Jack Kerouac – Staten Island Ferry Dock, New York City 1953 (Photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)
Jack Kerouac’s birthday today! – Happy Birthday, Jack! – Had he lived, he would have been (strange vision!) 91 years old
Here are some of our more choice Jack Kerouac posts from the Allen Ginsberg Project: Here‘s Allen reading from Dharma Bums, here‘s Kerouac reading from American Haiku (for more vintage Kerouac recordings, check out these resources here). Here and here are the (video) record of the first Kerouac conference (in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1973), here‘s a little interesting addenda.
Two essential Kerouac movies have returned, temporarily, to You Tube – How long will they be up? – it’s anybody’s guess, but, right now, you can access them here and here. (notes/transcription from John Antonelli’s 1985 documentary may be found here)
Speaking of essential footage, there is, of course, this – and this.