Air video series documenting the historic Beat Generation Conference, May 1994, Town Hall & NY University.

Panel: Ann Charters, Carolyn Cassady, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Jan Kerouac, Joanne Kyger. Performers: Interviews: Pam Grossman, J.M. Theisen. Performers: Moderator: Anne Waldman.

A panel discussion by women authors who were involved in the "beat generation" of the late 50's and 60's. (NewYork, NY: Thin Air Video, [1994?]). 57 min. Video/C 4337

The NY Beat Generation Show. Volume 3: Music Moves the Spirit.
A video dedicated to the talented post-WWII musicians and writers who forged the spirit of the Beats. Ray Manzarek and poet Michael McClure perform the hypnotic 17-minute Deep Behavior; Ray goes on to discuss his musical life-journey. Composer David Amram and his Quartet collaborate with Allen Ginsberg (Put Down Your Cigarette Rag) and Ted Joans (Ode to Bird Parker), and the late screenwriter Terry Southern. Concludes with Art D'Lugoff tracing numerous folk and jazz developments of the 50's and 60's. (NewYork, NY: Thin Air Video, 1995). 57 min. Video/C 4753

The Old Spaghetti Factory (The Story of San Francisco's Beat Generation Cafe)
Through the re-discovery of a lost mural that includes portraits of patrons of the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco, tells the story of the eatery which was noted for its eclectic decor, beat generation clientele and Anchor Steam Beer. Presents a blend of period music, archival photos and interviews with the muralist and those who once frequented the eatery. Documentary by William Farley, Sandra Sharpe and Mal Sharpe. 2000. 29 min. Video/C 9411

Poetry in Motion.
Features Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, and others. Video/C 972

Poetry in Motion II.
A work by Ron Mann. Helen Adam, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Michael Ondaatje, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldmen, Tom Clark, Spalding Gray, Bob Holman, Rose Lesniak, Cookie Mueller, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Joel Oppenheimer, Peter Orlovsky, Pedro Pietri, Jerome Rothenberg, Philip Whalen. 1985.
1 videocassette 90 min. Compu/D 313

Pull My Daisy
Produced and directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie; written and narrated by Jack Kerouac; edited by Leon Prochnik, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie; music composed and conducted by David Amram ; adapted, and photographed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. Narrated by Jack Kerouac. Cast: Mooney Peebles, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers, Beltiane, David Amram, Alice Neal, Sally Gross, Denise Parker, Pablo Frank. Presents Jack Kerouac's adapted play; this version is widely acknowledged as a classic moment in American independent cinema, marked by Robert Frank's filmmaking debut. The film describes the moods and feelings of a group of poets and musicians meeting in a loft apartment on a Friday morning. Jack Kerouac speaks for all the characters and comments on their actions. 1959. 28 min. DVD 9964; also on DVD X1747; vhs Video/C 4336

Kerouac, Jack. Pull my daisy, text ad-libbed by Jack Kerouac for the film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie New York, Grove Press [1961] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3521.E735 P8 1961a)

Blain, Allan. "The Making (and Unmaking) of Pull My Daisy." Film History 1988 2(3): 185-205 21p. UC users only
Diggory, Terence. "What abstract art means in Pull my daisy." In: Reconstructing the Beats / edited by Jennie Skerl. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS228.B6 R43 2004; available online - UCB users only)
Hanhardt, John G. "Movement toward the real: "Pull My Daisy" and the American independent film, 1950-65." In: Beat culture and the New America, 1950-1965 / Lisa Phillips, with contributions by Maurice Berger ... [et al.] New York ; Paris : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Flammarion, c1995 (Main (Gardner) Stacks NX180.S6 P53 1995)
Sargeant, Jack. "Pull My Daisy." In: Naked lens : an illustrated history of beat cinema London : Creation Books, c2001. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E96 S37 2001)
Sterritt, David. Mad to be saved : the Beats, the '50s, and film Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1998. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA: PS228.B6 S755 1998)
Villa, Sara. "Pull My Daisy. A Bebop Revolution." Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts. [Online, np, nd) UC users only

The Source
Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that attempt to show how the Beats became the dominant counter-cultural movement of the last half of America's 20th century. Written, produced and directed by Chuck Workman. 1999. 89 min. DVD 9437; vhs Video/C 6928

West Coast: "Beat & Beyond."
Includes appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Joanne Kyger, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, and others. Filmed in San Francisco's North Beach area, and at a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the road, 1982. 58 min. Bancroft Motion picture 793 D

AUDIO

The Beat Generation.
Contents: Vol. 1. San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation) (Jack Kerouac) -- The Beat Generation (Bob McFadden & Dor) -- Footloose in Greenwich Village -- Blues Montage (Langston Hughes, with Leonard Feather) -- Manhattan Fable (Babs Gonzales) -- Reaching Into In (Ken Nordine) -- Parker's Mood (King Pleasure) -- Route 66 theme (Nelson Riddle) -- Diamonds on My Windshield (Tom Waits) -- Naked Lunch (excerpt) (William Burroughs) -- Bernie's Tune (Lee Konitz, with The Gerry Mulligan Quartet) -- Like Rumpelstiltskin (Don Morrow) -- Oop-pop-a-da (Dizzy Gillespie & his orchestra) -- Basic Hip (Del Close & John Brent) -- Christopher Columbus Digs the Jive (John Drew Barrymore) -- The Clown (Charles Mingus, with Jean Shepherd) -- The Murder of Two Men by a Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves (Kenneth Patchen, with The Chamber Jazz Sextet) (Santa Monica, CA: Rhino Records, 1992). Media Resources Center Sound/D 2 Disks 1-3; Bancroft BANC CD 001

Vol. 2. The Hip Gahn (Lord Buckley) -- Twisted (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) -- Yip Roc Heresy (Slim Gaillard & his Middle Europeans) -- Ha (Charlie Ventura & his orchestra) -- Pull My Daisy (David Amram Quintet, with Lynn Sheffield) -- October in the Railroad Earth (Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen) -- The Cool Rebellion (Howard K. Smith) -- Cosmic Rays (Charlie Parker Quartet) -- Kookie's Mad Pad (Edd Byrnes) -- Bebopper (The Gordons, with Hank Jones Trio) -- Hunger is From (Ken Nordine) -- No Pictures, Please (Rod McKuen) -- Like Young (Perry Como, with Mitchell Ayres & his orchestra) -- Married Blues (Kenneth Rexroth) -- Psychopathia Sexualis (Lenny Bruce)

Vol.. 3. Jack & Neal; California, Here I Come (Tom Waits) -- Readings from "On the Road" and "Visions of Cody" (Jack Kerouac, with Steve Allen) -- Interview with Jack Kerouac (Ben Hecht) -- Kerouazy (Don Morrow) -- Cool (Del Close & John Brent) -- But I Was Cool (Oscar Brown Jr.) -- Uncool (Del Close & John Brent) -- High School Drag (Phillipa Fallon) -- Oop-bop Sh-bam (Kenny Clarke & his 52nd Street Boys) -- Professor Bop (Three Bips & A Bop, featuring Babs Gonzales) -- Beatnik's Wish (Patsy Raye & the Beatniks) -- Like Having Fun (Elmer Bernstein) -- On Beatniks (Carl Sandburg) -- Swinghouse (Gerry Mulligan Quartet) -- The Greenwich Village Poets (Charles Kuralt) -- American (Allen Ginsberg).

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
Contents: 1. Shorty Peterstein interview; Djinni in the Candy store; Enchanting Transylvania; How to Relax Your Colored Friends at Parties; Lima, Ohio; Comic at the Palladium; In which the artist discusses "The Lie"... / Lenny Bruce

Contents: 2. Howl; Footnote to Howl; A Supermarket in California; Transcription of Organ Music; America; In the back of the real; Strange new cottage in Berkeley; Europe, Europe; Kaddish (Part I); The Sunflower Sutra / Allen Ginsberg.

Contents: 3. Thou Shalt Not Kill / Kenneth Rexroth. Autobiography; Statue of St. Francis; Moscow in the Wilderness; Segovia in the Snow / Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In the Fleeting Hand of Time; Vision of Rotterdam; The Last Warmth of Arnold; Mexican Impressions; Botticelli Dpring; Sun--A Spontaneous Poem; Ode to Coit Tower; I Sm 25 / Gregory Corso. A Rainbow; Morning Again / Peter Orlovsky.

Contents: 4. A Poem for Cocksuckers; A Poem for the Old Man / John Wieners. Rest in Peace, Al Capone; All Hail Pope John XXIII / Philip Lamanthia. From Hermit Poems / Lew Welch. Patna-Benares EXpress; May 22 [1962] Calcutta / Allen Ginsberg. From The Art of Literature / Philip Whalen. From Dark Brown; From Ghost Tantras / Michael McClure. Baby's Hands; Rain Poems; Nerve Root Poem; Two Poems to My Wife; Poem for Lew Welch / David Meltzer. From Angel Taint / Kirby Doyle. Grahhh! Michael in the Lion's Den / Michael McClure. Recorded 1955-1970. Berkeley, CA: Fantasy Records, 1993. Media Center Sound/D 4 Disks 1-4 Note: Accompanying booklet has call number: Sound/D 4 BOOK AVMC.

The Best of the Beat Generation.
Contents: October in the railroad earth (Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen) -- Travelin' blues (Slim Gaillard & his Boogiereeners) -- Like (Jack Hammer) -- Basic hip (Del Close & John Brent) -- Three little pigs (a Grimm fairy tale for hip kids) (Al "Jazzbo" Collins) -- Big high song for someboy (Roy Glenn) -- The beat generation (Bob McFadden & Dor) -- Twisted (Annie -- Marc Anthony's funeral ovation (Lord Buckley) -- Dog (Bob Dorough) -- Pull my daisy (David Amram Quintet, with Lynn Sheffield) -- Bowery blues (Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen) -- My baby (Ken Nordine) -- The murder of two men by a young kid waring lemon colored gloves (Kenneth Patchen, with the Chamber Jazz Sextet) -- A history of jazz (Shorty Petterstein) -- Coffee time (Carmen McRae) -- Blues Montage (Langston Hughes, with Leonard Feather) -- Psychopathia sexualis (Lenny Bruce) -- Sunflower sutra (Allen Ginsberg) -- Bradley the buyer (William Burroughs). Sound/D 184

Pull My Daisy: The Soundtrack.
(Hanover, West Germany: Hanover Records, 1986) l sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1795 C

The Unheard of Hour.
Poetry readings on KSAN radio by Philip Whalen, Diane Di Prima, Edward Dorn, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, William Burroughs, Margaret Atwood, Ishmael Reed, Dick Gregory, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Miriam Patchen, James Broughton, Richard Brautigan, Wendell Berry, Quincy Troupe, Simon Ortiz, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Rita Mae Brown, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Lewis MacAdams and I. F. Stone. 77 sound reels Bancroft Phonotape 2179 D, C

You're a Hook: The 15 Year Anniversary of Dial-a-poem.
Contents: Last Night) I Gambled with My Anger and Lost / John Giorno (9:12) -- Old Man Bickford / William S. Burroughs (2:08) -- Song from America on the Move / Laurie Anderson (6:55) -- A Secret Solo / Philip Glass (2:17) -- No Jestering / Lenny Kaye (4:17) -- 7 Ways of Going; Fire of Unknown Origin / Patti Smith (6:14) -- 1962, and the Coach Told Me to Take off My Shirt; August 7, 1965, the Celia Sisters / Jim Carroll (3:28) -- The Talking Asshole / Frank Zappa (5:24) -- Father Death Blues / Allen Ginsberg (3:44). (New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, c1983.)1 sound disc 45 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2275 C

Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)

VIDEO

Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
Lost, Lost, Lost
Poetry in Motion and Poetry in Motion II

Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka (formerly known as Leroi Jones) reads selections from his poetry dealing with contemporary social, political, and racial attitudes. Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. San Francisco, Calif.: American Poetry Archive, 1987. 40 min. DVD 8987 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1225

Amiri Baraka(Lannan Literary Videos; 26)
Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and political activist reads from his work Boptrees and from unpublished works in his politically charged, jazz-influenced performance in Los Angeles on February 11, 1991. He is interviewed by poet Lewis MacAdams. (Los Angeles, Calif.: The Lannan Foundation, c1990) 60 min. Video/C 3488

Color: A Sampling of Contemporary African American Writers
Performers: Amiri Baraka, George Barlow, Conyus Calhoun, Xam Wilson Cartier, Barbara Christian, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, David Henderson, June Jordan, Etheridge Knight, Yusef Komunyakaa, Clarence Major, Colleen J. Mcelroy, Harryette Mullen, Ishmael Reed, Mona Lisa Saloy, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, Luisah Teish, Lorenzo Thomas, Alice Walker, Al Young. Previously recorded sessions of African American poets reading selections from their work. Written by Al Young. (San Francisco, CA: The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, SFSU 1994.). 57 min. Video/C 3477

Dutchman
Videocassette release of the 1967 motion picture originally produced by Kaitlin Productions ltd. in association with The Dutchman Film Company. A film adaptation of the play of the same name written by LeRoi Jones. Credits: Producer, Gene Persson; director, Anthony Harvey; music, John Barry. Performers: Al Freeman, Shirley Knight, Frank Lieberman, Robert Calvert, Howard Bennett. This award winning film essentially deals with a white woman enticing, then humiliating and finally knifing a black man while they ride a subway train in New York City. 55 min. Video/C 2538

In Motion: Amiri Baraka
Talks with Amiri Baraka about his early days in Greenwich Village to his present literary and political activities. Focuses on the final 2 weeks before his sentencing at federal court on the charges of resisting arrest. By St. Clair Bourne; producer/director, St. Clair Bourne; writer, Lou Potter. New York, N.Y.: First Run Icarus Films, [199-?]. Video/C 5200

Lunch Poems
Amiri Baraka discusses his writing process and reads from his poems. Revolutionary poet, playwright, and activist, Baraka is recognized as the founder of the Black Arts Movement, a literary period that began in Harlem in the 1960s and forever changed the look, sound, and feel of American poetry. Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) helped to empower African American artists to establish publishing houses, journals, and university ethnic studies programs. His books continue to spark intense political and aesthetic controversy while receiving tremendous critical acclaim. Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on November 1, 2007. DVD 8749

YouTube
AUDIO

The Unheard Hour

Amiri Baraka.
Broadcast February 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air. "Contemporary writers on radio"--Cassette label. Baraka talks about the revolutionary spirit that infuses all of his work and reads poems from The music: reflections on jazz and blues. (Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, 1988) 1 sound cassette 29 min. Sound/C 1211

Amiri Baraka on Politics, Poetry and the Blues.
Pacifica Radio Archive SZ0244 Pacifica Radio Archive.)
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1830 C; Bancroft Phonodisc 378

New Music, New Poetry.
Performers: Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), narration; David Murray, saxophone; Steve McCall, drums.

