Pull My Daisy

Jack Kerouac (screenwriter, starring)
Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Delphine Seyrig, David Amram (starring)
Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie (directors)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1959. Four vintage reference photographs from the 1959 short film. Three with the title in manuscript ink on the bottom margin of the recto, and one with a provenance label on the verso.

Based on a purportedly true incident in the life of Beat icons Neal and Carolyn Cassady, wherein a couple's dinner party for a visiting bishop is crashed by their zany bohemian friends. Adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play "Beat Generation," with voiceover narration by Kerouac, and a title taken from the poem of the same name co-written by Kerouac, Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg.

For years the film was rumored to have been entirely unscripted, capturing a real event at co-director Alfred Leslie's loft in the Bowery, until Leslie revealed in a 1968 interview that the film had in fact been scripted, heavily rehearsed, and shot in a photography studio.

10 x 8 inches. Small chips at the top edges, else about Near Fine.

National Film Registry.


[Book #160564]