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Kandel, Lenore [Photographs from the Lenore Kandel papers].
BANC PIC 2017.044--PIC; BANC PIC 2017.044--B; BANC PIC 2017.044
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[Photographs from the Lenore Kandel papers]


Kandel, Lenore, creator, creator.


Chiefly snapshots of Kandel in the 1960s. Includes one childhood photograph; a snapshot album depicting Kandel, perhaps at the home of her parents, who are presumably the others depicted; miscellaneous snapshot and professional photographs depicting Kandel, including a series of photobooth portraits and one of her posing in belly dancing attire; a set of three professional photographs taken in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park on the summer solstice of 1968, showing Kandel, two belly dancers, a nurse and a young man on a motorcycle; two contact sheets of snapshots depicting Kandel and others in various locations; and a color print of a Hindu goddess. Also includes an oversize photograph taken in 1966 by Jaime Balugo depicting Kandel and Michael McClure seated in front of a microphone during an unidentified event; written on walls in background are names of authors whose work was subjected to censorship (Allen Ginsberg, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, et al).


1940 (issued)


Kandel, Lenore -- Archives
Kandel, Lenore -- Photographs
Authors, American -- California -- San Francisco -- 20th century -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Kandel.
Photographs from the Lenore Kandel papers, BANC PIC 2017.044, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Andover Street Archives, on behalf of Vicki Pollack and Roslyn Rosen ; 2016.
Born in New York City in 1932; for some time lived in Los Angeles area before moving to San Francisco in 1960 with aspirations of joining the Beat movement; fictionalized by Jack Kerouac as character Romana Swartz in his novel Big Sur; died in San Francisco in 2009. Kandel gained notoriety in November of 1966 when her pamphlet of erotic poems, The love book, was seized by San Francisco Police Department, prosecuted for its sexual content and judged to be in violation of California obscenity laws. The state's decision was eventually overturned by a federal court in 1974. Was a featured speaker at Pow wow: a gathering of the tribes for a human be-in, held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967, coincidentally her birthday. Works include An exquisite navel (1958), A passing dragon (1959), A passing dragon seen again (1959), Vision of the skull of the prophet (1964), The love book (1966), Word alchemy (1967) and the posthumous Collected poems (2014).
Transferred from the Lenore Kandel papers (BANC MSS 2017/141).



Physical Description:

23 photographs in 8 folders and 1 oversize folder : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets 41 x 51 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 2017.044--PIC
BANC PIC 2017.044--B
BANC PIC 2017.044



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Lenore Kandel papers : Kandel, Lenore.