Contents: The Last Revolutionary (for Abbie Hoffman) (5:31) -- Against Bourgeois Art (4:52) -- Strunza Med (1:28) -- I Love Music (2:13) -- Dope (7:34) -- Class Struggle in Music I (4:58) -- Class Struggle in Music II (6:08) -- In the Tradition (for Black Arthur Blythe) (13:25)(Pacifica Radio Archive SZ0244 Pacifica Radio Archive.)1 sound disc 49 min. Bancroft Phonotape 1426:1 B

Lenny Bruce

VIDEO

Lenny Bruce Without Tears
Director/writer, Fred Baker (1975). Lenny Bruce, Steve Allen, Paul Krassner, Mort Sahl, Kenneth Tynan, Nat Hentoff, Malcolm Muggeridge. Documentary about comedian Lenny Bruce, who died in 1966. In his personal life he was a tortured soul, and his humor was ahead of the times, but his influence was enormous. He attacked hypocrisy, racism, war and organized religion, and was rewarded by being hounded by the police. 75 min. Video/C 4492

The Lenny Bruce Performance Film.
One of Lenny Bruce's last nightclub performances, and an off-color animated short, "Thank You Masked Man," a parody on the Lone Ranger saga created by Bruce. Videocassette release of the August, 1965 tape of a performance in San Francisco, California. 67 min. Video/C 2903

AUDIO

Lenny Bruce
Christians & Jews (17 min.) -- Soundtrack from "The Lenny Bruce performance film" (59 min.). Sound/D 3

The Lenny Bruce Originals. Volume 2
White collar drunks -- The defiant ones (with Eric Miller) -- The phone company -- The Steve Allen show -- Esther Costello story -- Bronchitis -- My trip to Miami -- The tribunal -- The Palladium -- Our governors -- Lima, Ohio -- Airplane glue -- Shelly Berman/Chicago/Nightclub owners -- How to relax your colored friends at parties -- The lost boy -- Marriage, divorce and motels -- Don's big dago -- Commercials.(Berkeley, CA: Fantasy, 1991, c1959) 77 min. Sound/D 12

Live at the Curran Theater
Recorded live in San Francisco, Nov. 19, 1961. In which the artist discusses critics, definitions, his San Francisco bust, courts, juries, cops, his Philadelphia bust, corruption, obscenity, and defines Jewish and goyishe (24:18) -- In which the artist discusses "The Lie," his courtroom fantasy, George Shearing and guide dogs for the blind, Tropic of Cancer, cops and bad toilet training, and describes the Philadelphia hotel room raid (24:54) -- In which the artist describes his ride to jail in Philadelphia, jails in general, and Philadelphia lower courts (24:30) -- In which the artist fantasizes about the Shirley Beck letters and discusses blue suits, Bobby Kennedy, Russians, integration, juries, and humor (24:00) -- In which the artist recounts his fantasy with the judge, discusses Las Vegas, the paradox of obscenity, tits and ass, nuns, Paul Robeson, and Adolph Eichmann (23:55) -- In which the artist continues with the Eichmann theme, the Thomas Merton poem, Christ and Moses, legalization of pot, hillbillies, and ends with Judy Garland's farewell (24:03). Sound/D 116

To Is a Preposition: Come Is a Verb
To come -- I just do it and that's all -- Hubert's museum -- The perverse act -- Tits and ass -- Completely exposed -- A pretty bizarre show -- Blah, blah, blah -- Dirty toilet -- Would you sell out your country -- A white white woman and a black black woman. 1969. Sound/D 82

Ray Bremser

AUDIO

Corso, Orlovsky, Kerouac, Bremser, Johnson.
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. "#57A, 57B." Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982. 2 sound cassettes, 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2537 C 2 tapes

VIDEO

Blowing Mouth
Presents vintage Ray Bremser at his best, "on his toes, up to nothin'...but good poetry--spoken, slashed, slurred and slithering in candid documentary interplay fashion." [199-?]. 24 min. Video/C 9459

Cherry Valley Arts Festival 1998: August 7-9: A Tribute to 30 Years of Beat and Bohemian Influence
A documentary featuring highlights of the Cherry Valley Arts Festival of 1998 plus a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most vibrant artistic communities-- Cherry Valley, New York. Performers: Performers: Ralph Ackerman, David Amram, Gordon Ball, Mary Beach, Ray Bremser, Andrew Clausen, Carol Goss, Richard Houff, Rochelle Kraut, Linda Lerner, Catfish McDaris, Claude Pelieu, Charles Plymell, Charles Potts, Bob Rosenthal, Ed Sanders, Danny Shot, Herschel Silverman, Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman. 55 min. Video/C 6039

Lord Buckley

AUDIO

The Beat Generation: Vol. 2
Best of the Beat Generation

His Royal Hipness, Lord Buckley
Contents: The nazz (9:51) -- Gettysburg Address (5:11) -- The hip gan (6:09) -- Cabenza de Gasca, the gasser (7:36) -- Jonah and the whale (7:11) -- Marc Antony's funeral oration (3:59) -- Nero (10:40) -- People (Epilogue) (:25). 1951. Sound/D 83

William S. Burroughs

VIDEO

Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
Gang of Souls
Kerouac: On the Road With Jack
Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg

Burroughs: The Movie.
Performers: William S. Burroughs, Patti Smith, Lauren Hutton, Allen Ginsberg, Jackie Curtis, Terry Southern, Brion Gysin, John Giorno, Francis Bacon. A film biography of the writer William Burroughs. Includes interviews with the author, his friends and admirers, and readings from his works. 87 min. Video/C 4143

Destroy All Rational Thought: Celebrating William Burroughs and Brion Gysin at the Here To Go Show, Dublin
A celebration of Beat Generation influencers William Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Features one of Burroughs' last interviews, previously unseen footage of him in his prime, a collaboration of Joujouka and avant-garde Dublin musicians, and the fabled musicians of Joujouka, Morocco. Directed by Joe Ambrose and Frank Rynne. Special features: director's interview discussing Burroughs, Joujouka and Gysin; William Burroughs Don't play guitar (exclusive mix) by Islamic Diggers; slide show featuring paintings by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, plus texts by Burroughs, Terry Wilson, Brion Gysin, Ira Cohen, Anne Waldeman, Bill Laswell, Frank Rynne, Joe Ambrose. 1993. 60 min. DVD X3536

The Final Academy Documents: William S Burroughs; with Anthony [i.e. Antony] Balch, Brion Gysin, John Giorno.
Full release of a Final academy show in Manchester, England, Oct. 4, 1982. Includes the two films Ghosts at no. 9 and Towers open fire, readings by William S. Burroughs, and a performance by John Giorno. DVD X3575

The Junky's Christmas
Directed by Nick Donkin and Melodie McDaniel. Featuring the voices of William S. Burroughs, Jon Blumb, Wes Pittman, Lou Propst, Steven Lowe. The Junky's Christmas: Part claymation and part live action, depicts a story by William S. Burroughs written in 1952. Danny the car wiper is a desperate character who has just been released from jail on the upper west side of Manhattan, searches for a fix on a cold Christmas day. His story ends in a revelation that even Danny could never have thought possible. Ironbound: A story about a boy who finds an old sailor and an ironbound submarine in a junkyard, underscored by songs from Joe Jackson's Night music. Traveling light features the music of Van Morrison. 68 min. DVD DVD X3574

Naked Lunch
Director/writer, David Cronenberg. Performers: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider. 115 min. DVD 3630; also VHS Video/C 999:1912
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Towers Open Fire and Other Films
Contents: Towers Open Fire -- The Cut-Ups -- Bill & Tony -- William Buys a Parrot.

A film by by Antony Balch. William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin met Ian Sommerville and Antony Balch during their Beat Hotel days in Paris in 1958-59 when Burroughs' Naked lunch was published. These films convey the consciousness of that period in the visual language of four of the artists that defined it. Balch attempts to reinterpret Burrough's writing as cinema. (N.Y.: Mystic Fire Video, c1989) Video/C 2991 [SEE ALSO: W.S. Burroughs, The Cut-up Films]

William Burroughs
Filmed off-air at the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, on November 4, 1974. William Burroughs reads selections of his essays, work in progress, and his novel The Exterminator. (San Francisco, Calif.: American Poetry Archive, 1974). DVD 9810 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1220

William S. Burroughs: Commissioner of Sewers
A film by Klaus Maeck. Interweaves footage from Burroughs' public readings, experimental films in which he appears, his paintings, and an extensive interview with German writer, Jürgen Ploog. A film by Klaus Maeck; interview by Jürgen Ploog; co-producer, Heiner Mühlenbrock. 60 min.DVD X3602; vhs Video/C 3222

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
A documentary of William Burroughs: the Beats éminence grise, "literary outlaw," culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America "Naked Lunch." This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in the 1950s and '60s. Harvard-educated and conservative in his attire, Burroughs--despite fame and acclaim--was troubled, reserved, and battled with addiction his entire life. Despite the openness of his prose, this film reveals Burroughs in the contradictions he embodied--a man generously affectionate with friends and acolytes, whose avuncular veneer covered up a haunting, enduring loneliness. Narrated by Peter Weller; commentators, John Waters, Peter Weller, James Grauerholz, Amiri Baraka, V. Vale, Dennis M. Dailey, Ira Silverberg, Laurie Anderson, Victor Bockris, Patti Smith, Marcus Ewert, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Barry Miles, Regina Weinreich, Diane DiPrima, Iggy Pop, Tom Peschio, Wayne Propst, Robert McColl, Fred Aldrich, Patricia Elliot Marvin, Dean Ripa, Anne Waldman, John Giorno, Steve Silberman, David Cronenberg, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Jello Biafra, Hal Willner, Grant Hart; archive footage, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol.Written, and directed by Yony Leyser. c2011. 87 min. DVD X5309

Words of Advice: William S. Burroughs on the Road
In 1983, the counter culture icon and author of the cult classic Naked lunch (1959), William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), traveled throughout the Scandinavian countries making a series of personal apperances. Twenty years later filmmakers Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen found never-before-seen footage of his Copenhagen visit and set out on the road to record new material, telling the story of the ... author's later work -- especially what is known as The Last Trilogy -- and his unique performance skills. Extras: An almost complete documentation of Burroughs' reading in Copenhagen Oct. 29th, 1983 (30:17 min.); A statement by Ann Douglas at Columbia University September 18, 2003 (6:52 min.); two short tribute films, One shot I + II (1:12 + 0:40 min.), celebrating Burroughs' shotgun art.A film by Lars Movin and Steen Moller Rasmussen. 74 min. DVD X3584

W.S. Burroughs, The Cut-up Films
Directed by Antony Balch; screenplay by William S. Burroughs. Contents: William buys a parrot (1963, 2 min.) -- Towers open fire (1963, 10 min.) -- The cut-ups (1966, 19 min.) -- Bill & Tony (1972, 5 min.) -- Ghost at No.9 (Paris) (1963-1972, 45 min.) -- Cut-up extra. A series of short films of W.S. Burroughs, the result of his work with Brion Gysin, an experimental painter and novelist. They used the cut-up method for several artistic formations, including those in the cinematographic field. Cast: William S. Burroughs, Antony Balch, David Jacobs, Bachoo Sen, Alexander Trocchi, Brion Gysin. DVD X1746

AUDIO

The Beat Generation
The Unheard Hour
You're a Hook

10%, File Under Burroughs
A compilation of dance and trance music some of which uses texts by Burroughs and Gysin, designed as a tribute to them and to their spirit of wild experimentation and cut-up method of writing.

Disc 1: Islamic Diggers, William Burroughs don't play guitar (4:54) -- Divination, Divination one (3:42) -- Bomb the Bass, 5 ml. barrel (version) (5:00) -- Scanner, Gazelle in the Desert (mellow mix) (4:59) -- Material, Ineffect (7:32) -- Your Nemesis, His name is William Burroughs (5:18) -- Scanner, Gazelle in the desert (7:01) -- Islamic Diggers, Hashishin (3:45) -- Brion Gysin, Cut up (1:45) -- Islamic Diggers, Radio Alamut (0:23) -- Disc 2: Joujouka and Hamri, Here to go blessing (0:47) -- Herbert Huncke & Chuck Prophet, I travelled mostly on the road (4:21) -- Marianne Faithful & The Master Musicians of Joujouka, My only friend (2:03) -- William Burroughs, For here to go (5:18) -- John Cale, Dying on the vine (3:39) -- Remembering Brion (2:25) -- Terry Wilson, The sorcerer's apprentice, (2:16) -- Paul Bowles, Visiting Gysin's studio (2:46) -- Gnoua Brotherhood of Marrakesh, Liallah ou gnouai (15:45) -- Joe Ambrose, Hassan in the city (2:45) -- Stanley Booth & Chuck Prophet, The little goat god (4:06) -- The Master Musicians of Joujouka, L'Aitaa (the call) (5:41) -- Brion Gysin, From here to go (3:36). Sound/D 183

The Best of William Burroughs from Giorno Poetry Systems
Disc 1. Twilight's last gleaming; Junkie; Naked lunch; The soft machine; Exterminator; Nova Express -- Disc 2. Ah Pook is here; The wild boys; Port of saints -- Disc 3. Cities of the red night; Place of dead roads; The western lands -- Disc 4. Dinosaurs; Sexual conditioning; Dead souls; The cat inside; Nothing here now but the recordings. (New York, NY: Mercury Records, c1998.) 4 sound discs Sound/D 24

Break Through in Grey Room
Contents: K-9 was in combat with the alien mind-screens (13:29) -- Origin and theory of the tape cut-ups (3:43) -- Recalling all active Agents (1:25) -- Silver smoke of dreams (4:50) -- Junky relations (2:56) -- Joujouka (1:30) -- Curse go back (1:12) -- Present time exercises (2:18) -- Joujouka (:42) -- Working with the popular forces (2:37) -- Interview with Mr. Martin (2:59) -- Joujouka (1:26) -- Sound piece (2:14) -- Joujouka (2:39) -- Burroughs called the law (1:34).

Background information on the recordings in container. Compilation of tapes by William S. Burroughs, aided by Ian Sommerville and Brion Gysin, recorded in various cities during the 1960's and 1970's on various topics. Compact disc. (Brussels, Belgium: Sub Rosa, [1993?]) 1 sound disc 46 min. Sound/D 10

Call Me Burroughs.
The author reads excerpts from his The naked lunch and Nova express. Contents: Bradley the buyer (6:25) -- Meeting of International Conference of Technological Psychiatry (4:56) -- The fish poison con (6:59) -- Thing police keep all board room reports (1:24) -- Mr. Bradley Mr. Martin hear us through the hole in thin air (4:15) -- Where you belong (rewrite) (6:38) -- Inflexible authority (10:47) -- Uranian Willy (rewrite) (2:01). (Los Angeles: Rhino/WordBeat, p1995) 1 sound disc (ca. 43 min.) Sound/D 13

Call Me Burroughs.
Wuppertal, Germany: S Press [198?]. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1792 C

Cash Cow: The Best of Giorno Poetry Systems, 1965-1993
Featuring William S. Burroughs (New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, c1993.) 1 sound disc 73 min. Bancroft BANC CD 003

Censorship & the Beats.
Panelists: Jay Landesman, Michael McClure, William Burroughs and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.(Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982). Bancroft Phonotape 2305 C

Dead City Radio
Readings recorded 12 to 15 Dec. 1988 and 24 June 1989 in Lawrence, Kansas; music recorded at Hairball 3, Lawrence, Kansas; additional recording at various studios in New York. Contents: William's welcome (What are you here for?) (2:03) -- A Thanksgiving prayer (2:22) -- Naked lunch excerpts (You got any eggs for Fats?); Dinner conversation (The snakes) (7:16) -- Ah Pook the destroyer; Brion Gysin's all purpose bedtime story (2:46) -- After-dinner conversation (An atrocious conceit); Where was he going (11:40) -- Kill the badger! (2:42) -- A new standard by which to measure infamy (1:47) -- The sermon on the mount 1 (WSB reads the Good Book) (1:30) -- No more Stalins, no more Hitlers (1:00) -- The sermon on the mount 2 (1:22) -- Scandal at the Jungle Hiltons (1:41) -- The sermon on the Mount 3 (1:23) -- Love your enemies (1:13) -- Dr. Benway's house (0:40) -- Apocalypse (9:05) -- The Lord's prayer (0:45) -- Ich Bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe Eingestellt (Falling in love again) (2:30). ([New York]: Island Records, [1990]) 1 sound disc Sound/D 14; also in Bancroft: Bancroft Phonotape 2431:2A; 1 sound disc (ca. 54 min.)

