The Loop, Chicago

Kerouac describes wandering around the Loop and checking out Bop music which was played with a ‘tired air’ in On The Road (Original Scroll). Not much activity closely related to this was detectable to me on the few hours I spent there, but here are some impressions from The Loop:

North Clark Street, Chicago

In a letter to Allen Ginsberg in August 1954 Kerouac writes about New World Writing buying his ‘Jazz Excerpts’ in which he describes his ‘digging of … Anita O’Days (sic) nightclub on North Clark St. in Chi’ with Neal Cassady. I tried to locate the exact address of that nightclub to no avail, and as … Continue reading