The Beats: An Existential Comedy, 1980
- Type of resource
- Moving image
- Date created
- Digital origin
- reformatted digital
- Broadcast standard
- Sound content
- Color content
- Black and white
- 1 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
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Item belongs to a collection
Contains correspondence, manuscripts by Ginsberg and other writers, business records, notebooks and journals, clipping files, books, periodicals, audiotapes, videotapes, photographs, and posters. Accessions received in 1998, 1999, 2002, and 2004 totaling some 153.5 linear feet have not yet been processed., Accession 2011-038, .25 linear foot, includes letters from Alan Ansen, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Louis Ginsberg, John Holmes, Norman Mailer, Michael McClure, Kate Orlovsky, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Philip Whalen, and others. Also included is "A commonplace book," a bound manuscript notebook by Ginsberg, 1946.
The Beats and Existential Comedy views like a documentary, where members of the Beats are interviewed or filmed seperately. Some of the works performed include Ferlinghetti's Dog.
- Reformatted by Stanford University Libraries in 2017.
- Source ID
- Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
- Use and reproduction
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