Herbert Huncke reads “Elsie John”

Herbert Huncke, “godfather of the Beats” was born on this day, January 9, 1915.

We have featured Herbert extensively here on The Allen Ginsberg Project.  Birthday celebrations  –  here, here, here, here, here, here, herehere &  here 

More Huncke postings – here, here,  here, here,  here here , here , here, here. & here 

We celebrate today with, once again, remarkable footage from videographer, and our friend, Laki Vazakas  – Herbert, recorded in 1995, at the legendary Chelsea Hotel, reading his classic tale, “Elsie John”  (Désirée Nick and, executor of the Huncke Estate, Jerome Poynton, are seen in attendance).

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