Matt Theado: On the Road to Hollywood

Matt Theado

It’s no secret we’re excited about the imminent release of On the Road in theatres. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been reading along as we’ve done our best to provide you as many details as possible (you’re welcome), concerning the journey Kerouac’s beloved classic has made from book to film. That journey, however, is much longer than you might think.

Professor Matt Theado (author of Understanding Jack Kerouac and The Beats: A Literary Reference) has uncovered never-before-seen correspondences between Kerouac, and the likes of Marlon Brando, among others, regarding Kerouac’s desire—insistence, actually—that On the Road be adapted into a major Hollywood picture. Join us as Professor Theado shares some of these correspondences for the first time.

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