The Elvis of Letters (William S. Burroughs + Gus Van Sant.)
(Portland, OR: TK Records, [1991?], c1985) 1 sound disc Bancroft BANC CD 002

Here To Go Over the Edge! (William Burroughs; [with Don Joyce, Stephen Ronan, Dan Ruderman].)
Tape of radio broadcast of KPFA's Over the Edge program for December 8, 1988. ([Berkeley, Calif.: KPFA, 1988?]) 2 sound cassettes 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 2223 C

Huncke, Holmes, Burroughs Reading.
Recorded July 31, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. "#55." (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]).1 sound cassette 90 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2539 C

The Last Words of Hassan-I-Sabbah
1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1761:1a A

Millions of Images (William S. Burroughs & Gus Van Sant)
Accompanies book titled "Readings on the Beat Generation" edited by Warren Peace. Contents: Side A. Millions of images. -- Side B. The hipster be-bop junkie. 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonodisc 729

Naked Lunch
Abridgement by Nelson Lyon of the 1959 book. Credits: Produced by Hal Willner and James Grauerhollz; directed by Hal Willner. Performers: Read by the author; with music. 2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2809 C

Poems. Selections.
Contents: The Wild Boys. The Chief Smiles (6:50); The Green Nun (3:32) -- from Ah Pook is Here (12:00) -- from Cities of the Red Night (10:00) -- Junkie. 103rd Street Boys (7:29) -- from Naked lunch (20:28) -- Exterminator. From Here to Eternity (3:40) -- Suicide Sutra (10:29) -- Eating Human Meat (18:57) -- Subduing Demons in America (30:51). Performers: William S. Burroughs; John Giorno.(New York, N.Y.: Giorno Poetry Systems, c1975) 2 sound discs 2 hrs., 6 min. Bancroft Phonotape 832 B

The "Priest" They Called Him.
William S. Burroughs recorded at Red House Studios, Lawrence, Kansas, September 25, 1992; Kurt Cobain's guitar part recorded November, 1992.(Portland, OR: TK Records, [1993?]) 1 sound disc Bancroft BANC.CD.004

Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales
William S. Burroughs reads selections from his works. Interlude 1. Wrinkled earlobes are a sign of impending heartattacks (0:23) -- Spare Ass Annie (4:30) -- Interlude 2. This is insane (0:20) -- The last words of Dutch Schultz (This is insane) (2:22) -- Interlude 3. The vultures are gone and will never come back (0:17) -- Mildred Pierce reporting (Old Sarge) (2:05) -- Dr. Benway operates (2:45) -- Warning to young couples (Huntsmen's hounds) (2:13) -- Did I ever tell you about the man that taught his asshole to talk (6:18) -- Last words with Ras I. Zulu (1:02) -- A one God universe (3:32) -- Interlude 4. Fletch is here (0:36) -- The junky's Christmas (15:54) -- Words of advice for young people (4:41) -- Last words with Michael Franti (0:47). Media Center Sound/D 188

Uncommon Quotes.
(Ft. Worth, Tex.: Caravan of Dreams, 1989) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2275 C

You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With.
Contents: Dr. Miller; It Was Up in the Mountains; Drums; Closed Circuits; Born, Never Asked / Laurie Anderson -- I Don't Need it, I Don't Want It, and You Cheated Me Out Of It; Completely Attached to Delusions / John Giorno -- Introducing John Stanley Hart; He Entered the Bar with the Best Intensions; Twilight's Last Gleamings; My Protagonist Kim Carson; Salt chunk Mary; like Mr. Hart, Kim has a Dark Side to His Character; Progressive Education; The Wild Fruits; The Unworthy Vessel / William S. Burroughs -- For Electric Dogs; Structuralist Film Making; Drums / Laurie Anderson; The Name is Clem Snide; Mr. Hart Couldn't Hear the Word Death / William S. Burroughs; Put Your Ear to Stone & Open Your Heart to the Sky / John Giorno. (New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Records, c1981.) 1 sound cassette Sound/D 7; also in Bancroft: Bancroft Phonotape 1428 B

Neal Cassady

Allen Ginsberg: Second Edition
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on July 18, 1965 at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco and on Dec. 14, 1965 at Ginsberg's apartment and in the studio of Robert Lavigne, San Francisco. Ginsberg reads from his poetry, chants mantras, talks about the Vietnam War, and discusses other poets. Neal Cassady joins Ginsberg at City Lights; interviewed by Richard O. Moore. Originally produced: San Francisco, Calif.: KQED-TV, 1965. (USA: Poetry series). (San Francisco: American Poetry Archive, c1978). 55 min. Video/C 1211

Intrepid Traveller and his Merry Band of Pranksters Look for a Kool Place.
Contents: Intrepid traveller and his merry band of pranksters look for a cool place (54 min.) -- Bone us tuff! (Bonus stuff) (15 min.) -- On the road again (34 min.)

Performers: Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, Neal Cassady, Faye Kesey, O.B. Babbs, Linda Williams ("Anonymous"), Caroline Adams ("Mountain girl"), Sunshine Kesey, Michael Hagen, John Swan.

It was 1964 and Beatniks, "the Pranksters," and other psychedelic revolutionaries were gathering together in California with Ken Kesey, who had just written "Sometimes a great notion." The publication party was to be in "Madhattan" in the middle of June. So they bought a bus, painted it and hit the road sharing such adventures as the bus stuck in Arizona and the loss of a Prankster in Houston, plus numerous wild adventures inside the bus, with Neal Cassady at the wheel, rapping and rolling. Following the main feature join them as they take the bus to Britain and Ireland, touring, performing, and widening the consciousness of all they meet.

A work in progress by Ken Kesey; produced and directed by John Purdie. Pleasant Hill, Or.: Intrepid Trips: Key-Z Productions [distributor], 1999. 103 min. Video/C 7009

AUDIO

Drive Five: Intrepid Trips.
Transcription of the Drive alive tape used as the soundtrack for the movie: Neal Cassady in the backhouse available as separate (New York: Rare Book Room, 1965)1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1770 C

Kesey & Babbs.
Recorded July 29, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. "A must for all Neal Cassady fans" -- brochure. "#52A, #52B."(Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]) Bancroft Phonotape 2535 C 2 tapes

Neal at the Wheel: New Jersey Turnpike. Part 1 / Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and the Merry Pranksters.
Contents: Deleware Memorial Bridge -- New York 100 -- Movie script -- Lemans -- Pass -- 4th dimensional beings -- New York 70 -- Cop stopped -- Ticket -- Cassady 805 -- Gas stop -- Concerto NJ Turnpike -- Seven back sprocket.

Neal Cassady rapping and driving Ken Kesey's bus on the New Jersey Turnpike in the summer of 1964. Experience 50 miles with Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters as Neal Cassady performs his famous New Jersey Turnpike rap. Originally recorded on June 25, 1964. 74 min. Sound/D 65

Neal Cassady, Drive 1 / Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and the Merry Pranksters.
First of the "Drive tapes," recorded in an old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, with Neal Cassady ripping and rapping and ranting and wrenching at the steering wheel and tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn. 60 min. Sound/D 63

Neal Cassady, Drive 2 / Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and the Merry Pranksters.
This second of the "Drive tapes," takes up where the first one left off. Recorded in an Old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, Neal Cassady rapps and rants and wrenches at the steering wheel while tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn. 59 min. Sound/D 64

Gregory Coso

VIDEO

Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
Gang of Souls
West Coast Beat & Beyond

Beat Legend Gregory Corso.
Corso, a mystic and reveler in pure poesia, is known for breaking with current verse conventions to give free rein to language. In this film the bard invents as he goes, energetically offering facts and footnotes, allusion and illusion, as he weaves poetic threads together. New York, NY: Thin Air Video, [1991?] 50 min. Video/C 3702

AUDIO

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
The Unheard Hour

Corso, Orlovsky, Kerouac, Bremser, Johnson.
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. "#57A, 57B." Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982. 2 sound cassettes, 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2537 C 2 tapes

Robert Creeley

Poetry In Motion

Coolidge, Berrigan, Creeley.
Recorded July 25, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. "#51A, #51B." Boulder, Colo.: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]. 2 sound cassettes, 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2533 C 2 tapes

The Poetry of Robert Creeley.
Contents: The poet reads his work and comments upon it. Recorded at the YM-YWHA Poetry Center on October 24, 1966. (Guilford, Conn.: Jeffery Norton, [1977?])
1 sound cassette 25 min. Sound/C 1031

Robert Creeley.
Broadcast September 1981 and April 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air. Robert Creeley presents a selection of his poems.(Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, 1981-1988.)1 sound cassette Sound/C 1197

Robert Creeley [reading at] California College of Arts and Crafts, Mar. 14, 1978.
([Oakland, Calif.: s.n.], 1978) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1937 C

Robert Creeley: 70th Birthday Reading
Robert Creeley, influential poet, essayist, novelist, short story writer, editor and teacher, treats us to a landmark 70th birthday reading in which he talks about and recites selected poems from various stages of his career. Recorded June 1996, St. Marks Church, New York. [1996?]. 55 min. Video/C 9462

Twelve Contemporary Poets: 1966 Houston Poetry Festival poets Reading Selections of Their Own Works
Contents: Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --Richard Eberhart --Donald Hall -- Galway Kinnell -- Carolyn Kizer -- W. S. Merwin -- Josephine Miles -- Gary Snyder -- William Stafford -- May Swenson -- Reed Whittemore. 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1863:2a B

Diane Di Prima

Gang of Souls
Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion II
The Unheard Hour

Baraka/Di Prima 7/78 reading.
Recorded July 26, 1978. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992]). 1 sound cassette 90 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2556 C

The Cafe Milano Series [of poetry readings].
1988. 51 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1989 C (Inventory of readings, reel by reel, available as Phonotape 1989 Notes)

Diane Di Prima Interviewed by Jack Foley.
(Berkeley, Calif.: KPFA, 1991). KPFA broadcasts of April 15 and 22, 1990. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2474 C

Di Prima: Beat Legend
Contents: April fool birthday poem for Grandpa -- Poem in praise of my husband -- Letter to Jeanne, at Tassjara -- More or less love poems -- Song for Baby-O, unborn -- The beach -- Numbers racket -- Ramada Inn, Denver -- Poem of refusal -- Rant -- Ishtar -- Long sequence from Loba.

Diane di Prima, revolutionary activist of the 1960s Beat literary renaissance, recites selections from her work Pieces of a song. "A great woman poet in the second half of the American century, she broke barriers of race-class identity, delivering a major body of verse brilliant in its particularity." c1998 37 min. Video/C 8514C

Di Prima w/ Powell & Hartman.
(Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992])1 sound cassette 50 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2554 C

Diane Di Prima [reading at] San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 29, 1978.
2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1940 C

Poetry Flash Benefit, 10/16/92.
Recorded by Marty McGee, October 16, 1992 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. "This multi-disciplinary bash features poets Michael McClure with Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, Anne Waldman, Dianne di Prima, Joanna Kyger, and poet/Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter."-- accompanying press release. 2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2824 C:1-2

Readings from the Heart of Winter: Diane Di Prima & Sheppard Powell.
(Berkeley, Calif.: KPFA, 1991) 1 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2499 C

Waldman, McClure, Di Prima
Recorded July 28, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. (Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]) "#56A-#56B." 2 sound cassettes 110 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2548 C 2 tapes

Robert Duncan

VIDEO

Robert Duncan Memorial Reading.
On container: Tribute to a beloved poet, teacher and friend by many contemporary admirers: Bernstein, Schwerner, Abel, Scalapino, Highfill, more. St. Marks Poetry Project, New York City, Oct. 1988. Twelve poets pay tribute to Robert Duncan in a memorial reading of his works. Following the reading is a thirty minute film titled: Robert Duncan ... a life in poetry by Richard O. Moore. (New York, NY: Thin Air Video, [1988?]) 90 min. Bancroft Motion picture 786 D

AUDIO

Helen Adam/Robert Duncan: Reading.
Recorded June 9, 1976. Introductions by Allen Ginsberg and Robert Duncan; Adam sings various ballads, including several from her play "San Francisco Burns." Duncan sings two more of Adam's ballads and reads from his own work. (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992]). 1 sound cassette 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2563 C 2 tapes (pt. I-II)

On Robert Duncan.
KPFA interview with Jack Foley and Jennifer Stone.1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1999 C

Robert Duncan 7/26/78 Reading.
Recorded July 26, 1978. Introduction by Anne Waldman. (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992]). 1 sound cassette 50 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2555 C

William Everson (Brother Antoninus)

Brother Antoninus: Second Edition
Partial Contents: A Canticle to Waterbirds - What Birds Were There - The Way of Life and the Way of Death - In All These Acts. Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on Jan. 25, 1966 at St. Albert's College, Oakland, Calif. Brother Antoninus reading his poetry and lecturing in the auditorium of the Dominican monastery at St. Albert's College. (San Francisco: American Poetry Archive, c1978.) 55 min. DVD 9078 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1209

Lee Bartlett's Interviews with William Everson.
Concerning Everson's life and career. Discussions of contemporary poets. Much of this material does not appear in the biography. 24 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1916 C

Lee Bartlett's Interviews with William Everson.
Contents: reel 1 - Allen Campo; reel 2 - Blaise Schauer; reel 3 - Adrian and Joyce Wilson and Finbar Hayes; reel 4 - Finbar Hayes; reel 5 - Paul Zammit and Sue Everson; reel 6 - Christopher Eskelli. 6 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1917 C

The Savagery of Love; Brother Antoninus Reads His Poetry.
Contains poems from the book The rose of solitude and 5 extemporaneous meditations. Recorded at Honors College, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., on April 30, 1968. 1 phonodisc Media Center Sound/C 1016; Bancroft Phonotape 857:2 B; Bancroft Phonodisc 169;

The Tongs of Jeopardy [by] Brother Antoninus.
Address upon the assassination of President Kennedy.( Memorare Recordings CH103. p1964.) 1 disc Bancroft Phonotape 943:2 A; Bancroft Phonodisc 154

William Everson, Poet.
Recorded by the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley, on November 2, 1979, in the Latimer-Lewis Room of the Men's Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley. William Everson (formerly a.k.a. Brother Antonius), poet, and author of Archetype West, the Pacific coast as a literary region, talks about the Western archetype, and the regional ethos. (Memorare Recordings CH103. p1964.) 1 sound cassette Sound/C 1127

William Everson reading at the University of Texas. Austin, Texas [1968].
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1875 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

VIDEO

West Coast Beat & Beyond

The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Anne Waldman, Nancy Peters, Ed Sanders, Amiri Baraka, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Neeli Cherkovski. Amerian poet and publisher, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, expounds upon the role of poets and authors of dissident literature in American culture. Includes commentary by other American authors of the Beat Generation.([Sausalito, CA]: Chris Felver, 1996). 59 min. DVD 9549; vhs Video/C 4402 ; also: Bancroft Motion Picture 806 D

Ferlinghetti at Keystone Corner.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, publisher and poet, talks about his own career. Recorded at the Keystone Korner, San Francisco, 1982. 20 min. DVD 9552

Ferlinghetti at the Italian Cultural Center, SF. 1991.
Ferlinghetti reads from his work. Bancroft Motion picture 788 D

Ferlinghetti, City Lights, and the Beats in San Francisco: From the Margins to the Mainstream.
A symposium presented by The Bancroft Library, at the University of California, Berkeley, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Friends, April 12-14, 1996, to open the exhibition Ferlighetti, City Lights, and the Beats in San Francisco.

Contents: 1. Welcome. Publishing the Beats -- 2. From the Margins to the Mainstream -- 3. BeatLegacies: Younger Writers Influenced by the Beats -- 4. Poetry reading: Homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- 5. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Speaker(San Francisco: Cloud House Poetry Archives, 1996). 5 videocassettes, ca. 9 hrs. Bancroft Motion picture 805:1-5 D

Have You Sold Your Dozen Roses?
The words by the beat generation poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti are set against a backdrop of people scavaging in San Francisco's Hunter's Point junk yard. Writer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti ; music, excerpts from Carmina burana by Carl Orff. Produced by the California School of Fine Arts Film Workshop; a film by Philip Greene, David Myers, Allen Willis Originally produced in the 1950's. 9 min. DVD X5455

History of the Airplane
Ferlinghetti reads his poem "History of the airplane" accompanied by video clips of birds and the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack. Music, David Amram. 3 min., 10 sec. DVD 9550

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Beat Legend.
Contents: The sea and ourselves -- Buddha in the woodpile -- The uses of poetry -- Poet as fisherman -- Queens Cemetery, setting sun -- Sherman's march -- Canticle of Jack Kerouac -- Tunisian nostalgia -- Roman moon -- Nicaragua -- Deflowering -- Ascending over Ohio -- Contents: (cont'd) Elegy on the death of Kenneth Patchen -- He with the beating wings -- Populist manifesto -- Coney Island of the mind (excerpt) -- Wild dreams of a new beginning.

Practitioner and founding father of the Beat movement, Lawrence Ferlinghetti recites from his work These are my rivers, at the 25th anniversary of Boston's Stone Soup Poets, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993. 63 min. Video/C 8515

"Let's Go": The Paintings of Lawrence Ferlinghett.
Credits: Director, Chris Felver. Performers: Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, publisher and poet, talks about his own work as a painter. 20 min. Bancroft Motion picture 785 D

Peter Whitehead and the Sixties
Contents: Wholly communion / Lorrimer Films Ltd. presents ; photographed, edited, directed by Peter Whitehead (1965, b&w; 32 min.) -- Benefit of the doubt / a Lorrimer-Saga production ; directed by Peter Whitehead (1967, col. & b&w, 66 min.).

