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[Bill Morgan photograph collection of Beat Generation writers].
BANC PIC 2019.047--AX; BANC PIC 2019.047--B; BANC PIC 2019.047:12--AX; BANC PIC 2019.047
Collection Overview

Title:

[Bill Morgan photograph collection of Beat Generation writers]

Creator/Contributor:

Morgan, Bill, 1949-, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Frank, Robert, 1924-, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Kaplan, Sid, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Kaplan, Sid, printer.

Abstract:

Portraits by Allen Ginsberg of various writers and other figures associated with the Beat Generation or other spheres of Ginsberg's activities: Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Neil Cassady, Gregory Corso, Dalai Lama, Gelek Rimpoche, Elsa Dorfman, Robert Frank and June Leaf. Also includes a portrait of Ginsberg by Robert Frank, and a scene of boys diving off a pier in New York City by Sid Kaplan. 1: "Jack Kerouac, S.P. railroad brakeman's rule-book in pocket, visiting W.S. Burroughs then editing Yage Letters, on fire escape... my apartment 206 East 7th St. Manhattan, probably September 1953. [signed] Allen Ginsberg." Pencil annotation on back: "1953, 16/148, printed by Sid Kaplan." Stamped on back: "Photograph by Allen Ginsberg. Copyright 1994 NYC..." 2: "Jack Kerouac and Bill Burroughs locked in mortal combat... 206 East 7th Street, Apt. 16, fall 1953, New York. [signed] Allen Ginsberg." Pencil annotation on back: "1953. 18/162; signed 3/14/95 AG." 3: "William S. Burroughs on roof 206 East 7th Street NYC... Fall 1953 composing mss. Yage Letters & Queer. [signed] Allen Ginsberg." Pencil annotation on back: #23/220, 1953." 4: "Neal Cassady and his love that year Natalie Jackson... San Francisco March 1955. [signed] Allen Ginsberg." Pencil annotation on back: "Signed 5/30/96. AG." 5: "Jack Kerouac yawning on D.M.T. I'd brought back from Millbrook. Circa 1964 the last time he visited my apartment 704 East 5th Street Lower East Side Manhattan... [signed] Allen Ginsberg." Pencil annotation on back: "1964. 68/1549." 6: Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky. Annotations on back: "One of 3 alternative photos received from Robert Frank March 14, 1984. Return to Allen Ginsberg."; "OK prints. [signed] R.F." 7: Gelek Rimpoche. 8: Gelek Rimpoche 9: Gregory Corso. 10: Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso). 11: Elsa Dorfmann. 12: Robert Frank and June Leaf. 13: Boys diving off pier, New York City; signed by Sid Kaplan; taken early 1950s.

Date:

1953 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Kerouac, Jack -- 1922-1969 -- Portraits
Burroughs, William S -- 1914-1997 -- Portraits
Cassady, Neal -- Portraits
Ginsberg, Allen -- 1926-1997 -- Portraits
Frank, Robert -- 1924- -- Portraits
Leaf, June -- 1929- -- Portraits
Rimpoche, Gelek -- Portraits
Dorfman, Elsa -- Portraits
Corso, Gregory -- Portraits
Dalai Lama XIV -- Bstan-╩╝dzin-rgya-mtsho -- 1935- -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Bill Morgan.
Photographed by Allen Ginsberg (:1-:5, :7-:12), Robert Frank (:6) and Sid Kaplan (:13). Photograph nos. 1-5 include hand-written captions by Ginsberg printed in negative below images. Photograph nos. 7-11 include Ginsberg's stamp on back: "Copy photo. Allen Ginsberg P.O. Box 582 Stuyvesant Station N.Y., N.Y. 10009... Credit (c) Allen Ginsberg, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles." Some photographs include other pencil annotations on back by Ginsberg, Kaplan and/or Frank.
Per donor, most if not all photographs are printed by Sid Kaplan.
Bill Morgan photograph collection of Beat Generation writers, BANC PIC 2019.047, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Bill Morgan ; 2019.

Type:

graphic
Portraits.

Physical Description:

photoprint
13 photographs in 12 folders and 1 oversize folder : gelatin silver prints ; 51 x 41 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2019.047--AX
BANC PIC 2019.047--B
BANC PIC 2019.047:12--AX
BANC PIC 2019.047

Origin:

California