Guide to the Allen Ginsberg film and video archive, 1983 - 1996

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Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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© 2001
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Allen Ginsberg film and video archive, 1983 - 1996

Collection number: Mss Media 0004

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Date Completed:
2001 Sept.
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2001 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Allen Ginsberg film and video archive,
Date (inclusive): 1983 - 1996
Collection number: Mss Media 0004
Creator: Aronson, Jerry
Extent: 154 videotapes
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased, 2001.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], Allen Ginsberg film and video archive, Mss Media 0004, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Container List

Box 1, Videotape 1

Allen Ginsberg Performance, Part I.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, May 27, 1983. Begins with shots of audience, continues with Peter and Allen playing music together and ends with an interview of Allen outside his Boulder house.
 

Shots of audience.

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In Naropa auditorium.
 

Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg playing music.

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In Naropa auditorium.
 

Allen Ginsberg Interview.

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End of interview on steps at Allen's house on Bluff St. in Boulder.
Box 1, Videotape 2

Allen Ginsberg Performance, Part II.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, May 27, 1983. Ginsberg performs with a small band and reads poetry with music backup. Ginsberg later chants a mantra.
 

"Why I Meditate".

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Ginsberg sings with a small back-up band.
 

"Put Down That Cigarette Rag (Don't Smoke)".

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Ginsberg sings with a small back-up band.
 

Mantra.

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Ginsberg chants with a small back-up band.
 

"September on Jessore Road".

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Time in: 2:19:02 Time out: 2:21:28 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg sings with a small back-up band.
Box 1, Videotape 3

Allen Ginsberg Performance, Part III.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, May 27, 1983. More of Ginsberg singing with his back-up band.
 

"Do the Meditation Rock".

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Ginsberg sings with a small back-up band. (Jump at 1:12:45)
Box 1, Videotape 4

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part I.

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Ginsberg's home on Bluff Street in Boulder, CO, May 28, 1983. Interview takes place outside.
 

Peter Orlovsky working on garden outside.

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General outdoor ambient sound.
 

Allen Ginsberg walking and interview on steps outside.

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Ginsberg outside his house on Bluff St. in Boulder, CO.
Box 1, Videotape 5

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part II.

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Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:22:23 Total Time: 22m 23s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg's home in Boulder, CO May 28, 1983. Ginsberg outside his house on Bluff St.
Box 1, Videotape 6

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part III.

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Ginsberg's home in Boulder, CO May 28, 1983. Ginsberg outside his house on Bluff St.
Box 1, Videotape 7

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part IV.

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Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:22:11 Total Time: 22m 11s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg's home in Boulder, CO May 28, 1983. Ginsberg in the living room of his Bluff Street. residence, reading his own poetry, explaining and analyzing highlights of poems.
 

"King of May".

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Ginsberg reads his own poetry.
 

"Kaddish".

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Time in: 0:19:09 Time out: 0:21:01 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg reads his own poetry.
Box 1, Videotape 8

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part V.

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Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:22:55 Total Time: 22m 55s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg's home in Boulder, CO May 28, 1983. Ginsberg in the living room of his Bluff Street. residence, reading his own poetry, explaining and analyzing highlights of poems.
 

"Father Death Blues" (spoken).

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A spoken version of Ginsberg's blues tune.
 

"Howl".

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Ginsberg reads his own poetry.
 

About "Howl".

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Ginsberg explains his poem.
 

"On Neal's Ashes".

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Ginsberg reads his own poetry.
 

Interview with Allen Ginsberg.

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Allen discusses the '68 Chicago Convention.
Box 1, Videotape 9

Excerpt from Don't Look Back.

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Excerpt from D.A. Pennebaker's feature documentary film on Bob Dylan, Don't Look Back.
 

Don't Look Back: "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the opening scene of the film. Take I

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Dylan in foreground, flipping through cue-cards with lyrics, Ginsberg in background. Full-screen version.
 

Don't Look Back: "Subterranean Homesick Blues", the opening scene of the film. Take II

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Dylan holds signs up, illustrating the song's text. This version is letter-boxed, where it is easier to see Ginsberg in the background.
Box 1, Videotape 10

Ginsberg Excerpts from Renaldo and Clara.

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Excerpts from Bob Dylan's feature documentary of his 1975 Rolling Thunder Review entitled, Renaldo and Clara.
 

Ginsberg at Jewish Old Folks' Home.

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Ginsberg is on stage being introduced to the audience.
 