Wholly communion: Beat poets (Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Harry Fainlight, Alexander Trocchi) read their works in an informal setting at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1965. Peter Whitehead wandered the stage with a borrowed camera, creating an anarchic film of the event many consider to be England's introduction to the 1960s counterculture. Benefit of the doubt: A filming of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of US, a controversial play on the provocative question of Britain's relationship to America during the Vietnam War. DVD X6262

Poetry as Insurgent Art: A Reading by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A live reading by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the author of more than thirty books, who has been called "the poetic conscience of America." Reading from his work "Poetry as insurgent art," Ferlinghetti offers insights on his primer of what poetry is, could be, and should be. Recorded live at Moe's book store, Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California on October 2, 2007. Videographer: Harold Adler. DVD 8748; also DVD X75

AUDIO

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
The Unheard Hour

Audition Tape.
([S.l.]: Watershed Foundation, p1982.) Bancroft Phonotape 2310 C

Average White Man.
Tape begins: "This is Lawrence Ferlinghetti, just the average white man." 1978. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2332 C

The Birth of Tragedy Magazine's Fear, Power, God: Spoken Word, Graven Image Compilation..
Partial Contents: The Lord's Prayer / Lawrence Ferlinghetti. -- A Song. Dream about William Carlos Williams / Allen Ginsberg. -- Prison tape / Charles Manson. (Stanford, CA: CFY Records, c1987). 1 cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2346 C

Censorship & the Beats. (Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982).
Panelists: Jay Landesman, Michael McClure, William Burroughs and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "302." "Recorded by Wind Over the Earth, Inc., Boulder, Co." Bancroft Phonotape 2305 C

Come Lie With Me and Be My Love
By Sanford Dole; poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Sanford Dole conducting. [San Francisco, Calif.: s.n., 1988]. Recorded live at Davies Hall, February 14, 1988. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2437 C

A Coney Island of the Mind
A Coney Island of the mind (38:17) -- I am waiting (3:20) -- Autobiography (1:26) -- Dog (2:50) -- Christ climbed down (2:47) -- # 11 from "Pictures of the gone world" (1:46).

The author reads his poetry supported by music composed and performed by Dana Colley. Salem, MA: Rykodisc, c1999. Media Resources Center Sound/D 46; Bancroft BANC CD 034

Culture, Democracy, and Revolution in Nicaragua
Ferlinghetti reads his poetry from a visit to Nicaragua, Godoy evaluates the Sandinista Revolution on its 10th anniversary, talks about Nicaragua's February 1990 elections, and sings. Question and answer period. This event took place on 25 September 1989, in Le Conte Hall, Room 1, University of California, Berkeley. 1 sound cassette 92 min Sound/C 1103

An Evening with Stan Strickland and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Recorded October 23, 1985 in Jordan Hall, Boston. Jazz and poetry. Title from audio introduction by Jack Powers.([Boston?: s.n., 1985]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2304 C

Ferlinghetti.
Recitation, chant, and recitation with instrumental accompaniment, including sitar. Contents: Assassination raga -- Big Sur Sun Sutra -- Moscow in the Wilderness (Segovia in the Snow) -- Tyrannus Nix? 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 944:1b-2a B

Ferlinghetti on Henry Miller.
Recorded August 21, 1987
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2349 C

"Frank" - UNESCO Reading.
Reading sponsored by the UNESCO Staff Association and the literary journal Frank, featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Breyten Breytenbach. Recorded July 10, 1985. [Paris: s.n., 1985]. Bancroft Phonotape 2318 C

Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Kesey reading.
Ken Kesey accompanies Allen Ginsberg on the guitar. Recorded July 31, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]). 1 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2547 C

Greenpeace Benefit.
With Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dan Hicks and Paul Krassner([San Francisco, Calif.]: s.n., 197-) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1931 C

Herbert Huncke & Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Celebration of Jack Kerouac at Lowell, Mass.
Recorded March 21, 1987. Introduction by Brian Foye. (Lowell, MA: s.n., 1987). 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2360 B

Highlights from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Poetry Reading
The poet reads selections from his works presented at St. Mark's Church in New York City. Originally broadcast on WBAI, April 30, 1975. Media Center Sound/D 231

Horizons / Ferlinghetti.
Tape of radio broadcast of the program Horizons, on which Ferlinghetti reads poems which are in French and English. Introduction by Gilles Archambault in French.([Quebec?]: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, [1978]). Recorded February 3, 1978. 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2358 B

Howl: (w/ Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Bruce Bellingham)
Very brief interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti concerning censorship battles over the poem Howl. Recorded January 8, 1988. "KQED Radio News." 1 sound cassette 3 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2317 C

In a Time of Revolution, For Instance.
([S.l.: s.n., 1972]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2315 C

In Memory of Thomas Parkinson: the Great Hall of the Men's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley, 2/24/92.
Performers: Anne Middleton, Katherine Parkinson Eckhouse, Robert Tracy, Charles Muscatine, Richard Moore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Thom Gunn, Erik Bauersfeld, Ishmael Reed, Jonas Barish, David Moore, Chrysa Parkinson.>
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2821 C

Inside the Trojan Horse: [poetry reading].
Poems. Recorded May 27, 1987 at the University of California, San Diego. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2329 C

Into the Deeper Pools--.
The author reads selections from his poetry, as well as "The ethics and semiotics of poetry: an unfinished essay." Side 1 (selections 1-13) recorded at The Writer's Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Feb., 1984; side 2 (selections 14-22) recorded at The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, April, 1983. Washington, D.C.: Watershed Intermedia, 1984. 1 sound cassette 59 min. Media Center Sound/C 1008; Bancroft Phonotape 2312 C

"La Bruja": Poem by L. Ferlinghetti / set to music & sung by Rosalie Sorrels.
([Boise, ID: R. Sorrels, 1986]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2325 C

LaFave: Two Ferlinghetti Songs.
Two poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Cast up the heart" and "Dove sta amore," sung and/or written by LaFave [first name unknown]; also poem "Peace" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, sung by unidentified soprano. 1 sound cassette 59 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2337 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Ferlinghetti reading "new poems or writings of the last two years."(Deland, Florida: Everett/Edwards, Inc., c1970) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2344 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Interview, recorded at City Lights Bookstore, date unknown. Broadcast April 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air. (Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, 1988.) 1 sound cassette 29 min. Sound/C 1215

Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Herbert Huncke.
Recorded March 21, 1987 in Lowell, MA, at the Celebration of Jack Kerouac. Ferlinghetti reads from a manuscript given to him by Jack Kerouac titled Poems, All Sizes. Introduction by Brian Foye. Bancroft Phonotape 2308 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the Press Club.
Recorded January 15, 1988. Introduction by Michael McClure. ([San Francisco: s.n., 1988]).
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2345 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti interview with Gerald Nicosia. ([S.l.: s.n., 1978]).
Contents: Side one: Interview with Gerald Nicosia [part 1]. -- side two: Interview with Nicosia [part 2]; Beginning interview with Robert Creeley. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2336 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti interviewed by Jack Foley.
Recorded December 8, 1988 at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco. ([San Francisco: s.n., 1988]). 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2348 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mens Lounge at UCLA.
Recorded May 20, 1969. 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2357 B([Westwood, CA: s.n., 1969]).

Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Neeli Cherkovski
KPFA broadcasts of February 12 and April 16, 1989; interviews by Jack Foley, February 12 and April 16, 1989. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2473 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: [poetry reading], 5 December 1986
Introduction by Mayor Raymond L. Flynn proclaiming December 5, 1986 "Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day." (Boston. [Boston, MA: s.n., 1986]). 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2339 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Poems.
Recording from broadcast on Radio France. Ferlinghetti reads his poems, accompanied by simultaneous translations into French, and by French commentary on the poems, City Lights Bookstore, etc. Title from opening words of recording. Written on tape: A.C.R.: California parade; Ferlinghetti in French. French and English. ([Paris?]: Radio France, [197-?]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2341 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reading at Better Books
This record was published in a limited edition of 100. Performers: Julie Felix, guitar. (London: Better Books, 1965). 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 664:1a B

Lawrence Ferlinghetti [reading at] Jordan Hall.
Recorded October 23, 1985. ([Boston, MA: s.n., 1985]). 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2328 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti [reading at] Salem State Teachers College.
Recorded April 12, 1978, at Salem State Teachers College, Salem, MA. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2330 C

Lawrence Ferlinghetti #17: [and] others reading LF. ([S.l.: s.n., 197-?]).
Recording of radio program "Inner Ear" hosted by John Ziegler, presenting Ferlinghetti and others reading his poems. Recorded April 12, 1978, at Salem State Teachers College, Salem, MA. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2324 C

Lecture Tour. [S.l.: s.n., 1978] Recorded July 10, 1978.
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2316 C

Lectures at the San Francisco Art Institute. Series of lectures delivered June 19 - July 25, 1978.
8 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2347 C

Let's Go: & Intro. to Painting of LF.
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2320 C

The Lord's Prayer Revisited.
Words by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (c. 1976) and music by Joseph Waters (c. 1984); sung by unidentified soprano. ([S.l.: s.n., 1987]
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2319 C

Manifesto.
Words by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (c. 1976) and music by Joseph Waters (c. 1984); sung by unidentified soprano. ([S.l.: s.n, 1984?]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2319 C

Mantras Sung in English: L. Ferlinghetti with harmonium.
Recorded May 20, 1971. Tape begins with "Great Chain of Being turning." (Bixby Canyon, [CA]: s.n., [1971]) 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2351 A

[Joy] Myers / Ferlinghetti.
Interview recorded April 13, 1983 at the student radio station of El Paso Community College.([El Paso, TX: s.n., 1983]) 1 sound cassette ` Bancroft Phonotape 2314 C

NET Presents USA: Poetry.
An interview with beat generation poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who reads from his work "Situation in the West," and partial selections by Allen Ginsberg including "Who to be kind to," "The king of May" and "New York to San Francisco." Originally filmed at the City Lights Bookstore in 1966. 10 min. DVD 9548

New Letters On the Air: Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Interview, recorded at City Lights Bookstore, date unknown. ([Kansas City, MO]: New Letters Magazine, University of Missouri, K.C., [1988]) 1 sound cassette 29 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2326 C

No Escape Except Peace.
Side A is Ferlinghetti reading his own poetry; Side B is German translations of Ferlinghetti poetry read by Walter Hollerer. (Wuppertal, W-Germany: S - Press Tonbandverlag: Distributed by Kretschmer & Grossmann, [198-], c1981) 1 sound cassette 65 min. Bancroft Phonotape 1793 C

No Escape Except Peace.
Side 1 is taken from Fantasy Record 7002 ... and 7004.... Side 2 was recorded on Oct. 9 & 10, 1981 in Dusseldorf, W-Germany" --liner notes. Poems. (Wuppertal, [Germany]: S Press Tonbandverlag, c1984.) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2331 C

No Escape Except Peace: Poetry as Resistance
Poetry reading recorded in Dusseldorf, Germany, 1982. ([Dusseldorf, Germany: s.n., 1982]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2307 C

The Old Italians Dying
([Philadelphia, PA?: s.n., 198-?]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2321 C

On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference: Reading, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg.
"Recorded by Wind Over the Earth, Inc., Boulder, Co." Bancroft Phonotape 2309 C

Onward Christian Soldiers: A Play for Radio.
Recorded April 5, 1984 at KPFA Radio Station. ([Berkeley?: s.n., 1984]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2335 C

[Open discussion].
Recorded at the University of Wisconsin Union Art Gallery, November 29, 1984, by Matt Leonard. (Milwaukee, WI: [s.n.], 1984.) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2303 C

Paul Carroll, Ferlinghetti.
Interview broadcast March 1975 on Radio Station WFMT Chicago, for the program "The Name and Nature of Poetry." ([Chicago?: WFMT?, 1975]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2343 C

Poesie als Widerstand
German radio broadcast, with Ferlinghetti reading his poems in English, and others reading them in German translations. Recorded February 14, 1985.([Germany: s.n., 1985]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2311 C

Poet As Enemy of the State.
[Band 1]. Poet as enemy of the State / L. Ferlinghetti. -- [Band 2.] Women's rights/revolution / D. Zamorra. ([S.l.: s.n., 198-?]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2313 C

Poetry Readings in The Cellar.
Accompanied by improvizations played by the Cellar Jazz Quintet. Program notes by Ralph J. Gleason on container. Contents: Thou Shalt Not Kill (In memory of Dylan Thomas) by Kenneth Rexroth.--Autobiography. The Statue of St. Francis. Junkman's Obbligato. By Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Recorded in The Cellar, San Francisco. (Fantasy 7002. [1959]) 1 disc Bancroft Phonotape 665:2 B; Bancroft Phonodisc 54

[Poetry Reading, San Francisco Press Club]
Recorded January 16, 1988; introduction by Michael McClure. ([San Francisco: Zoro Productions, 1988]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2323 C

[Reading] ([San Francisco?: s.n., 197-?])
Tape begins with a poem for Deborah. 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2373 B

Reading at Embry-Riddle Univ
Recorded February 1984.([Prescott, AZ?: s.n., 1984]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2334 C

[Reading at Oklahoma State University].
Recorded October 21, 1970.([Stillwater, OK: s.n., 1970]) 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2359 B

[Reading at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut].
Recorded in 1972? ([Hartford, CT: s.n., 1972?]) 2 sound tape reels Bancroft Phonotape 2361 B

Sailing Song/ Ferlinghettis (Lorenzo & Lawrence).
Lawrence Ferlinghetti and his three-year old son Lorenzo singing a children's song. ([San Francisco: s.n., 1971]) 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2355 A

Starting from San Francisco. Selections.
Accompanying the author's book: Starting from San Francisco. Contents: Starting from San Francisco -- New York-Albany -- Overpopulation. "Recorded during a reading at the University of California, Berkeley, on April 22, 1960." (New York: New Directions, [1961]) 1 sound disc Sound/C.121Accompanying book has call no.: PS3511.E557S8 1961 MAIN

Streets of Paris, Streets of San Francisco.
Ferlinghetti singing and accompanying himself on the guitar.([San Francisco?: L. Ferlinghetti, 1971])
1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2353 A

Studs w/ Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti recorded April 4, 1986; includes Ferlinghetti reading his poems, and Bob Darrow performing a jazz version of "That eternal dog that I used to have." ([Chicago: WFMT, 1986]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2338 C

Surprising New Evidence That Shakespeare Was Marlowe
Recorded March 1979. "... reporting from The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley."([Berkeley, Calif.?: s.n., 1979]) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2342 C

Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower, and Other Poems.
Editions recorded: San Francisco, Golden Mountain Press, c1958; New York, New Directions, c1958; and San Francisco, City Lights Books, c1955. Performers: Read by the author. (Fantasy 7004. [1958]) 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 664:1b B; Bancroft Phonodisc 50; Bancroft Phonodisc 731

Vitres de Son: 10 Micro-Operas Jazz.
Recorded August 22, 1987, at Roy Hart Theatre. Several poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others. (Malerogues, Anduze, France: [s.n.], 1987.) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2333 C

Worlds Made Flesh / Rebel Poets.
Contents: Let us pray / Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (San Francisco, CA: Revolutionary Records, p1989.) 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2624 C

Allen Ginsberg

VIDEO

Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
Gang of Souls
Lost, Lost, Lost
Poetry in Motion

Literary Kicks
Allen Ginsberg Project

Allen Ginsberg
An interview with poet Allen Ginsberg shortly before his death in 1997. Gives an overview of his work and of the Beat literary movement. Ginsberg tells the story of a famous 1955 San Francisco poetry reading where three key themes of the Beat movement--candor in thought and language, spirituality and environmentalism--were uncovered for the first time. He reads from three of his poems, including "Kaddish", and tells of his friendship with Jack Kerouac. Producers, Nicolas Doyou [et al] ...; writer and director, Phil Leclerc. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, c1997. 52 min. Video/C 5608

Allen Ginsberg
An interview with poet Allen Ginsberg, this program gives an overview of his work and of the Beat literary movement. Ginsberg tells the story of a famous 1955 San Francisco poetry reading where three key themes of the Beat movement--candor in thought and language, spirituality and environmentalism--were uncovered for the first time. He reads from three of his poems, including "Kaddish", and tells of his friendship with Jack Kerouac. Originally produced in 1995 as a segment of the television program: Literati. Dist.: Films Media Group. 52 min. DVD 6754

Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg, one of the major poetic voices of the twentieth century, reads poems and sings songs accompanied by Donald Was at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams. (Los Angeles, CA: The Lannan Foundation, c1989; Lannan Literary Videos; 9). 60 min. Video/C 3482

Allen Ginsberg and Friends.
Features readings and comments by the late Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg analyzes the poetry of Blake, then reads from his own poems. Other poets include Vietnamese-born Le Thi Diem Thuy, Robert Hass, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, and Yusef Komunyakaa, Li-Young Lee and Louis Jenkins who discuss poetic interpretations of personal and political history, and provide examples through readings from their poems. Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Waterloo Village, N.J. in 1997. Directed by Juan Mandelbaum, Barry Bransfield; a Geovision, Inc. production. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, [1998]). 59 min. Video/C 6140

Allen Ginsberg: Second Edition
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET on July 18, 1965 at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco and on Dec. 14, 1965 at Ginsberg's apartment and in the studio of Robert Lavigne, San Francisco. Ginsberg reads from his poetry, chants mantras, talks about the Vietnam War, and discusses other poets. Neal Cassady joins Ginsberg at City Lights; interviewed by Richard O. Moore. Originally produced: San Francisco, Calif.: KQED-TV, 1965. (USA: Poetry series). (San Francisco: American Poetry Archive, c1978). 55 min. DVD 9822 [preservation copy]; Video/C 1211

The Avant Garde
Presenter, William F. Buckley Jr.; guest, Allen Ginsberg. A discussion with beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg on the state of middle class America in the late 1960s. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Firing Line on May 7, 1968. 52 min. DVD X2671

Beat Legend Allen Ginsberg.
Performed at St. Mark's Church, Knitting Factory, Gas station, Continental Divide, Rapp Art Center, 1987-91. On this film Ginsberg, the king of hip verse, the poet-guru who ushered in the cultural counterrevolution, unleashes a storm of dream visions and poetic polemics, sometimes accompanied by a mini-pump organ, and bracketed with historical background information. (New York, NY: Thin Air Video, 1991) 86 min. Video/C 3701

Beat Legend Allen Ginsberg. Vol. 2
Contents: Visiting father and friends -- You don't know it -- A dream of Gaia -- May Day 1988 -- Blake's "Tyger" -- The velocity of money -- White shroud -- Report from China 1985 -- On the cremation of Trogyen Trumpa -- Yahweh and Allah battle -- CIA dope calypso -- Please, master -- Ginsberg meets Kenneth Koch: "Beats vs. NY School".

The beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg reads from his poetry. "The great appeal of breaking the rules for Ginsberg was the acceptance and approval of madness in an unconventional lifestyle." (New York, NY: Thin Air Video, 1996) 80 min. Video/C 8513

Ginsberg Sings Blake: Songs of Innocence & Experience.
A concert of 30 songs highlighting poems originally spun by William Blake, with inspired new melodies crafted by the poet Allen Ginsberg performed in a folk, country and neo-Renaissance style. Contents: Songs of Innocence: Shepherd -- Echoing Green -- Lamb -- Little Black Boy -- Blossom -- Chimney Sweeper -- Little boy lost/little boy found -- Laughing Song -- Cradle Song -- Divine Image -- Holy Thursday -- Night-Spring -- Nurse's song -- Infant Joy -- Dream -- On Another's Sorrow. Songs of Experience: Nurse's Song -- Sick Rose -- Fly -- Tyger -- My Pretty Rose-Tree -- Ah! Sun-Flower -- Garden of Love -- London -- Schoolboy -- Voice of the Ancient Bard. New York, NY: Thin Air Video, [199-?]. Video/C 4752

He Stands In a Desert
A film by Jonas Mekas. A film diary consisting of brief informal sketches of "everyday, unimportant" activities and events in the life of the experimental filmaker, Jonas Mekas, taken between 1969 and 1984. Includes brief portraits of people he spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather and many of his filmaker friends including Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Henri Langlois, Alberto Cavalcanti, Peter Kubelka, Kenneth Anger, Robert Breer, Willard Van Dyke and Hollis Frampton, or just friends including John Lennon, the J.F. Kennedy clan, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas. 124 min. Video/C 3978

The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg.
Credits: Producer/director, Jerry Aronson; editors, Nathaniel Dorsky, Jerry Aronson. Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities. Includes interviews with contemporaries of his cultural era. Features: William Burroughs, Ken Kesey, Abbie Hoffman, Jack Kerouac, Joan Baez, Norman Mailer, Amiri Baraka, Dick Cavett, Timothy Leary, William F. Buckley. 82 min. DVD 6808; vhs Video/C 3463

NET Presents USA: Poetry.
An interview with beat generation poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who reads from his work "Situation in the West," and partial selections by Allen Ginsberg including "Who to be kind to," "The king of May" and "New York to San Francisco." Originally filmed at the City Lights Bookstore in 1966. 10 min. DVD 9548

NET Presents USA: Poetry.
Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg hangs out with his friends in San Francisco, interspersed with partial readings from his poems including "Who to be kind to." Features Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky making music together while painter Robert Levine sketches them at play. 1966. 20 min. DVD 9547

No More to Say & Nothing to Weep For: An Elegy for Allen Ginsberg
This production features a biographical look at the life of Allen Ginsberg beginning with his early childhood. Many past performances of Ginsberg reading his original work are included, as well as a number of friends and colleagues offering their take on the poet's life and work. Featured friends and poets include Gary Snyder, Ann Charters, Robert Creeley, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Glass, Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Michael McClure, Ed Sanders, and Patti Smith, as well as a performance with Paul McCartney. Produced and directed by Colin Still. 1997. 50 min. DVD 6679

Peter Whitehead and the Sixties
Contents: Wholly communion / Lorrimer Films Ltd. presents ; photographed, edited, directed by Peter Whitehead (1965, b&w; 32 min.) -- Benefit of the doubt / a Lorrimer-Saga production ; directed by Peter Whitehead (1967, col. & b&w, 66 min.).

Wholly communion: Beat poets (Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Harry Fainlight, Alexander Trocchi) read their works in an informal setting at the Royal Albert Hall in June 1965. Peter Whitehead wandered the stage with a borrowed camera, creating an anarchic film of the event many consider to be England's introduction to the 1960s counterculture. Benefit of the doubt: A filming of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of US, a controversial play on the provocative question of Britain's relationship to America during the Vietnam War. DVD X6262

A Poet on the Lower East Side: A Docu-diary on Allen Ginsberg, May 1995
A week in the life of Allen Ginsberg spent with the Hungarian writer and translator of Ginsberg's works Istvan Eorsi, and a small camera crew in the streets of New York. Sharing thoughtful discussions with the famed American Beat poet, Eorsi himself was known for his sarcastic, often abrasive style and passionately held political views on revisionist Marxism and the 1956 Hungarian revolution, for which he was subsequently jailed. Produced, edited and directed by Gyula Gazdag. 1997. 96 min. DVD X164

AUDIO

The Beat Generation
Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
The Unheard Hour
You're a Hook

Allen Ginsberg.
Broadcast April 1988 on the radio program New Letters on the air. Allen Ginsberg reads the poem, "Homage to the guru," and talks about censorship and his impending lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. (Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, 1988). 1 sound cassette 29 min. Sound/C 1203

Allen Ginsberg: First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs.
Sung by Allen Ginsberg, with his accompaniment on the Benares harmonium.

Contents: 4 a.m. Blues (New York Blues; New York Youth Call Annunciation) --Come Back Christmas (MacDougal Street blues) -- CIA Dope Calpso -- Put Down Yr Cigarette Rag -- Slack Key Guitar (Siratoka Beach Croon) -- Bus Ride Ballad Road to Suva -- Prayer Blues -- Dope Fiend Blues. Recorded by Harry Smith in New York in 1972 as part of his project "materials for the Study of Relation and Culture in the Lower East Side. (New York: Folkways Records, c1981). 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1457:2b B

Allen Ginsberg [reading in] California Hall, Aug. 25, 1978.
(Berkeley, Calif.: s.n.], 1978). 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1941 C

Archetypes (Hollywood: MGM, 1974]).
Settings by Ginsburg of poems of William Blake, principally from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Interpretive notes by Ginsburg on insert.

Contents: Songs of Innocence: Introduction -- Shepherd -- Echoing Green --The Lamb -- Little Black Boy -- The Blossom -- Chimney Sweeper -- Little Boy Lost -- Little Boy Found -- Laughing Song -- Holy Thursday -- Night. Songs of Experience: Introduction -- Nurse's Song -- Sick rose -- Ah! Sunflower -- Garden of Love -- London -- Human Abstract -- Tirzah. Grey Monk.

Performers: Interpreted by the composer and Peter Orlovsky, with instrumental accompaniment. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonodisc 133

Beauty and the Beast..
Poetry reading of August 1975. Contents: Anne Waldman. Rocky Plutonium fantasy. Notes from rolling stones. Sun the blond out. Fast Speaking Woman.--Allen Ginsberg. Howl (for Carl Solomon). (Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1976). 1 cassette Sound/C 158

The Birth of Tragedy Magazine's Fear, Power, God: Spoken Word, Graven Image Compilation..
Partial Contents: The Lord's Prayer / Lawrence Ferlinghetti. -- A Song. Dream about William Carlos Williams / Allen Ginsberg. -- Prison tape / Charles Manson. (Stanford, CA: CFY Records, c1987). 1 cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2346 C

The Dharma Bums (Read by Allen Ginsberg).
2 sound cassettes 170 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2552 C 2 tapes

Ginsberg/McClure 6/76 Reading.Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992].
2 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2558 C 2 tapes
Recorded June 16, 1976. Introduction by Anne Waldman.

Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Kesey reading.
Recorded July 31, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Ken Kesey accompanies Allen Ginsberg on the guitar. "#53." (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]). 1 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2547 C

Ginsberg's Thing.
Contents: Zen Buddhist chant "High perfect wisdom" -- Message II -- Cafe in Warsaw -- Who to be kind to -- Portland Coliseum -- First Party at Ken Keesey's [sic] (with Hell's Angels) -- Uptown -- To the body -- Small Spoleto Mantra -- Allen

Ginsberg reading translations of the poetry of Guiseppe [sic] Ungaretti. The recordings took place at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy (London: Transatlantic Records, [1969?]). 1 sound disc. Bancroft Phonotape 777:2a

Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems and Songs, 1949-1993.
Contents: Vol. l. Moloch! Walking at night in Key West; A Mad Gleam; The green Automobile; A Supermarket in California; Howl; for Carl Solomon; Footnote to Howl; America; Sunflower Sutra; Green Valentine Blues; Death to Van Gogh's ear

Vol. 2: Caw! Caw! Kaddish; for Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956; To Aunt Rose; Kral Majales; King of May; Guru

Vol. 3. Ah! Wales Visitation; The End; I Am a Victim of Telephone; The Echoing Green; The Lamb; Little Boy Lost; Little Boy Found ; Laughing Song; the Sick Rose; Nurse's Song; Experience; City Midnight Junk Strains; For Frank O'Hara; A Cradle Song ; Infant Joy; The Fly; Voice of the Bard; School Boy; A Dream; Who be Kind To; First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels; Pacific High Studio Mantras; Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum; Wichita Vortex Sutra; part 3; Murse's Song; Innocence; Pull My Daisy

Vol. 4. Ashes & Blues. Capitol Air; Written in My Dreams by W.C. Williams; CIA dope calypso; Vomit Express; Please Master; The Little Fish Devours the Big Fish; Prayer Blues; Birdbrain; Gospel Noble Truths; Hum Bom; Airplane Blues; On Neal's Ashes; September on Jessore Road; Father Feath Blues; Do the Meditation Rock; After Lalon.

Performers: Allen Ginsberg reading (sometimes over instrumental accompaniment) or singing his own poems and those of William Blake; with various instrumentalists. (Santa Monica, Calif.: Rhino/Word Beat, c1994.). 4 sound cassettes ca. 300 min. MRC Sound/C 1281; Bancroft BANC CD 008 discs 1-4

Howl, and Other Poems.
Edition recorded: the author's work of the same title, amd his Kaddish and other poems (San Francisco, City Lights Pocket Bookshop, 1956 and 1959). Performers: Read by the author. Recorded in Chicago, Jan. 1959, and in San Francisco, June 1959. (Berkeley, CA: Fantasy Records, [1959]). Phonodisc Bancroft Phonotape 664:2b B

Kaddish.(Atlantic 4001. [1966]).
Read by Allen Ginsberg. "#55." 1 disc. 33 1/ 3 rpm Bancroft Phonotape 944:1a B

Hydrogen Jukebox.
Music by Philip Glass; libretto by Allen Ginsberg. (Beverly Hills, Ca.: Elektra Nonesuch, p1993). 1 sound disc Music MUSI CD8573

Allen Ginsberg Reading.
(Berkeley, Calif.: s.n.], 1977). Bancroft Phonotape 1942 C

Lion for Real
(New York: Great Jones, 1989) Lawrence Ferlinghetti archive sound recordings. 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 2370 A

Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padme Siddi Hum [Allen Ginsberg]
(San Francisco?: s.n., 197-?) 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 2384:1 A

On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference: Reading, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg.
Recorded by Wind Over the Earth, Inc., Boulder, Co. Bancroft Phonotape 2309 C

Poems. Selections.
Allen Ginsberg reading at Better Books. London. Contents: Who Will Take Over the Universe -- From Journals -- Women -- From Journals -- Vulture Peak -- Poem Around the Greek Jukeboxes -- The Olympics -- Mantra -- Music of the Spheres -- Morning -- Why is God Love, Jack? -- Moments Return -- The Spectres -- King of May. (London: Better Books, c1959). 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 664:2a B

September on Jessore Road [Allen Ginsberg])
Performers: Vocals: Allen Ginsberg; Guitar: Steven Taylor; Mondriaan String Quartet.(Amsterdam: Soyo Records, c1992 Compact disc Bancroft BANC CD 005

Jack Hirschman

VIDEO

The Beats: An Existential Comedy
A film that captures the magic of the Beat generation and their continuing legacy expands into a larger discussion of what it meant to be a poet in America when the ignoble spirit of McCarthyism was loose in the land. From Venice to North Beach to Greenwich Village, the Beats found answers in Buddhism, friendship, and the power of their words. Using an emotional tone which is exactly right and a lovely style of filmic poetry, the beats are immortalized here with heart and soul. Featuring: Aya, Shirley Clarke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Stuart Z. Perkoff, Frank T. Rios, Viva, Andy Warhol. 60 min.Video/C 4674

AUDIO

Jack Hirschman interviewed by Jack Foley.
[Berkeley, Calif.: KPFA, 1991]. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 2471 C

John Clellon Holmes

Huncke, Holmes, Burroughs Reading. Recorded July 31, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. (Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]). "#55." 1 sound cassette 90 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2539 C

Herbert Huncke

Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Herbert Huncke.
Recorded March 21, 1987 in Lowell, MA, at the Celebration of Jack Kerouac. Ferlinghetti reads from a manuscript given to him by Jack Kerouac titled Poems, All Sizes. Introduction by Brian Foye.(Lowell, MA: s.n., 1987). Bancroft Phonotape 2308 C

Herbert Huncke & Lawrence Ferlinghetti at celebration of Jack Kerouac at Lowell, Mass.
Recorded March 21, 1987. Introduction by Brian Foye. 1 sound tape reel (Lowell, MA: s.n., 1987). Bancroft Phonotape 2360 B

Huncke, Holmes, Burroughs Reading.
Recorded July 31, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder.(Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]). "#55."1 sound cassette 90 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2539 C

Memorial for Herbert Huncke
An appreciation by the friends of author and poet, Herbert Huncke, the authentic "professor of hip, a street cat to the bone." In his youth Huncke traveled in boxcars and on hobo rails; his teachers were carney freaks and some were criminals. He became the voice of the disenfranchised and dwellers on the fringe. Film includes Huncke's last reading on January 10, 1966 for the Poetry Project. Held at Friends Seminary at St. Mark's Church, New York, in November, 1996. Documentation by Mitch Corber. New York, NY: Thin Air Video, 1996. 110 min. Video/C 7184

Ted Joans

Ted Joans Interviewed by Jack Foley..
Tape also includes Jana Harris interviewed by Jack Foley taped Oakland Nov. 15, 1989. (Berkeley, Calif.: Pro Verse, 1989.). 2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2262 C

Reading by Ted Joans, UC Berkeley, February 2, 2000
Introduction by Ismael Reed. Berkeley Language Center -- Speech Archive SA 1640 Sounds/C 1398

Listen to it (Requires Real Media Player)

Bob Kaufman

VIDEO

West Coast Beat & Beyond

AUDIO

Bob Kaufman Poet..
...insights of Kaufman's fellow poets, old friends, and scholars with actors and musicians ... including comments from Amiri Baraka, Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Broadcast on KPFA on April 13, 1991. (Berkeley, CA: KPFA, 1991). 2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2436 C

Jack Kerouac

VIDEO

West Coast Beat & Beyond

The Hippies
Host, William F. Buckley, Jr.; guests : Lewis Yablonsky, chairman, Dept. of Sociology, San Fernando State College, California ; Ed Sanders, poet and musician with the rock group The Fugs ; and Jack Kerouac, novelist and icon of the Beat Generation. Originally taped as an episode of the television program Firing Line on September 3, 1968. 50 min. DVD X2672

Interview with Jack Kerouac
In 1967 two years before his death, Jack Kerouac was invited to Montreal by Radio-Canada to tape this interview. Mr. Kerouac speaks of his childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts and the reasons why he returned to live there after achieving fame. He also talks about his love of travel, his writing style and his definition of the "Beat Generation" and "Beatniks." Originally presented in 1967 as a segment on the French Canadian television series "Le sel de la semaine". 23 min. DVD 6547

Jack Kerouac
Commentary: John Suiter, Tom Clark, Joyce Johnson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Giroux, John Sampas, Ann Douglas, Carolyn Cassady.

Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism. Interviews with: John Suiter, Tom Clark, Joyce Johnson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Giroux, John Sampas, Ann Douglas, Carolyn Cassady. A BBC/NVC Arts co-production in association with RAI Thematic Channels. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, c1998. 50 min. Video/C 5601

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats
Kerouac's writings took American literature to new levels of creativity and inspired unprecedented social change. Rare documentary footage and interviews with some of his most famous contemporaries such as Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William Burroughs shed light on the life of this amazing writer. Special features: Original On the road scroll with Kerouac voice-over ; classic william Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg documentary clips ; rare Kerouac interview outtakes with William F. Buckley ; photo gallery. 1984. 73 min. DVD 2076

A Jack Kerouac Romnibus.
Multimedia presentation of the life and work of Jack Kerouac, a Beat Generation author and poet, via text, photographs, graphics, sound, animation, and video. Features complete works and excerpted writings of Kerouac, archival materials, biographical information, interviews, and bebop music. (New York, NY: Penguin Books USA, Inc.; Mind in Motion, c1995). MRC Compu/D 317; Bancroft BANC COMPU/F 7 Note: Accompanying material (press kit for the relase of the CD ROM) shelved in portfolio with call no. BANC COMPU/F 7 suppl.

Jack Kerouac's Road: a Franco-American Odyssey.
Through excerpts, period footage, and candid interviews, this film shows how Kerouac's restless seeking as a literary bohemian embodied a larger Franco-American pattern of emigration and displacement.([Ottawa]: National Film Board of Canada, [1989]). 55 min. Video/C 6885; Bancroft Motion Picture 752 D

Kerouac: On the Road with Jack.
Credits: Producer and director, John Antonelli; writer, John Tyfel, John Antonelli and Frank Cevarich; co-producer, Will Parrinello; music, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Zoot Sims; editor, Will Parrinello. Award-winning docu-drama about the king of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac. Combines rare footage featuring Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William Burroughs with music by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Zoot Sims. 73 min. Video/C 2253

The Poetable Jack Kerouac
Readings, perfomances and reminiscences of Jack Kerouac, celebrating the Viking publications of The Portable Jack Kerouac, and Selected Letters, 1940-1956. Performers: Ann Charters, Clark Coolidge, Dave Van Ronk, Allen Ginsberg, Maggie Estep, David Amram, Ed Sanders, Graham Parker, Lee Ranaldo. 120 min. Video/C 6664

San Francisco Beat: A Discussion on Jack Kerouac
Beat poet masters Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Michael McClure talk about the guru of the beat movement, Jack Kerouac. Ginsberg recites Kerouac's verse and does an incredible Buddhist chant. Filmed on location at City Lights Book Store, San Francisco, 1973. A film by Allen Willis. 10 min. DVD X5457

To Save Jack Kerouac's Daughter
Performers: Jan Kerouac, David Bowers, Ken Kesey, Ken Babs, "Ramblin" Jack Elliott, Harvey Mandel and the Electric Snake Band, Gerald Nicosia. In this benefit performance to raise money for a kidney transplant for Jack Kerouac's daughter, Jan Kerouac, a variety of performers present musical and poetic tributes to Jack Kerouac. A Claire Burch film 26 min. Video/C 5530

What Happened to Kerouac?
Investigates the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. This portrait shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon an essentially reticent man whose influence is still felt throughout the world. With Allen Ginsberg, Edie Parker Kerouac, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, Steve Allen, William Buckley, Charlie Parker, Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady, Gary Snyder, Jan Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Herbert Huncke, Fran Landesman, Ed Sanders, John Clellon Holmes, Ann Charters, Ed White, Diane DiPrima, Father "Spike" Morissette, Steve Allen, Joyce Johnson, Robert Creeley, Lewis Yablonsky. Directed by Richard Lerner, Lewis MacAdams. 1986. 96 min.DVD X2964; Video/C 1058

AUDIO

The Unheard Hour

Corso, Gregory
Gregory Corso Reading "Elegaic Feelings American," Elegy on Jack Kerouac at City Lights Publishing House: San Francisco, 1970 Jan.
1 sound tape reel: analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track; 5 in. Bancroft Phonotape 991:1a A

Corso, Orlovsky, Kerouac, Bremser, Johnson..
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982. "#57A, 57B." 2 sound cassettes, 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2537 C 2 tapes

The Dharma Bums (Read by Allen Ginsberg).
2 sound cassettes 170 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2552 C 2 tapes

Harrison, Lou
Seven Pastorales. Lou Harrison. Estruscan Concerto / Peggy Glanville-Hicks. June Buddhas (from Mexico City Blues [Kerouac]) / Terry Riley. Ocean, NJ: MusicMasters; USA: Distributed by BMG Music, p1992. 1 sound disc (57 min., 25 sec.) Music MUSI CD8168

Herbert Huncke & Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Celebration of Jack Kerouac at Lowell, Mass.
[Lowell, MA: s.n., 1987] Bancroft Phonotape 2360 B

Jack Kerouac.
From the National Public Radio program Options. Performers: Lawrence Lee, narrator. Interview of Lawrence Lee coauthor of Barry Gifford's work Jack's book, an oral biography of Jack Kerouac.(Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 1979). 55 min. Sound/C 684

The Jack Kerouac Collection.
Contents: 1. Poetry for the beat generation -- 2. Blues and haikus -- 3. Readings by Jack Kerouac on the beat generation -- 4. The Last word.

Performers: Read by the author; featuring piano accompaniment by Steve Allen on the 1st cassette and saxophone accompaniment by Zoot Sims and Al Cohn on the 2nd cassette. (Santa Monica, Calif.: Rhino Records], c1990).

4 sound cassettes 180 min. MRC Sound/C 1183; Bancroft Phonotape.2291.C Program notes removed and shelved as fPS3572.A486 J33 1989

Jack Kerouac Reading from Dr. Sax and Old Angel Midnight.
Recorded by Kerouac in his apartment for Lois Sorrels. (Northport, Long Island, N.Y.: s.n., 1967). 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1849 C

Jack Kerouac Reads from On the Road.
Ain't we got fun (2:31) -- On the road (Jazz of the Beat Generation) (28:40) -- On the Road (Song) (2:16) -- Come rain or shine (3:37) -- Orizaba 210 Blues (9:32) (cont'd) -- When a woman loves a man (2:54) -- Leavin' town (3:00) -- Washington D.C. Blues (17:43) -- On the road (3:58).

The author reads his poetry. Includes previously unpublished "Washington D.C. Blues" and some tracks of Jack singing the swing thing. Salem, MA: Rykodisc, c1999. Sound/D 47

Kerouac in Montreal: An interview. (Montreal, Quebec).
(CBC-TV, 1967.). Recorded 7 March 1967 on "Le Sel de la Semaine" in Joual, a French-Canadian patois. 1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1850 C

Kerouac-- Kicks, Joy, Darkness.
Contents: 1. Kerouac (performed by Morphine) -- 2. Bowery blues (Lydia Lunch) -- 3. My gang (Michael Stipe) -- 4. Dream: "Us kids swim off a gray pier..." (Steven Tyler) -- 5. Letter to William S. Burroughs & Ode to Jack (Hunter S. Thompson) -- 6. Skid Row wine (Maggie Estep & The Spitters) -- 7. America's new trinity of love: Dean, Brando, Presley (Richard Lewis) -- 8. Dream: "On a sunny afternoon ..." (Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Helium) -- 9. MacDouglas Street blues (Jack Kerouac & Joe Strummer) -- 10. The Brooklyn Bridge blues, choruses 1-9 (Allen Ginsberg) --11. Hymn (Eddie Vedder, Campbell 2000 & Sadie) -- 12. Old western movies (William Burroughs & Tomandandy) -- 13. Silly goofball pomes (Juliana Hatfield) -- 14. The moon (John Cale) -- Contents: 15. "Madroad driving..." (performed by Johnny Depp & Come) -- 16. "Have you ever seen anyone like Cody Pomeray?..." (Robert Hunter) -- 17. Letter to John Clellon Holmes (Lee Ranside & Dana Colley) -- 18. Pome on Doctor Sax (Anna Domino) -- 19. Mexico rooftop (Rob Buck & Danny Chauvin as Hitchhiker) -- 20. The last hotel (Patti Smith with Thurston Moore & Lenny Kaye) -- 21. Running through; Chinese poem song (Warren Zevon & Michael Wolff) -- 22. Woman (Jim Carroll with Lee Ranaldo, Lenny Kaye & Anton Saneo) -- 23. Mexican loneliness (Matt Dillon with Joey Altruda, Joe Gonzalez & Pablo Calogero) -- 24. Angel mine (Inger Lorre & Jeff Buckley) -- 25. The Brooklyn Bridge blues, chorus 10 (Eric Anderson) Salem, MA: Rykodisc, 1997. 1 sound disc: digital Sound/D 9

Mexico City Blues: (242 choruses)
Performers: Read by Allen Ginsberg. Unabridged reading of Kerouac's "spontaneous bop prosody," 242 consecutive choruses, each the poetic equivalent of a single inspired jazz solo on fixed themes. Boston, Mass.: Shambhala Lion Editions; [New York]: Distributed by Random House, p1996. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 180 min.) Bancroft Phonotape 2897 C:1-2

On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference: Reading, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg.
Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982. Bancroft Phonotape 2309 C

Over the Edge, Jack Kerouac
An irreverant but affectionate look at the life and work of Jack Kerouac through live music, poetry, improvised drama, phone-ins, and other chance encounters. Records and rare tapes of Kerouac reading and being interviewed... (Berkeley, Calif.: KPFA, 1988?).
4 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2224 C

Poetry for the Beat Generation.
Jack Kerouac; with Steve Allen, piano. Contents: October in the Railroad Earth (7:09) - Deadbelly (1:03) - Charlie Parker (3:42) - The Sounds of the Universe Coming in My Window (3:16) - One Mother (0:48) - Goofing at the Table (1:42) - Bowery Blues (3:54) - Abraham (1:14) - Dave Brubeck (0:29) - I Had a Slouch Hat Too One Time (6:15) - The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception (1:53) - McDougal Street blues (3:21) - The moon her majesty (1:34) - I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous (0:34). (New York: Hanover Records, 1959). 1 sound cassette 53 min. Bancroft Phonotape 1847 C

Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation.
(New York:Verve Records, 1959; Pacifica Radio Archive) 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1848 C

Sea.
Includes jazz setting of Kerouac poem "Sea" by Don Metz. Contents: Side 1. Sidewalkin'/Mantra for Kerouac -- Which no amount of funk can excuse -- Prelude to sea. Side 2. Sea. (Buffalo, NY: East Buffalo Media Association, c1986) Bancroft Phonodisc 723

Philip Lamantia

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
West Coast Beat & Beyond

Michael McClure

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
Poetry in Motion
The Unheard Hour

Censorship & the Beats
Panelists: Jay Landesman, Michael McClure, William Burroughs and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "302." "Recorded by Wind Over the Earth, Inc., Boulder, Co." (Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982). Bancroft Phonotape 2305 C

Ginsberg/McClure 6/76 Reading.
Recorded June 16, 1976. Introduction by Anne Waldman.Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992]. 2 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2558 C 2 tapes

Michael McClure
Michael McClure reads selections of his recent poetry. Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET at the lion house at the San Francisco Zoo on January 26, 1966, and the artist's home. DVD 9070 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1217

Waldman, McClure, Di Prima
Recorded July 28, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. (Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]) "#56A-#56B." 2 sound cassettes 110 min Bancroft Phonotape 2548 C 2 tapes

Jack Micheline

VIDEO

West Coast Beat & Beyond

Jack Micheline and Andy Clausen
Jack Micheline: Baudelaire; Ballad of Benny Rhodes; A real poem; Tale of a slow moving freight; Street of lost fools; Genius; Reflections on saints; Zion Hill; Love beats a drum across the sky (16 min.) -- Andy Clausen: I'm dreamin'; Teenage sex; Koonsah, King of the World; Bosnia; For India; It's just Gokyo Lake; Downtown Denver; The Great Stupah; Ahoy, Mr. President (32 min.)

Consists of poetry readings by two of the Beat Generation's notable survivors. Jack Micheline is a self-taught poet who continues to produce vital poetry over decades. His oral poetry, meant to be read aloud, captures the rhythms of street speech and various ethnic dialects, depicting a deeply cynical view of the artist's role in America. Andy Clausen is an uncommon poet of the common man, whose works examine the human condition on the personal, familial and national levels. [between 1995 and 1999]. 48 min. Video/C 9460

AUDIO

The Cafe Milano Series [of poetry readings]. Berkeley, Calif. [s.n.]. 1988
Inventory of readings, reel by reel, available as Phonotape 1989 Notes. 51 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1989 C

Performances of East Bleeker, A play by Jack Micheline.
3 sound reels Bancroft Phonotape 1877 B,D

Solomon, Micheline Reading.
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982] #54 1 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2540 C

Songs and Poems: written by Jack Micheline.
(San Francisco, Calif.: Greenlight Press, 1976) sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1761:1c A; Bancroft Phonodisc 440

Tigers in the sky
(San Francisco, Calif.: Greenlight Press, 1976.) 1 sound disc Bancroft Phonotape 1761:1b A; Bancroft Phonodisc 440

Peter Orlovsky

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
Poetry in Motion II

Me and My Brother.
Features: Julius Orlovsky, Peter Orlovsky, John Coe, Allen Ginsberg, Seth Allen, Roscoe Lee Brown, Joseph Chaikin, Christopher Walken, with supporting cast. Robert Frank's first feature length film describes the inner and outer world of a man who is catatonic schizophrenic. Episodes in Julius Orlovsky's life and the experiences of other people associated with Julius are inserted within the fictional framework of a film production. Made between 1965 and 1968. (Houston, Tex.: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 199?). 85 min Media Resources Center, DVD 9964; vhs Video/C 999:2156

Corso, Orlovsky, Kerouac, Bremser, Johnson..
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1982. "#57A, 57B." 2 sound cassettes, 135 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2537 C 2 tapes

Kenneth Patchen

The Beat Generation.
The Unheard Hour.

The Funny Fables of Kenneth Patchen..
(Green Tree Records, 101 (204l5) 1971) 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 666:2 B; Bancroft Phonodisc 69

Kenneth Patchen Reads His Love Poems..
(Folkways Records FL 9719. [1961]) 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 668:1b B; Bancroft Phonodisc 78

Kenneth Patchen Reads His Poetry with the Chamber Jazz Sextet..
(Cadence CLP 3004. [n.d.]) 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 945:2b B; Bancroft Phonodisc 160; Sound/C 821

Selected Poems of Kenneth Patchen: Read by Kenneth Patchen..
(New York: Folkways, [1959]) 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 1864:1a B; Bancroft Phonodisc 453

Kenneth Rexroth

The Beat Generation.
Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.

