|| Orion Pictures / Time Warner
|| PN 1997 .H435
|| VHS Video, Color, 105 minutes; rated R; packaged in color photo- illustrated box featuring stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, & John Heard. "Heart Beat" is a 1980 film written and directed by John Byrum. One of the first serious films about the "beat generation" based on the memoir by Carolyn Cassady, the film portrays her life with Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac as part ode to the Beat Generation, part domestic comedy, and part travelogue. Jim Jones Collection.
||On the Road with Jack Kerouac
|| Active Home Video
|| PS 3521 .E735 Z68
|| VHS Video, black & white and color; 73 minutes; Not rated, packaged in red, yellow & blue graphic box featuring duo-tone photos of a young Kerouac. This award-winning documentary on Jack Kerouac features interviews with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs; combines rare documentary footage and a powerful portrayal of Kerouac by actor Jack Coulter. Jim Jones Collection.
||Burroughs, William S.
||Burroughs: The Movie
||Bowery, New York
|| PS 3552 .U75 Z57 Beat Me
|| VHS Video, color; 87minutes; Not rated, packaged in color illustrated clam-shell box featuring an iconic portrait of William S. Burroughs by Kate Simon on the cover; a back cover photo of Burroughs dressed as a blood-splattered doctor by Kevin Gordon. Directed by Howard Brookner this is the first long feature documentary ever made about literary legend William S. Burroughs, one of the most radically subversive figures of the 20th century and Godfather to Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. The film features Burroughs and many of his contemporaries including Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Francis Bacon, Herbert Hunke, Patti Smith, Terry Southern, and Lauren Hutton. In December 2012 Aaron Brookner, a nephew of the late filmmaker, Howard Brookner, raised enough funding on KickStarter (kickstarter.com) to undertake the restoration of the original film to DVD, including out-takes. It is slated to be released for Burroughs 100th Birthday (February 2014). Jim Jones Collection.
||Poetry in Motion
|| Home Vision Entertainment
|| PS 615 .P59
|| BEAT Media CD: Color; 90 minutes; originally issued in 1982. Called the "Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film, and "Dazzling" by the Los Angeles Times, POETRY IN MOTION is an unprecedented anthology of twenty-four leading North American poets who sing, chant, anything but "read" their work. The result is a celebration of poetry's ancient oral tradition and an energetic demonstration that verse is alive and thriving in the media-blitzed age. Featuring, among many others, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Tom Waits.
||shaw, george bernard
||Poetry in Motion II
||PS 615 .P595
||BEAT MEDIA: CD. Color, Mann's brilliant film brings the work of twenty-four North American poets to life, including works by Spalding Gray; Cookie Mueller, and Philip Whalen. Companion to the first Poetry in Motion. Ron Mann's film created a whole new genre: the dramatic pairing of written text and video performance. Includes interviews with Charles Bukowski, Diane di Prima, and more.
||Jackson, Ian & Ann Arnold
||Ranjitsinhji's 9000 Elephants Visit Serendipity Books
|| Serendipity Books
|| Z 286 .A55 J23
|| Parchment colored paper bound in glossy white paper wrappers with cover illustration printed in black & red. This is the facsimile edition of a manuscript volume, published in a limited edition of 500 copies. The book is illustrated with 32 line drawings, printed recto only and un-paginated. A charming fable about 9,000 elephants' visit to Serendipity Books, wreaking havoc on the bookshop and the ensuing chaos left behind. The story was originally written for the author's young son -- one of a series of the elephant herd's adventures.
||Aaron, Richard (editor)
||AM HERE BOOKS Catalogue Five 1981/82
|| Am Here Books
|| Z 999 .A4
|| Full title: Am Here Books: In the Beginning Was the Word. Catalogue Five, 1981/82. Paper, bound in white printed wraps featuring a cover design by Richard Aaron, this is the special edition with a 7-inch record included in an envelope at the back of the catalogue. Featuring a collection of post-modern poetry, books, manuscripts & letters, including brief descriptions and annotations for over 2000 items. The included record contains a recording of William S. Burroughs reading his poem, "The Last Words of Hassan-i-Sabbah". Text of the poem is printed inside the catalogue, along the headers of each page. 146 pages, including annotations on Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Charles Plymell, Tom Clark and more.
||San Francisco's Wild History Groove
|| CA Palm (beatera.org)
|| PS 228 .B6 S26
|| BEAT MEDIA: DVD. Directed by Mary Kerr; a California Beat-Era Documentary. 59 minutes. In black & white and color. In Northern California, new art and poetry was seen and heard in the coffee houses and bars in San Francisco's North Beach. Occasionally, these avant-garde individuals opened cooperative galleries and staged their own events. Living and working in warehouses, storefronts or in old Victorians throughout the city, these spaces became another setting to show work, share ideas, socialize and produce art. This documentary details this wild slice of the history of art. With footage of Wally Hedrick, Deborah Remington, Roy de Forest, Aya, David Meltzer, Jay DeFeo, Dimitri Grachis, Adelle and Jack Foley, Ron Loewinsohn, Joann Low, Bob Branaman, ruth weiss, and David Simpson.
||Poet, Writer Bukowski dead of pneumonia at 73
|| Lawrence Journal-World
|| PS 3552 .U4 P59 1994 MAR
|| Newspaper clipping of Charles Bukowski's obituary from the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper, 9 March 1994
||A Pulpy Receptacle of Bad Karma, self-pity and vengeance
||Art Kunkin (L.A. Free Press)
||PS 3552 .U4 S77
||Photocopy of 4 pages taken from the Los Angeles Free Press, July 23, 1971. Description p. 4 : ill. ; a brief article describing a meeting with Charles Bukowski, with photo of the poet; also, a supplement (2 pages) about the underground newspaper Open City accompanying the article. At head of that text: "Here is one of the best pieces ever written about Open City - the author wishes to remain anonymous."