Ginsberg Singing Blake Poem.

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Ginsberg sings "All the Hills Echoed" accompanied by a woman guitarist.
 

Ginsberg with Dylan and Rolling Thunder Review.

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All performers sing and dance together next to a lake.
 

Ginsberg at Jewish Old Folks' Home.

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Time in: 10:04:43 Time out: 10:06:58 Source: Color Film Print Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg reads a poem.
 

Ginsberg with Fortune Teller.

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Ginsberg gets his palms read by an old fortune teller.
 

Ginsberg with Dylan at Kerouac's Grave.

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Ginsberg and Dylan reminisce by Kerouac's grave.
 

Ginsberg Shaving Beard.

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Time in: 10:10:40 Time out: 10:11:50 Source: Color Film Print Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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A woman shaves off Ginsberg's beard.
 

Ginsberg with Dylan at Kerouac's Grave.

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Ginsberg and Dylan reminisce by Kerouac's grave.
 

Ginsberg with Dylan in Schoolyard.

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Ginsberg and Dylan chat about God with some children playing in a schoolyard.
 

Ginsberg Dancing.

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Ginsberg dancing with young female partner to modern music at the Jewish old folks' home.
Box 2, Videotape 11

Excerpt from Renaldo and Clara: Whore house scene.

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Excerpt from Bob Dylan's documentary of his 1975 Rolling Thunder Review, Renaldo and Clara. Ginsberg and friends, including Joan Baez, Anne Waldman and others playing a whorehouse scene.
Box 2, Videotape 12

Allen Ginsberg Interview.

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Time in: 11:00:23 Time out: 11:22:50 Total Time: 22m 48s Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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September 1, 1984. Interview by John Miglietta with Ginsberg sitting outside. Ignore the color bars: 11:05:52-11:06:35.
Box 2, Videotape 13

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl".

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Ginsberg has returned to his alma mater to read "Howl" and other poems.
 

Pre-show.

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Ginsberg discusses "Howl" with Peter Goldfarb. The sound is not good until 13:02:23.
 

Introduction by Anne Waldman.

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First take, not as good as second take.
 

Allen introduces the program.

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First take, not as good as second take.
 

Introduction by Anne Waldman, second transfer.

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Second take, better transfer.
 

Allen introduces program, second transfer.

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Second take, better transfer.
Box 2, Videotape 14

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl".

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Ginsberg reading "Howl", Stanza I. Time Code and image jump near the end of the tape.
Box 2, Videotape 15

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl".

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Ginsberg reads two poems, "America" and "Many Loves" with jumps in the Time Code throughout.
 

"America", beginning of poem.

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First stanza, mostly out of focus and shaky, but good sound.
 

"America", end of poem.

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Time in: 15:02:34 Time out: 15:04:24 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Image partially usable and the sound is good. The last line: "... queer shoulder to the wheel."
 

"Many Loves".

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Ginsberg reads the portion of the poem that is a love song for Neal Cassady.
Box 2, Videotape 16

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl".

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Time in: 18:00:48 Time out: 18:20:17 Total Time: 17m 30s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Peter Goldfarb interviews Ginsberg on stage at Columbia in 1981. Anne Waldman introduces "Howl."
 

Goldfarb interview.

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Time in: 18:00:48 Time out: 18:10:31 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Hand-held with shaky camera and sound problems. However, some material is definitely useable. Stage Left.
 

Anne Waldman introduction.

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Time in: 18:12:55 Time out: 18:18:02 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Focus problems and shaky throughout, sound mostly useable. Stage Left.
Box 2, Videotape 17

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl"; Ginsberg Interview.

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Time in: 19:00:55 Time out: 6:20:58 Total Time: 20m 27s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Actual reading of poem, "Howl". Stage Left and Right as camera moves unthinkingly between stage and audience. Also a brief excerpt from 1983 of Ginsberg's interview on the steps in his back yard in Boulder, CO.
 

"Howl" reading.

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Stage Left. Camera begins to move near end of section. Picture cuts and sound continues.
 

"Howl" reading continues.

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Stage Right. Image shaky, but there are some useable shots of Ginsberg and of the audience. The sound is excellent.
 

Ginsberg interview on the steps of his house in Boulder, CO, 1983.

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Ginsberg comments on meditation, high school loves and a very important description of his coming out to Kerouac at Columbia University.
Box 2, Videotape 18

25th Anniversary Reading of "Howl".