Kenneth Rexroth at the Black Hawk.
Poetry reading by the author accompanied by jazz-orchestra improvisations. Recorded at the Black Hawk, San Francisco. 1 disc. Bancroft Phonotape 945:2c B; Bancroft Phonodisc 161

Poetry Readings in The Cellar.
Accompanied by improvizations played by the Cellar Jazz Quintet. Program notes by Ralph J. Gleason on container. Contents: Thou Shalt Not Kill (In memory of Dylan Thomas) by Kenneth Rexroth.--Autobiography. The Statue of St. Francis. Junkman's Obbligato. By Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Recorded in The Cellar, San Francisco. (Fantasy 7002. [1959]) 1 disc Bancroft Phonotape 665:2 B; Bancroft Phonodisc 54

A Sword in a Cloud of Light.
Contents: I Dream of Leslie -- Blue Sunday -- Sharp in My Heart -- Married Blues -- Sottoportico San Zaccaria -- This Night Only -- Between Myself and Death -- For Eli Jacobson -- A Sword in a Cloud of Light -- Void only -- Akiko translations: "Press My Breasts"/"Black Hair" -- Marichiko translations: "Who is there? Me"/"I Hold Your Head Tight"/"Every Morning" -- On Flower Wreath Hill. Performers: Poems; read by the author. (Washington D.C.: Watershed Intermedia, 1979) 1 sound cassette 58 min. Sound/C.995

Gary Snyder

VIDEO

Poetry in Motion

Readings by Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder (Lannan Literary Videos; 78).
Poet and novelist Wendell Berry who lives and works hisfarm in Kentucky has been called the "prophet of rural America." Gary Snyder's poems reflect his study of Eastern literature and culture, his commitment to the environment and his concepts of humanity's place in the cosmos. Here both authors read from their works followed by an interview with Jack Shoemaker, editor-in-chief of Counterpoint Press. Recorded on Recorded on November 10, 1999. 89 min. Video/C 9092

Gary Snyder(Lannan Literary Videos; 8.)
Gary Snyder, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams, and speaks with high school students at Harvard School 2 videocassettes 120 min. Video/C 3481 Pt. 1-2

Gary Snyder: Second Edition
Outtakes from the NET film series USA: Poetry. Filmed off-air by NET at the U.C. Berkeley Poetry Conference, April 1965. Gary Snyder reads selections of his poetry; includes portions of an interview with Richard O. Moore. 1 videocassette 37 min. DVD 8983 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1219

AUDIO

The Unheard Hour

Gary Snyder, Lunch Poems, 2/6/97
Program held in the University of California Doe Library, Morrison Room on December 6, 2001. Gary Snyder reads from his own works. Author of over twenty-five books of poetry and essays, and recipient of many honors including the Pulitizer Prize, he is celebrated for his vision of life immersed in nature and the wisdom of traditional Pacific Rim cultures, and for his poetry's distinctive rhythms. Sound/C 1516

Gary Snyder Reading at College of Marin. San Rafael, Calif.
3 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 1922 C

Reading by Gary Snyder, UC Berkeley, March 12, 1987
Berkeley Language Center -- Speech Archive SA 1640

1. Reading: LISTEN TO IT HERE (with Real Player)

Today's Poets: Their Poems, Their Voices, vol. 4.
(Scholastic Records FS 11004. 1968). Bancroft Phonotape 659:1 B

There is No Other Life: Selected Poems 1954 to 1974.
A selection of poems from Riprap.--Myths and texts.--The back country.--Regarding Wave.--Turtle Island. "Recorded by Michael Kohler at Kikitdizze in the Sierra Nevada, California on August 21, 1974." 1 cassette Sound/C 186

This is Our Body.
Performers: Poems read by the author. Side 1 recorded at Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington D.C., March 30, 1989. Side 2 recorded at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C., April 1, l989. (Washington, D.C.: Watershed Intermedia, 1989) 1 cassette 61 min. Sound/C 1170

Today's Poets: Their Poems, Their Voices, vol. 4.
(Scholastic Records FS 11004. 1968). Bancroft Phonotape 659:1

Twelve Contemporary Poets: 1966 Houston Poetry Festival Poets Reading Selections of Their Own Works
Edited by William J. Scannell for the Poetry Festival at the 1966 annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Chammpaign, Ill751 National Council of Teachers of English, [1966?]

Contents: Robert Bly -- Robert Creeley --Richard Eberhart --Donald Hall -- Galway Kinnell -- Carolyn Kizer -- W. S. Merwin -- Josephine Miles -- Gary Snyder -- William Stafford -- May Swenson -- Reed Whittemore. Bancroft Phonotape 1863:2a B

Carl Solomon

Solomon, Micheline Reading.
Recorded July 30, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982] #54 1 sound cassette 80 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2540 C

Anne Waldman

VIDEO

Fried Shoes and Cooked Diamonds
The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Gang of Souls
Poetry in Motion

The NY Beat Generation Show. Volume 2, Women and the Beats.
A Thin Air video series documenting the historic Beat Generation Conference, May 1994, Town Hall & NY University.

Panel: Ann Charters, Carolyn Cassady, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Jan Kerouac, Joanne Kyger. Performers: Interviews: Pam Grossman, J.M. Theisen. Performers: Moderator: Anne Waldman.

A panel discussion by women authors who were involved in the "beat generation" of the late 50's and 60's. (NewYork, NY: Thin Air Video, [1994?]). 57 min. Video/C 4337

AUDIO

Anne Waldman. (Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, 1988.).
Poetry reading of August 1975. Contents: Poetry reading by the author. Broadcast April 1988 on the radio program New letters on the air. 1 cassette 29 min. Sound/C 1214

Beauty and the Beast.
Poetry reading of August 1975. Contents: Anne Waldman. Rocky Plutonium fantasy. Notes from rolling stones. Sun the blond out. Fast Speaking Woman.--Allen Ginsberg. Howl (for Carl Solomon). (Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute, c1976). 1 cassette Sound/C 158

John Giorno & Anne Waldman.
Contents: Everyone is a Complete Disappointment, by John Giorno.--Drinking the Blood of Every Woman's Period, by John Giorno.--For the Voice of Montserrat Caballe, Error, Sisters, Plutonium Poem, Billy Work Peyote, Sun the Blonde Out, Shaman hisses you slide back into the night, by Anne Waldman.--Fast Speaking Woman, White Eyes, Musical Garden, by Anne Waldman. Recorded at various places, 1974-77. (Giorno Poetry Systems Records GPS 010-011. p1977.) 2 discs Bancroft Phonotape 1173:1 B; Bancroft Phonodisc 201

Non Stop..
(New York, New York: Muse Records, 1981). 1 cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1797 C

Poetry Flash Benefit, 10/16/92.
Recorded by Marty McGee, October 16, 1992 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. "This multi-disciplinary bash features poets Michael McClure with Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, Anne Waldman, Dianne di Prima, Joanna Kyger, and poet/Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter."-- accompanying press release. [San Francisco: s.n.], 1992) 2 sound cassettes Bancroft Phonotape 2824 C:1-2

Waldman, McClure, Di Prima
Recorded July 28, 1982 at the Jack Kerouac Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder. Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1982]) "#56A-#56B." 2 sound cassettes 110 min Bancroft Phonotape 2548 C 2 tapes

Lew Welch

AUDIO

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.

The Author of Wobbly Rock Reading His Own Poetry.
Los Angeles: Pacifica Tape Library, [19--]. 1 sound tape reel: analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 track; 5 in. Bancroft Phonotape 807 A

Maya benefit Reading: Berkeley, Calif., 1970 Apr. 2.
1 sound tape Bancroft Phonotape 861 B

Jack Shoemaker, David Meltzer and Lew Welch: At the Isla Vista Episcopal Church, a Unicorn Reading, 1969 Apr. 7.
1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 864 B

Lew Welch at the Unicorn Bookshop: Isla Vista, Calif., 1967
1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 872 B

Berkeley Poetry Conference (1st: 1965) Berkeley Poetry Conference: Berkeley, Calif., 1965
10 sound tape reels Bancroft Phonotape 192 B

On Bread and Poetry.
Los Angeles: Pacifica Tape Library, [1964]. 1 sound tape reel Bancroft Phonotape 805 A

Rolling Renaissance, 1968.
5 sound tape reels Bancroft Phonotape 997 B

Philip Whalen

VIDEO

Philip Whalen
USA: Poetry series. Filmed off-air by NET on Oct. 10, 1965 in San Francisco, Calif. An interview with Philip Whalen in which he discusses his techniques for writing poetry and reads some of his poems. (San Francisco: American Poetry Archive, c1965) 1 videocassette DVD 9812 [preservation copy] Video/C 1214

AUDIO

Howls, Raps & Roars: Recordings from the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance.
The Unheard Hour.

Philip Whalen [reading in] California Hall, Aug. 25, 1978.
1 sound cassette Bancroft Phonotape 1924 C

Whalen 76 & 87 Readings.
Recorded August 4, 1976 and June 23, 1987. Introduction by Ed Sanders.(Boulder, Colorado: Naropa Institute Archives Project, [1992]) 1 sound cassette 90 min. Bancroft Phonotape 2561 C

The Beat Sensibility in Film/Experimental Film in the 50's and Early 60's

Kenneth Anger

The Beat Experience
Kenneth Anger bibliography
Sargeant, Jack. "A brief introduction to the beat (in) film." Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 9, Sep-Oct 2000
Sterritt, David. Mad to be saved : the Beats, the '50s, and film Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1998. (MAIN: PS228.B6 S755 1998; MOFF: PS228.B6 S755 1998; PFA : PN1995.3 .S73 1998)

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
Performer: Samson DeBrier, Cameron, Katy Kadell, Renata Loome, Anais Nin, Paul Mathison, Curtis Harrington, Kenneth Anger, Peter Loome. A convocation of magicians assume the identify of gods and goddess in a Dionysian revel. Lord Shiva, the magician, awakes. The Scarlet Woman, whore of heaven, smokes a joint; Astarte of the moon brings the wings of snow; Pan bestows the grapes of Bacchus; Hecate offers the sacred mushroon, yage, wormwood brew. The vintage of Hecate is poured. Pan's cup is poisoned by Lord Shiva. The orgy ensues - a magick masquerade at which Pan is the prize. 38 min. DVD 6870; Video/C 999:1180

[Anger, Kenneth] Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. I
Directed by Kenneth Anger. Contents: Fireworks (1947, 15 min.) -- Puce moment (1949, 6 min.) -- Rabbit's moon (La lune des lapins) (1950, 16 min.) / Puck Film Productions -- Eaux d'artifice (1953, 13 min.) -- Inauguration of the pleasure dome (1954, 38 min.). Music: Fireworks / Respighi ; Puce moment / Jonathan Halper ; Rabbit's moon (La lune des lapins) / the Flamingos ...[et al] ; Eaux d'artifice / Vivaldi ; Inauguration of the pleasure dome / Janacek. Fireworks: Kenneth Anger, Bill Selzer, Gordon Grey ; Puce moment: Yvonne Marquis ; Rabbit's moon (La lune des lapins): Andre Souberyan, Claude Revenant, Nadine Valence ; Eaux d'artifice: Carmillo Salvatorelli ; Inauguration of the pleasure dome: Samson De Brier, Cameron, Kathryn Kadell, Renata Loome, Anais Nin, Kenneth Anger, Peter Loome, Paul Mathison, Curtis Harrington, Joan Whitney. In Fireworks a dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking a light and is drawn through the needle's eye to return less empty than before. Puce Moment reflects Anger's concerns with the myths and decline of Hollywood. Rabbit's moon, a fable of the unattainable (the Moon) combines elements of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese myth. Eaux d'artifice portrays hide and seek in a night-time labyrinth of levels, cascades, balustrades, grottoes and fountains. In Inauguration of the pleasure dome, members of a cult masquerade as gods and goddesses. Special features: Screen specific audio commentaries for all films by Kenneth Anger; Rabbit's moon outtakes; 48 page full color book featuring: an introduction by Martin Scorsese; Kenneth Anger's hand drawn sketches for the unrealized Puce Women project; excerpts from Anais Nin's diaries about making of Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome; rare behind the scenes stills and more.

In Fireworks a dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking a light and is drawn through the needle's eye to return less empty than before. Puce Moment reflects Anger's concerns with the myths and decline of Hollywood. Rabbitt's Moon is a fable of the unattainable (the Moon) combining elements of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese myth. Eaux d'Artifice portrays hide and seek in a night-time labyrinth of levels, cascades, balustraces, grottoes and fountains. Kustom Kar Kommandos is a voyeuristic look at a tight-jeaned man polishing his car. Anger's short films represent a vision of "repressed homosexual desires, twarted in real life and painfully exorcized onscreen. Anger, a highschool student who had grown up on Hollywood's sanitized images, filled Fireworks with his hidden fantasies, complete with the bald sexuality inherent in the images of cowboys, test pilots and, in this case, sailors, images that dominated the dreams of millions." (Russo. The Celluloid Closet, p. 597-98) DVD 6870; vhs 999:1179

Cagle, Robert L. "Auto-Eroticism: Narcissism, Fetishism, and Consumer Culture." (Kustom Kar Kommandos) Cinema Journal, vol. 33 no. 4. 1994 Summer. pp: 23-33.
Cagle, Chris. "Rough Trade: Sexual Taxonomy in Postwar America." In: Representing Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire / edited by Donald E. Hall and Maria Pramaggiore. pp: 234-52. New York: New York University Press, c1996. (Main Stack HQ74.R46 1996)
Meir, Chris. "Fireworks." Senses of Cinema

[Anger, Kenneth] Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. 2
Scorpio rising (1964, 28 min.) -- Kustom kar kommandos (1965, 3 min.) -- Invocation of my demon brother (1969, 12 min.) -- Rabbit's moon (1979 version, 7 min.) -- Lucifer rising (1981, 29 min.) Scorpio rising: Bruce Byron, Johnny Sapienza, Frank Carifi, John Palone, Ernie Allo, Barry Rubin, Steve Crandell ; Kustom kar kommandos: Sandy Trent ; Invocation of my demon brother: Lenore Kandel and William, Kenneth Anger, Van Leuven, Harvey Bialy and Timotha, Anton Szandor LaVey, Bobby BeauSoleil ; Rabbit's moon: Andre Soubeyran, Claude Revenant, Nadine Valence ; Lucifer rising: Miriam Gabril, Donald Cammell, Haydn Couts, Kenneth Anger, Sir Francis Rose, Marianne Faithfull, Leslie Huggins. Scorpio rising: Brando, bikes and black leather. A high view of the myth of the American motorcyclist and the machine as totem from toy to terror. Kustom kar kommandos: A young man strokes his customized car with a powder puff. "Pygmalion and his machine mistress." Invocation of my demon brother: The Shadowing forth of Lord Lucifer, as the Powers gather at a midnight mass. Rabbit's moon: A fable of the unattainable (the Moon) combines elements of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese myth. Lucifer rising: A film about the "love" generation, in which ceremonies are performed to make Lucifer rise. Lucifer is depicted as the bringer of light, God's beautiful but rebellious favorite, rather than the personification of evil. (In Special features) The man we want to hang: Kenneth Anger's film on the art of Aleister Crowley. Special features: Screen specific audio commentaries for all films by Kenneth Anger; 48 page full color book with written appreciations by renowned filmmakers Martin Scoresese, Gus Van Sant, Guy Maddin and others; extensive notes for each film, rare photos, and more. "The Man We Want To Hang" (2002, 12 min.), restored stereo soundtrack for Lucifer rising, alternate audio to Invocation of my demon brother, restoration demonstrations and more. DVD 8527

Cagle, Robert L. "Auto-Eroticism: Narcissism, Fetishism, and Consumer Culture." (Kustom Kar Kommandos) Cinema Journal, vol. 33 no. 4. 1994 Summer. pp: 23-33.
Cagle, Chris. "Rough Trade: Sexual Taxonomy in Postwar America." In: Representing Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire / edited by Donald E. Hall and Maria Pramaggiore. pp: 234-52. New York: New York University Press, c1996. (Main Stack HQ74.R46 1996)
Meir, Chris. "Fireworks." Senses of Cinema

Scorpio Rising (1963)
Scorpio Rising: Brando, bikes and black leather. A high view of the myth of the American motorcyclist. The machine as totem from toy to terror. (tape also includes Kustom Kar Kommandos and Puce Moment) 28 min. DVD 8527; Video/C 999:25

Stan Brakhage

SEE Avant-garde/Experimental Films

John Cassavetes

For post-1950s Cassavetes films, see MRC Movie Database

Shadows (1959)
Directed by John Cassavetes. John Cassavetes' first film, tells a gripping story of racism set against a New York background in the 1950's. Lelia, a light-skinned black woman living in New York with her two brothers, has an affair with a white man. The relationship soon sours when he meets one of her brothers and discovers she is really black. 87 min. DVD 421

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Carney, Raymond. American Dreaming: The Films of John Cassavetes and the American Experience / Raymond Carney. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985. (UCB Main PN1998.A3 C3333 1985; UCB Moffitt PN1998.A3 C3333 1985)
Carney, Raymond. The Films of John Cassavetes: Pragmatism, Modernism, and the Movies / Ray Carney. Cambridge [England]; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Series title: Cambridge film classics. (UCB Main PN1998.3.C384 C37 1994; UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.C384 C37 1994)
Selected Program Notes for the Beat Screening List (Excerpts) by Ray Carney.

Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke bibliography

The Connection. (1961)
Filmed version of a play with the same title by Jack Gelber. Based on the Living Theatre production created in 1961, as directed by Judith Malina and designed by Julian Beck. Credits: Writer, Jack Gelber; producers, Lewis Allen, Shirley Clarke; director/editor, Shirley Clarke; production designer, Richard Sylbert; art director, Albert Brenner; director of photography, Arthur J. Ornitz; introduction, J.J. Burden. Performers: Warren Finnerty, Carl Lee, the Freddie Redd Quartet.

Film version of the play The Connection, by Jack Gelber. The play is about drug addicts waiting for a heroin dealer to bring the drug necessary for them to make their "connection." To help pass the time, four jazz musicians among the addicts start to play. The film was shot in a drug addict's apartment in New York City.

