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Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

by Kerouac, Jack

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780934660068
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$75.00

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California, PA: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1983. First Edition. First Edition, one of 1000 copies. Very Good plus in stapled wrappers. Light toning to the wrapper edges, and light soil overall.
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Scratch (Original script for the 1971 play)

by MacLeish, Archibald (playwright); Peter H. Hunt (director); Stephen Vincent Benet (novel); Bob Dylan (songwriter); Will Geer, Daniel Keyes (starring)

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Published
1970
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$850.00

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New York: Theatre 28 Company, 1970. Draft script (noted as "Rehearsal Draft") for the short-lived play, the last work by MacLeish. The play only saw four performances at the St. James Theatre, from May 6, 1971 through May 8, 1971. Two annotations in holograph marker and pencil on title page, one being copy number "#30," and one annotation in… Read more
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$850.00
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The Subterraneans (Original three-sheet poster for the 1960 film)

by Kerouac, Jack (novel); Ranald MacDougall (director); Leslie Caron, George Peppard (starring)

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Published
1960
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$225.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Original three sheet poster for the 1960 film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles' 2012 adaptation of "On the… Read more
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$225.00
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Original photo of Charles Mingus, circa 1946

by Mingus, Charles (subject)

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Published
1946
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$275.00

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1946. Original photograph of Charles Mingus, circa 1946. An early publicity photo, re-struck from the original negative, circa 1990. Michael Ochs Archives sticker and PPCM sticker on verso. Legendary jazz performer, composer, and bandleader, Charles Mingus' career spanned 4 decades and left a legacy universally lauded. A virtuosic double bassist and a proficient pianist and cellist, Mingus spanned… Read more
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image of On Amphetamine and in Europe: Excerpts from the anonymous diary of a new york youth, volume III [3]) (Signed First Edition)

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New York: Boss Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, a trade softcover original. SIGNED by Taylor Mead on the front endpaper. Mead was a beloved Beat icon, film director, and Warhol superstar, and over time became a fixture in the New York arts scene, his final film appearance being in the heartbreaking final sequence of Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee… Read more
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Original photograph of William Burroughs and John Giorno, 1981

by Burroughs, William; John Giorno (subjects); Alain Keler (photographer)

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Published
1981
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$725.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1981. Vintage photograph of William Burroughs and John Giorno at the Fifth International Convention of The Freudian Movement at The Plaza Hotel, New York, 1981. With a typed description on the verso. Giorno was an American poet and performance artist, best known for his early multimedia poetry experiments and events, including "Dial-A-Poem." He was also the… Read more
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Chappaqua (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Rooks, Conrad (director, screenwriter, starring); Jean-Louis Barrault, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Paula Pritchett, Ornette Coleman (starring)

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Published
1966
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$325.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1966. Vintage photograph from the 1966 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Rooks' first film, a semi-autobiographical account of a man who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. With cameos by a virtual who's-who of counterculture figures of the time, including Allen Ginsberg (as "Messiah"), William S. Burroughs (as… Read more
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The Subterraneans (Original photograph from the 1960 film)

by MacDougall, Ranald (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Rober Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule, Roddy McDowall (starring)

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Published
1960
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$300.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: MGM, 1960. Original vintage photograph of Janice Rule and Gerry Mulligan from the 1960 film. With a type written description, and holograph annotations in red crayon and graphite on the verso. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at… Read more
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$300.00
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On the Road (Original screenplay for the 2012 film)

by Salles, Walter (director); Jack Kerouac (author); Jose Rivera, Harold Manning, Michael Herr, Francis Ford Coppola (screenwriter); Sam Riley,, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams (starring)

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Published
1980
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$325.00

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New York: IFC Films, 1980. Early unused Draft script for the 2012 film. Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights for Jack Kerouac's seminal, generation-defining novel in 1980 for $95,000. Coppola then struggled to find a screenwriter to adapt the book, as well as find a director. Eventually he settled on screenwriter Jose Rivera. Before that, however,… Read more
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$325.00
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Becoming Visible (First Edition)

by Lamantia, Philip

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Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$225.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1981. First Edition. First Edition. Number 39 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Scarce hardcover edition, published simultaneously in softcover. Very Good plus overall, with light foxing to both book and jacket. Text block slightly wavy.
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Selected Poems (First Edition, second state)

by Duncan, Robert

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, second state, a perfect-bound softcover. Number 10 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities, even toning throughout.
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New Young German Poets (First Edition)

by Rothenberg, Jerome (editor, translator)

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1959. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 11 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Writers featured include Karl Krolow, Paul Celan, Helmut Heissenbuttel, Günter Grass, and more. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities.
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Planet News, 1961-1967 (First Edition)

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 23 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus, with foxing to the spine and page edges, two tiny bruises.
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Panic Grass (First Edition)

by Upton, Charles

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. Number 24 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series, a singular long poem. Very Good plus, with light foxing at the extremities.
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The Fall of America (First Edition, second state)

by Ginsberg, Allen

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Published
1972
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1972. First Edition. First Edition, second state in black wrappers with titles in white, price of $2.50 on the rear wrapper (the first state is in white wrappers with titles in black, same price). Number 30 in Ferlinghetti's Pocket Poets series. Very Good plus in moderately rubbed wrappers (softcover), with… Read more
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Burst (Signed First Edition)

by Dashow, James (composer); Jack Kerouac (text)

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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$3,500.00

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Rome: G. Ricordi, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To Maggie - the direct cause of this piece. / With thanx! [sic] / James / 28 March, 1972 / Roma." Printed musical score, reproduced from the composer's original holograph score. An early pioneer of computer music, James Dashow is also… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Heart Beat (Collection of 5 original film lobby cards for the 1980 film)

by [Kerouac, Jack] Byrum, John (director, screenwriter); Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey (starring)

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Published
1980
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1980. Collection of five lobby cards for the 1980 film. Based Carolyn Cassady's 1976 book, about the lives of and relationships between Neal Cassady, Carolyn, and Jack Kerouac, with some focus on Kerouac's writing his novel "On the Road." One of the earliest feature films about central Beat figures. Shot… Read more
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$150.00
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La Nostra Vita Comincia di Notte [The Subterraneans] (Original Italian poster for the 1960 film)

by MacDougall, Ranald (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Robert Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule (starring)

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Published
1960
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$225.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Vintage Italian Locandina poster for the 1960 US film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles' 2012 adaptation of "On… Read more
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Heart Beat (Original film press kit for the 1980 film)

by [Kerouac, Jack] Byrum, John (director, screenwriter); Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard, Ray Sharkey (starring)

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Published
1980
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$125.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures, 1980. Original film press kit for the 1980 film. Included in the press kit are nine film still photographs and six cast biographies. Based Carolyn Cassady's 1976 book, about the lives of and relationships between Neal Cassady, Carolyn, and Jack Kerouac, with some focus on Kerouac's writing his novel "On the Road."… Read more
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Furia De Juventud [The Subterraneans] (Collection of 6 Spanish language lobby cards from the 1960 US film)

by MacDougall, Ranald (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Robert Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule (starring)

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Published
1960
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$125.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Collection of six full color vintage lobby cards from the 1960 film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles'… Read more
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$125.00