||Love is No Stone on the Moon
|| ARIF Press
|| PS 3511 .E557 L6
|| Pamphlet, Sexto-decimo [5" by 7.5"] Staple bound in illustrated wraps of pale blue paper. An automatic poem SIGNED on cover by Ferlinghetti. Eight pages. Original text from unknown source, Ferlinghetti scrawls in magic marker his poem across the width of the pages; Includes some graphic elements.
||Kaufman, Alan & Diane Spen
|| Word Land Books
|| PS 3511 .E557 Z95
|| Paper, Spiral-bound in wraps; SIGNED by Ferlinghetti on front cover. Tributes and poems by Ginsberg, McClure, Whalen, Waldman and others, and includes Ferlinghetti comments throughout. Illustrated with black & white photographs; the publication was issued to commemorate the San Francisco street naming honoring the poet. With 12 b/w photographs; 1 Musical Example by Steve Wilson (Illustrator).
||Ferlinghetti, Lawrence & N
||1986 catalog of City Lights Publications
|| City Lights Books
|| Z 473 .C58 C58 1986
||Finch, Peter (editor)
||For Jack Kerouac: Poems on his Death
|| Second Aeon Publications
|| PS 3521 .E735 Z6325
|| Paper, 28 page mimeographed booklet, staple-bound in black & orange illustrated wrappers; the first U.K. small press homage to Jack Kerouac after his death in 1969. Small chapbook includes a short Kerouac bibliography and Kerouac's List of Essentials. Poems by George Dowden (Ginsberg's first bibliographer), Iain Sinclair, Bob Cobbing, Anslem Hollo , William Wantling, Peter Finch and others.
||Love in the Days of Rage: a novel
|| E.P. Dutton
|| PS 3511 .E557 L59
|| Trade paper bound in full-color illustrated wrappers; cover illustration by Louis Olivenica. This was Ferlinghetti's first novel in 20 years. This short novel, set in Paris during the 1968 student revolt, details the love affair of Annie, a young American artist in Paris, and an anarchist banker, the mysterious Julien Mendes. Primarily a novel of ideas, more French than American in concept, this book is full of political debate, symbolism, and literary allusions. In this lyrical, poetic book the love story achieves meaning only in relation to larger social concepts such as capitalism, anarchism, and freedom.
|| New Directions
|| PS 3511 .E557 T9
|| Paper, bound in black illustrated white (now browned) card wraps. 92pp. Text reproduced in the author's hand, with notes. First edition; no hardcopy issued. Back cover states that earlier versions of Tyrannus Nix? were first read by the author at Draft Resistance Benefits in the spring of 1969. Tyrannus Nix is a development of a very American and special genre which the author characterizes not as poetry but as 'political-satirical tirade' on the subject of President Nixon.
||Paper. 12 pages, Smyth-sewn in stiff ivory paper with deckled edge; Letterpress red-printed title on cover. This is number 29, one of 250 numbered copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press. Contains four poems.
||Matson, Clive & John Olive
||Shaved at Dawn
||Aldebaran Review/Neon Sun
||Nice little first edition chapbook, with cover art by Pablo Picasso. Paper, Staple-bound in textured ivory colored card and brown endpapers. This copy INSCRIBED by Clive Matson to poet Denise Levertov on the front flyleaf, and dated March 1985
||The Love Root
|| White Rabbit Press
|| Paper, hand-sewn in lavender, illustrated card wrapper; the title poem, one of about a half-dozen in the book, is dedicated to Robert Duncan. The text is lithographed in purple ink. This copy belonged to Denise Levertov with her embossed address label inside the front cover. Among the first ten books of the White Rabbit Press, published between November 1957 and September 1958. The printer, Joe Dunn, worked at the Greyhound Bus Lines in San Francisco printing flyers and schedules by day and using the press after hours and weekends to lithograph the sheets for the first ten White Rabbit chapbooks directly from the poets' typescript or holograph. The sheets were then assembled communally in small editions of approximately 200 copies.
||Moving Through Here
|| HQ 799.7 .M3
|| First edition, bound in tan cloth; 235pp; with an Introduction by Allen Ginsberg; epilogue by Paul Williams and dustjacket cover art by Peter Max, a series of articles written by Don McNeill, staff writer for The Village Voice, between the summers of 1967 and 1968 chronicling the new culture emerging in New York's East Village and the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. McNeill was a participant-observer of this culture, and he recorded its moments as they were happening. Featuring key figures such as Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Country Joe and the Fish, Ed Sanders, the Diggers, and Timothy Leary.
||A Bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg October, 1943 to July 1, 1967
|| City Lights Books
|| PS 3513 .I74 Z595
|| Cloth, bound in charcoal grey cloth, with dust jacket cover illustrated with a drawing by Heinz Edelmann from the German edition of Planet News (a nude and winged Ginsberg covered in stars). With a chronology and index by Laurence McGilvery and a foreword by Allen Ginsberg.
||The Sea and Ourselves at Cape Ann
|| Red Ozier
|| PS 3511 .E557 S3
|| Paper, first edition, unpaged [7 pp.] small chapbook, sewn into blue paper wrappers and illustrated by Janet Morgan; SIGNED by Ferlinghetti opposite the copyright page. This is numbered 154 of 200 copies, hand-printed by Steve Miller.
||Morning in Spring and other poems
|| William Morrow
|| PS 3513 .I75 M6
|| Paper, bound in blue, white and yellow illustrated wrappers. Poetry by Louis Ginsberg, Allen's father. The elder Ginsberg was first published in 1937 and his poems have been included in more than ninety anthologies. Allen Ginsberg provides an introduction to his father's collection.