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[Pictorial material from the Neeli Cherkovski papers].
BANC PIC 2018.044--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2018.044--AX; BANC PIC 2018.044
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Title:

[Pictorial material from the Neeli Cherkovski papers]

Creator/Contributor:

Cherkovski, Neeli, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Cherry, Sam, photographer.

Abstract:

Snapshots and portraits of Cherkovski and his literary milieu in San Francisco and beyond. Depicted in many photographs are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Bukowski, Jack Hirschman, Cherkovski's partner Jessie Cabrera, and Cherkovski family members Clare Cherry, Sam Cherry and Tanya Cherry. Among numerous others depicted are David Meltzer, Diane DiPrima, Harold Norse, Bob Kaufman, Allen Ginsburg, Jack Micheline, A.D. Winans, Eileen Kaufman, Francis Ford Coppola, James Broughton, Gregory Corso, Harold Norse, John Ross, Cesar Chavez, Enrico Banducci, Henril Lenoir, Luke Gibney, Jim Carrol, Emma Bukowski, Chris Kanios, Jack Mueller, Janet Weiner, Charles Martinez, John Norton, Jack Foley, Adelle Foley, Yannis Livadas, Nicola Viviani, Patrick O'Sullivan, William Norton and Ludwig Zeller. Among the North Beach locations depicted are Caffe Trieste, City Lights Books and Enrico's. Also includes a couple photographs of the Black Cat Cafe taken by Sam Cherry. Also includes several drawings and a few paintings, most by Cherkovski.

Date:

1940 (issued)

Subject:

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Cherkovski, Neeli -- Archives
Cherkovski, Neeli -- Photographs
Cherkovski, Neeli
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence -- Photographs
Bukowski, Charles -- Photographs
Hirschman, Jack -- 1933- -- Photographs
Cabrera, Jessie -- Photographs
Poets, American -- California -- San Francisco -- 20th century -- Photographs
North Beach (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Neeli Cherkovski.
Also includes approximately 30 original drawings and paintings.
Identified photographers include Cherkovski, Sam Cherry, Jessie Cabrera, Raymond Foye, Regina Cherry, Michelle Boleyn, Ira Cohen, Marco Bakkar and Christopher Felver.
Identified artists include Cherkovski, D. Mortimer, Robert Newark and Michael Louis George (Mich).
Pictorial material from the Neeli Cherkovski papers, BANC PIC 2018.044, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Neeli Cherkovski ; 2018.
Neeli Cherkovski was born Nelson Cherry in Santa Monica in 1945, to father Sam Cherry (who became an established photographer in San Francisco in the 1950s) and mother Clare Cherry; worked as a political consultant in the 1970s in Riverside; in 1975 moved to San Francisco to work for then-California Senator George Moscone; produced the first San Francisco Poetry Festival; friend and biographer of Charles Bukowski, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Bob Kaufman; taught literature and philosophy at New College of California until the school closed in 2008.
Transferred from the Neeli Cherkovski papers (BANC MSS 2013/183).

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Drawings.
Paintings.
Archives.
Photographs.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 165 photographs in 1 box and 6 oversize folders : chiefly color prints ; sheets various sizes

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2018.044--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2018.044--AX
BANC PIC 2018.044

Origin:

California

Related Item:

Neeli Cherkovski papers : Cherkovski, Neeli.