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The Beat generation : an American dream

Author: Janet FormanSteve AllenAllen GinsbergNeal CassadyCarolyn CassadyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Fox Lorber Home Video : WinStar Home Entertainment, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early 1950s a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. This film portrait of this volatile period of American culture is illuminated perfectly through rare archival footage and interviews with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videokassette
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Forman; Steve Allen; Allen Ginsberg; Neal Cassady; Carolyn Cassady; Jack Kerouac; William S Burroughs; Timothy Leary; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Gregory Corso; Herbert Huncke; Diane Di Prima; Renaissance Motion Pictures, Inc.; Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm); WinStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1572522852 9781572522855
OCLC Number: 40223945
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Credits: Director of photography, Tom Houghton; editor, Peter Odabashian; music, David Anran.
Performer(s): Narrator: Steve Allen.
Interviews: Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Carolyn Cassady, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, Diane DiPrima.
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Renaissance Motion Pictures, Inc. ; produced and directed by Janet Forman.

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In the early 1950s a small group of writers and painters gathered in the Bohemian quarters of New York and San Francisco. They voiced their concerns over America's post WWII euphoria in a manner so raucous and colorful that the media took note and dubbed them the Beat Generation. This film portrait of this volatile period of American culture is illuminated perfectly through rare archival footage and interviews with those who lived through and influenced the era.

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