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2010-05-05 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Compelling photography by 20th-century American poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) of himself and his fellow Beat generation writers--including William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac?are presented in Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg. The exhibition exploring all facets of Allen Ginsberg's photography through 79 black-and-white portraits is now on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, through...

2009-03-27 09:28:00

U.S. actor Jon Hamm is set to play defense attorney Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming film Howl, Variety.com said. The movie, which is shooting in New York, is about the obscenity trial sparked by Allen Ginsberg's famous poem. It co-stars James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Bob Balaban, Treat Williams and Alessandro Nivola. TV's Perry Mason was based on Ehrlich's life, Variety.com noted. Hamm is best known for his role on the AMC drama series Mad Men.

2009-02-20 11:38:19

A film about the obscenity trial over Allen Ginsberg's 1955 poem Howl is set to start shooting in New York next month with James Franco as its star. Variety.com said the independent film production company Werk Works is producing and fully financing the movie, which is being produced and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman based on their own screenplay. Epstein and Friedman previously collaborated on The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175. Franco's Milk director Gus Van Sant is...

2008-09-09 12:00:22

Hollywood actor James Franco reportedly is set to play iconic Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the bio-picture "Howl." The Hollywood Reporter said David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are also attached to the 1950s-era project, which will mark the narrative writing, producing and directing debut of documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The Allen Ginsberg Trust approached Epstein and Friedman to discuss making a film to commemorate the 50th...

2008-08-07 21:00:19

By Dan Craft Opening for Stone Temple Pilots Wednesday night at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum are San Francisco-spawned alt-rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, better known to their minions as BRMC. The band's guitar-fueled sound is noted for its cross-cultural influences befitting a membership that began as two-parts American (co-founders Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been) and one part Brit (drummer Nick Jago). Been, son of The Call's Michael Been, and Hayes were high school cronies...

2006-01-15 12:24:48

By Philipp Gollner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Beat Museum, a tribute to the literary generation that helped inspire the 1960s counterculture, has opened in the San Francisco neighborhood where the movement took off 50 years ago. At just 1,000 square feet, the museum brings together aging manuscripts, letters, artwork, posters and first editions in the North Beach neighborhood where writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg lived, socialized and gave poetry readings. A rare...

2005-11-16 22:09:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together. Didion wrote "The Year of Magical Thinking" about coming to terms with the sudden death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, as she tended to her daughter's severe illness. Her daughter died after the book was completed. It was the first National Book Award for the writer who first gained national attention for her...

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