Posts by Jerry Cimino:
Another Visit from Jimmy Page
by Jerry Cimino Three weeks ago, Van Morrison visited The Beat Museum. This weekend it was Jimmy Page. The common denominator? They both love Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation. It’s no accident. Both musicians were influenced by Jack and the Beats when they were teenagers, and today they’re two of rock and roll’s enduring […]
A Visit from Van Morrison
I was out of breath the day I met Van Morrison. I couldn't help it.
First Appearance of Kerouac in Russia, 1960
Wherein we're gifted a rare 1960 book of 'foreign literature' translated into Russian, and containing excerpts from On the Road.
National Post (Canada): The Joan Anderson Letter
The real story behind the long-lost, drug-fuelled ‘Holy Grail’ letter that inspired On The Road
Famed Cassady letter to Kerouac to go up for auction
Joan Anderson Letter finally hits the auction block
Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 97 today.
Big Sur Film Review
by Jerry Cimino I was meeting with movie director Michael Polish on a long, sprawling road called Highway One, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The road had been absolutely devoid of automobile traffic for the previous thirty minutes. That never happens in real life, and I found that warped reality to be a little unnerving. All […]
Penn Jillette Visits the Beat Museum
ALLEN GINSBERG STANDS NAKED BEFORE THE WORLD Legend has it that Allen Ginsberg used to get naked at poetry readings because “The poet stands naked before the world.” Beat scholars tell us it only happened once, at a reading where one of Allen’s friends was being heckled by an audience member and Allen leaped […]
Exclusive Photos from 2nd Unit Shoot in April
This story came to our inbox along with these exclusive photos. They’re being published today for the first time anywhere at Kerouac.com.
On the Road with Jose Rivera (video)
Screenwriter José Rivera teamed up with director Walter Salles to adapt for the screen the story of Che Guevara’s 1952 motorcycle journey with Alberto Granado across South America. In this CityTV video, Rivera offers his thoughts on his latest collaboration with Salles in adapting Jack Kerouac’s classic, On the Road, to film.
New York Times article discussing On the Road
“Many consider Jack Kerouac’s On the Road sacred text. The novel was, after all, originally typed on a scroll… “When it comes to the big screen, however, On the Road has faced a Kerouac curse. Past efforts by Hollywood to adapt the author’s work have been failures. Now, somewhat quietly, On the Road has finally […]