Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen – Poetry For The Beat Generation

Recorded sometime in 1958/’59, the album was originally released in 1959 and re-released on CD in 1999. The recordings came about when Kerouac was engaged at the Village Vanguard to read his poems and Steve Allen came to see him read one night. Allen was asked by G. Millstein, who wrote one of the first … Continue reading

What Happened To Kerouac?

What Happened To Kerouac? is a 1986 film by Richard Lerner and Lewis MacAdams. I watched it for the first time last night, but as I am familiar with his story rather well, there wasn’t a whole lot of information in the film I didn’t yet know. Nevertheless it was interesting to hear and see … Continue reading

On The Road – The Original Scroll – Bea

I have just been reading the part in On The Road where Jack Kerouac meets Bea in Bakersfield and has a few intense weeks with her and her extended family. It’s not an easy time, he feels head over heels in love with her, and as she is Mexican, and therefore one of the people … Continue reading

On The Road – The Original Scroll

After reading the paperback version a number of times I have yesterday started to read ‘On The Road – The Original Scroll for the first time’. I am at present not really able to pinpoint each difference between this and the other version, but I was immediately reminded in the first 70 pages or so … Continue reading