Hunter S. Thompson ”Jack Kerouac was a great influence on me.”
I never would have become a writer were it not for On the Road. Hunter S. Thompson NYU – May 21, 1994 by Jerry Cimino Hunter S. Thompson started reading Jack Kerouac in 1958. I saw Hunter speak on a few occasions. One time on stage at NYU in 1994 at a Beat Generation Conference […]
Friends and Family Remember Al Hinkle
On Sunday, January 27th, friends and family of the late Al Hinkle gathered in San Jose, California to remember “The Last Man Standing.” Al’s claim to fame in the world of the Beat Generation was his inspiration for the character “Big Ed Dunkel” in Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On the Road, but to family and […]
Al Hinkle: Last Man Standing Passes Away at 92
by Jerry Cimino Al Hinkle, a central and beloved personality of the Beat Generation, passed away on December 26, 2018. He was 92 years old. Al was born on September 4, 1926. He grew up in Denver and was a childhood friend of Neal Cassady. When they were 12 years old, Al and Neal attended […]
Jack Kerouac Postcard
For 45 years, Nick Triglia has been safeguarding a postcard sent by Jack Kerouac to Walter Gutman at Stearns & Company in New York City.
North Beach Now Podcast:
The Beat Museum Part 1
'North Beach Now' is a new podcast, produced by Blair Helsing at RoR Studio on Telegraph Hill, and featuring all things North Beach.
An Excerpt from the Joan Anderson Letter – Journal of Alta California
To say we’ve been eager to finally read the heretofore unpublished portions of the Joan Anderson Letter would be a profoundly absurd understatement. Yet, while the complete text of Neal Cassady’s legendary letter to Jack Kerouac has yet to be made available to the public, you can read this exclusive excerpt from the Joan Anderson […]
Thanks to Everyone Who Attended ruthFest!
We'd like to thank everyone who joined us on Saturday for ruthFest: Celebrating ruth weiss at 90, and the Women of the Beat Generation.
The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn
Magnum Photos and the Beat Museum present a new exhibition of largely unseen images of the Beat Generation in New York City and San Francisco, taken by photographer Burt Glinn in 1959 and 1960; selections from the forthcoming book The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn.
At 99, the Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Has a New Novel
Today, the New York Times announced that Lawrence Ferlinghetti will publish his latest work, a novel called Little Boy on the occasion of his 100th birthday in March, 2019.
Beat Museum Seeks to Expand
Article by Romalyn Schmaltz in The Semaphore
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 […]