"From the Jack Gelber play, acted by the Living Theater. Waiting for Godot as a drug-pusher story. Because of some of its language, it was legally ruled obscene and only released after a court battle." 1 videocassette 105 min. DVD X6189 [preservation copy]; vhs 999:893

Shirley Clarke bibliography

The Cool World. (1967)
Realistic docu-dramatization of ghetto and gang life in 1960's Harlem with a focus on the fictional teenage gang leader, Duke. Based on the novel by Warren Miller and the play by Warren Miller & Robert Rossen. Video/C 999:1702

Portrait of Jason.(1967)
Interview with Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne, a self proclaimed hustler giving one man's gin-soaked pill-popped, view of what it was like to be coloured and gay in 1960's. The film itself was shot over a twelve-hour period as Jason recounts tales from his life that define his identity; work he held in the past as a houseboy to wealthy people; his homosexuality and the gay subculture in San Francisco and New York; visits to a psychiatrist; his love for alcohol; his aspiration to be a nightclub entertainer. Special features: Introduction to the film by Wendy Clarke (daughter of Shirley Clarke) and Wendy Clarke's video project Love Tapes. 105 min. DVD X3926; Video/C 2526

Bruce Conner

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Robert Frank

Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank. (1986)
Presents an intimate view of four decades of the Swiss-born artist Robert Frank who has had an extraordinary influence on contemporary photography and filmmaking. This documentary which examines his life through his films and photographs, includes interviews with many of his collaborators and contemporaries. 28 min. Video/C 6937

Me and My Brother.
Features: Julius Orlovsky, Peter Orlovsky, John Coe, Allen Ginsberg, Seth Allen, Roscoe Lee Brown, Joseph Chaikin, Christopher Walken, with supporting cast. Robert Frank's first feature length film describes the inner and outer world of a man who is catatonic schizophrenic. Episodes in Julius Orlovsky's life and the experiences of other people associated with Julius are inserted within the fictional framework of a film production. Made between 1965 and 1968. (Houston, Tex.: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 199?). 85 min Video/C 999:2156

Pull My Daisy
Produced and directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie; written and narrated by Jack Kerouac; edited by Leon Prochnik, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie; music composed and conducted by David Amram ; adapted, and photographed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. Narrated by Jack Kerouac. Cast: Mooney Peebles, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers, Beltiane, David Amram, Alice Neal, Sally Gross, Denise Parker, Pablo Frank. Presents Jack Kerouac's adapted play; this version is widely acknowledged as a classic moment in American independent cinema, marked by Robert Frank's filmmaking debut. The film describes the moods and feelings of a group of poets and musicians meeting in a loft apartment on a Friday morning. Jack Kerouac speaks for all the characters and comments on their actions. 1959. 28 min. DVD 9964; vhs Video/C 4336

Kerouac, Jack. Pull my daisy, text ad-libbed by Jack Kerouac for the film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie New York, Grove Press [1961] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3521.E735 P8 1961a)

Blain, Allan. "The Making (and Unmaking) of Pull My Daisy." Film History 1988 2(3): 185-205 21p. UC users only
Diggory, Terence. "What abstract art means in Pull my daisy." In: Reconstructing the Beats / edited by Jennie Skerl. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS228.B6 R43 2004; available online - UCB users only)
Hanhardt, John G. "Movement toward the real: "Pull My Daisy" and the American independent film, 1950-65." In: Beat culture and the New America, 1950-1965 / Lisa Phillips, with contributions by Maurice Berger ... [et al.] New York ; Paris : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Flammarion, c1995 (Main (Gardner) Stacks NX180.S6 P53 1995)
Sargeant, Jack. "Pull My Daisy." In: Naked lens : an illustrated history of beat cinema London : Creation Books, c2001. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E96 S37 2001)
Sterritt, David. Mad to be saved : the Beats, the '50s, and film Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1998. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA: PS228.B6 S755 1998)
Villa, Sara. "Pull My Daisy. A Bebop Revolution." Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts. [Online, np, nd) UC users only

The Sin of Jesus
Cast: Julie Bovasso, Roberts Blossom, John Coe, Philip Sterling. A short fictional film in which a young woman struggles to overcome the monotony of her failing marriage and dead-end job at a chicken farm. Based on the story by Isaac Babel. Screenplay, Howard Shulman ; produced by Jerry Michaels ; directed by Robert Frank. 1961. 38 min. DVD 9964

Christopher Maclaine

The End
An experimental film which intercuts color and black and white sequences, as well as sound-with-no-picture in showing five different people on the last day of their lives. This is a poetic, philosophical examination of life and its unexpected end. 35 min. Video/C 999:1598

Taylor Mead

The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man
Performer: Taylor Mead, Winifred Bryan, Julian Beck, Jonas Mekas, Danny Dumbrowski, Jay Hoppe. This experimental film by the avante garde filmaker, Ron Rice, is a violent but sincere protest against the industrial world. 109 min. Video/C 999:1597

Jonas Mekas

Guns of the Trees.(1962)
A bitter but lyric new wave film; an expressive manifesto of the beat and hip fring in American society during the 1960's. 1 videocassette 75 min. Video/C 4426

Lost, Lost, Lost.(1949-63)
Filmed between 1949 and 1963, these 6 reels of film diary by experimental filmaker, Jonas Mekas, begin with his arrival in New York from Lithuania and move on to deal with his life as a young poet and displaced person in Brooklyn. It shows the Lithuanian immigrant community and their attempts to adapt to a new land. Reel 3 and 4 deal with his first contacts with New York poetry and filmmaking communities including friendships with Robert Frank, LeRoi Jones, Allen Ginsberg, and Frank O'Hara. Reels 5 and 6 include a series of haikus filmed in Vermont, scenes at the Film-Maker's Cooperative, scenes of New York City, a trip to Flaherty Seminar, and countryside scenes.

"Given the Beats' feelings about American culture, many Beat works communicate a sense of cultural displacement. Lost, Lost, Lost... and Mekas' Guns of the Trees deeply affecting portraits of what it feels like in America in the fifties to be a "displaced person"--in all senses: linguistically, culturally, socially, imaginatively, and artistically. For a viewer with the patience to live through the experience along with Mekas, Lost, Lost, Lost is one of the most profoundly sad and moving works of the period. Both Lost, Lost, Lost and Guns of the Trees also demonstrate how for Mekas and his characters, as in the Beat movement more generally, the state of social marginality and imaginative alienation, however personally painful to experience, conferred some degree of freedom. (Carney, Ray. "Escape Velocity: Notes on Beat Film." In Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996. pp. 197-98) 1 videocassette 178 min. Video/C 3979

Jack Smith

Flaming Creatures.(1962)
Sensual underground classic film which pushed the limits of its day while surviving attempts to censor its content. "A Sternbergian view of life as a form of theater. Relates to the Beat interest in costumes and carnival, and the attempt to treat personal identity as a work of art. 1 videocassette 42 min. Video/C 3258

Books/articles about Smith in the Berkeley Library

ruth weiss

The Brink.(1961)
"Stan Brakhage called The Brink one of the most important San Francisco films of the period. A playful love story about two lonely people. Photographed by Paul Beattie, the painter." 1 videocassette 40 min. Bancroft Motion Picture 768 D

The Boutiquing of Beat: Hollywood Goes Beat

Beat (2000)
Directed by Gary Walkow. Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Courtney Love, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston, Kyle Secor. A true story of two murders that shaped the lives of some of the most influential writers of the "Beat Generation." From their early college years to becoming expatriates in Mexico, William S. Burroughs and his wife Joan Vollmer were haunted by the murder of a college friend by another one of their closest friends. Their obsessive love pushes them to the limits and once again murder is part of their legacy. 80 min. DVD 1393
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Beat Generation(1953)
Directed by Charles F. Haas. Cast: Steve Cochran, Mamie van Doren, Fay Spain, Vampira, Louis Armstrong, Maggie Hayes, Jackie Coogan, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Anthony, Dick Contino, Charles Chaplin, Jr. Detective drama about a rich young serial rapist who believes he is above the law and a young detective determined to catch him. The drama is set in a bohemian coffee house where beatniks gather to recite poetry and perform. 95 min. DVD X5230
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Beat Girl(UK, 1959)
Directed by Edmond T. Gréville. Cast: Gillian Hills, David Farrar, Christopher Lee, Adam Faith, Oliver Reed, Noelle Adam. This is the British version of Rebel Without a Cause, set in the beatnik world where jaded restless kids rule the night in smokey coffee bars, at suicidal chickie runs and at wild impromptu parties. 79 min. DVD X2677; vhs 999:1745
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The Beatniks (1958)
Director, Paul Frees. Cast: Tony Travis, Karen Kadler, Peter Breck, Joyce Terry, Bob Wells, Charles Delaney. This film originally titled, "Sideburns and sympathy" is commonly acknowledged as the first beatnik movie. The plot concerns a gang who make trouble and take women wherever they go. The leader of the pack, cool Eddie Grant, is discovered by a talent agent and signed to a recording contract. He tries to dump his "beatnik past" and clean up his act but his gang buddies have different plans, including murder. 78 min. DVD X2687; vhs 999:1298
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The Bloody Brood (1959)
Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence. Peter Falk plays Nico, a drug dealing gangster who hangs out with beatniks. Nico has a delivery boy killed as an existentialist party trick but the joke's on him when the delivery boy's brother traps him with his own secret weapon--a deadly poem. "Your stunned mind won't believe it! Never before has vice and violence struck with such frightening force." Produced and directed by Julian Roffman. 80 min. DVD 4294
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A Bucket of Blood(1959)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Anthony Carbone, Julian Burton. Walter Paisley, a strange little busboy at a beatnik coffeehouse, seeks love and acceptance from the poets and artists he serves by becoming a "sculptor". When his more than life-like creations are declared masterpieces, fame and fortune follow until the horrible truth behind his work is revealed. DVD 317
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Bucket of Blood." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Roger Corman bibliography

Funny Face(1956)
Directed by Stanley Donen. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michael Auclair, Robert Flemyng. In this Hollywood musical, Greenwich Village bookstore clerk Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) is discovered by the editor of a fashion magazine and flown off to Paris with photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire). Although she disapproves of the world of fashion ("it's chi-chi and an unrealistic approach to self-impressions as well as economics"), Jo takes the trip so that she can hang out with Parisian intellectuals and meet the father of "Empathicalism." of which she is a loyal disciple. The philosopher turns out to be a cad ("he's more man than philosopher"), and Jo ends up falling in love with Dick. DVD 6223; vhs 999:1297
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Heart Beat(1979)
Directed by John Byrum. Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard. Part ode to the Beat Generation, part domestic comedy, this film, based on the memoirs of Carolyn Cassady, tells of her life with Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac. They were three unconventional people who thumbed their noses at the conventional 1950's, sharing a lifestyle that foreshadowed the social and sexual upheavals of the 60's. Based on the memoir Heart beat by Carolyn Cassady. DVD X1796; vhs 999:2745
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Howl(2010)
Directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey. Cast: James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams. In this drama Allen Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the passionate and provocative Howl and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression. Based in part on "Howl and other poems" by Allen Ginsberg. 84 min. DVD X5204
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I Want My Beatniks on TV!
Four classic U.S. TV shows featuring five episodes with beatnik-related themes. Contents: Mister Ed. Ed, the beachcomber (Apr. 1, 1962) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Big Daddy Jed (Apr. 21, 1965) -- Beverly Hillbillies. Cool school is out (Apr. 28, 1965) -- Green Acres: Uncle Ollie (Jun. 1, 1966) -- Munsters. Far out Munsters (Mar. 18, 1965) DVD X5231

The Last Time I Committed Suicide(1997)
Directed by Stephen Kay. Cast: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, John Doe, Claire Forlani, Jim Haynie, Marg Helgenberger, Lucinda Jenney, Gretchen Mol. Beat icon Neal Cassady is forced to choose between the lustful life of a drifter or the all-elusive American dream in this drama loosely based on several incidents from Cassady's life, as well as a letter that Neal sent to Jack Kerouac about some complicated events in his love life. 94 min. DVD X4293
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Once Upon a Coffee House(1965)
Directed by Shepard Traube. Cast: Curtis Taylor, Karen Thorsell, Oscar Brand, The Goldbriars, Joan Rivers, The Free Wheelers, Deanna Lund. Square playboy Jonathan Peabody trades Madison Avenue for fun in the sun when he buys a Miami coffeehouse. He relentlessly pursues the beautiful Vicki Shaw, who sings at the coffee house. Jonathan falls in with her beatnik friends, with their penchant for tight clothing, bongos, horseback riding and caffeine. His quest to win Vicki's heart becomes surreal during a hallucinatory dream in which Jonathan imagines himself in a ballet as her pet dog - in need of punishment for bad behavior! Bonus features: Simon and Garfunkel: live in Holland, 1966. 79 min. DVD X5233
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The Rebel Set(rereleased as Beatsville)(1959)
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.; featuring Gregg Palmer, Kathleen Crowley, John Lupton, Edward Platt, Don Sullivan, Robert Shayne, Gene Roth. Tucker, the owner of a beat coffee house, comes up with a plan to rob an armored car and recruits three scruffy, beat types. John is an out-of-work actor, Ray is a writer who cannot get published and George is the wastrel son of a has-been movie star. If they have failed so far, what makes Tucker think they can succeed in a daring million dollar robbery?. 69 min. DVD X2475; vhs 999:3382
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Route 66
Cast: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Suzanne Pleshette, Leslie Nielsen, Lee Marvin, Harvey Korman, Jack Lord, DeForest Kelly, Jack Warden. In search of excitement, two young men--sheltered Yale graduate Tod Stiles and tough guy Buz Murdock --traverse the famed Route 66, which stretches from Chicago to Santa Monica, where they encounter people from all walks of life. Shot entirely on location around the country. Contains the last 15 episodes from the first season.

Vol. 1: Disc 1: Episode 1: Black November -- Episode 2: A lance of straw -- Episode 3: The swan bed -- Episode 4: The man on the monkey board. Disc 2: Episode 5: The strengthening angels -- Episode 6: Ten drops of water -- Episode 7: Three sides -- Episode 8: Legacy for Lucia. Disc 3: Episode 9: Layout at Glen Canyon -- Episode 10: The beryllium eater -- Episode 11: A fury slinging flame -- Episode 12: Sheba. Disc 4: Episode 13: The quick and the dead -- Episode 14: Play it Glissando -- Episode 15: The clover throne. Special features: Disc 4: Classic original TV commercials; filmographies of stars and special guests; classic Corvette photo gallery and specs. DVD 9842

Vol. 2: Disc 1: Episode 16: Fly away home, part one -- Episode 17: Fly away home, part two -- Episode 18: Sleep on four pillows -- Episode 19: An absence of tears. Disc 2: Episode 20: Like a motherless child -- Episode 21: An effigy in snow -- Episode 22: Eleven, the hard way -- Episode 23: Most vanquished, most victorious. Disc 3: Episode 24: Don't count stars -- Episode 25: The newborn -- Episode 26: A skill for hunting -- Episode 27: Trap at Cordova. Disc 4: Episode 28: The opponent -- Episode 29: Welcome to Amity -- Episode 30: Incident on a bridge. 1961. Special features: Disc 4: Classic original TV commercials; filmographies of stars and special guests. DVD 9835

The Subterraneans (1960)
Directed by Ranald MacDougall. Cast: Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule, Roddy McDowall, Jim Hutton, Arte Johnson, Gerry Mulligan. A disillusioned writer explores the subterranean depths of San Francisco's North Beach district circa 1959 looking for anybody who will share his jaded perspective on life and finds romance amongst the Beatniks. Bonus features: theatrical trailers, 1950s newsreels. Loosely based on the novel by Jack Kerouac. 89 min. DVD 2552
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Mullins, Patrick. "Hollywood and the Beats: MGM Does Kerouac's the Subterraneans." Journal of Popular Film and Television, Vol. 29, 2001 UC users only
Wilson, Steve. "The Female Artist in the Film Version of Jack Kerouac's "The Subterraneans"." Journal of Popular Film & Television 35:1 (Spring 2007) p. 38-44 p. 38-44 UC users only

The Rebel Set(rereleased as Beatsville)(1959)
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.; featuring Gregg Palmer, Kathleen Crowley, John Lupton, Edward Platt, Don Sullivan, Robert Shayne, Gene Roth. Tucker, the owner of a beat coffee house, comes up with a plan to rob an armored car and recruits three scruffy, beat types. John is an out-of-work actor, Ray is a writer who cannot get published and George is the wastrel son of a has-been movie star. If they have failed so far, what makes Tucker think they can succeed in a daring million dollar robbery?. 69 min. DVD X2475; vhs 999:3382
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