We came across this You Tube segment of a Gregory Corso class while perusing Elephant Journal’s recent story on Naropa University. To our great delight it links you to the complete streaming of Costanza Alione’s fantasticly entertaining documentary on Naropa’s early days Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds. The entire cast of characters are all there in full color, William S Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Peter Orlovsky, Allen’s Italian Translator Nanda Pivano, and many more. A most playful film and one very much worth watching.
2012 update – A more expanded version of this post is available on our “Annotated Streaming Video” entry to this movie – available here