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Columbia University, New York City, 1981. Ginsberg reads the end of "Howl", "Footnote to Howl" and "Sunflower Sutra".
 

Last portion of "Howl".

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Stage Right. Almost all usable.
 

Last portion of "Howl".

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Stage Left. Shakier image, but good sound as well as good shots of the audience.
 

"Footnote to Howl".

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Stage Left. Useable footage.
 

"Sunflower Sutra".

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Stage Left. Image quality useable. Sound usable and audience shots usable.
Box 2, Videotape 19

Kerouac Conference.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, 1982. Includes interviews with Ferlinghetti, Edie Kerouac Parker, David Amram, McClure, Joyce Johnson, Corso, and Kesey.
 

Allen Ginsberg sings with band.

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Sings "Do the Meditation", great version!
 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads a poem.

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Ferlinghetti reads a poem by Kerouac.
 

Interview with Edie Kerouac Parker.

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Kerouac's first wife fondly remembers Jack Kerouac as a loving man.
 

Interview with David Amram.

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Amram talks about music and the Kerouac beat in his work.
 

Interview with Michael McClure.

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McClure describes Kerouac's writing and how it influenced those around him.
 

Interview with Edie Parker.

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Time in: 1:05:21 Time out: 1:06:15 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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More talk about Kerouac and their relationship.
 

Michael McClure reading a Kerouac poem.

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Time in: 1:06:15 Time out: 1:08:23 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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McClure reads one of Kerouac's poems to describe his style.
 

Joyce Johnson interview.

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Time in: 1:08:23 Time out: 1:11:00 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Johnson describes her first meeting with Jack, a blind date set up by Ginsberg.
 

Panel moderator.

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The moderator keeps the women's panel moving by asking a question about Jack's intimacy factor.
 

Gregory Corso interview.

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Time in: 1:12:24 Time out: 1:14:49 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Corso makes a humorous comment about Ginsberg and Kerouac.
 

Ferlinghetti reading a poem of Kerouac's.

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Time in: 1:14:49 Time out: 1:18:28 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ferlinghetti reads one of his favorite poems written by Kerouac.
Box 2, Videotape 20

Kerouac Conference: Interviews with Michael McClure, Carolyn Cassady and Gregory Corso.

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Interviews at the 1982 Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO.
 

Michael McClure interview.

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Time in: 2:00:27 Time out: 2:07:37 Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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McClure talks about Kerouac and the other Beats and their influence on younger poets.
 

Carolyn Cassady interview.

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Carolyn Cassady describes being the woman between Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac and how enjoyable it was.
 

Gregory Corso interview.

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Corso talks about the meetings and ideas that occurred between Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs.
Box 3, Videotape 21

Interview with David Amram.

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Time in: 3:00:43 Time out: 3:25:49 Total Time: 25m 6s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Kerouac Conference, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, 1982. Peter Goldfarb interviews David Amram about musical rhythm and the Beats.
Box 3, Videotape 22

Panel: Kerouac and His Women, Part I.

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Time in: 4:00:34 Time out: 4:24:33 Total Time: 24m 0s Source: 3/4" Master unusable Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Kerouac Conference, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, 1982. Women's panel discussion, including Edie Kerouac Parker, Joyce Johnson, Carolyn Cassady, the panel moderator and an Italian producer, Nanda.
Box 3, Videotape 23

Panel: Kerouac and His Women, Part II.

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Kerouac Conference, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, 1982.Women's panel continued. Includes questions from the audience.
Box 3, Videotape 24

Kerouac, Part I.

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A documentary by John Antonelli, 1984, with actors playing all the main Beat historical figures. An interesting combination of narrative and documentary.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg talks about meeting Kerouac.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Kerouac avoided authority figures and was kicked out of the Navy.
 

Herbert Huncke interview.

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Huncke talks about Ginsberg, Kerouac and Times Square.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Kerouac's use of Benzedrine inhalers.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview

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Ginsberg on Kerouac's archetypal characters.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Kerouac's writing... he was already a genius.
 

Joyce Johnson interview.

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Joyce Johnson on Ginsberg and Kerouac in New York City
Box 3, Videotape 25

Kerouac, Part II.

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A documentary by John Antonelli 1984, with actors playing all the main Beat historical figures. An interesting combination of narrative and documentary filmmaking.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Kerouac's drinking before his appearance on the 1969 William Buckley show.
 

Kerouac on Firing Line, the William Buckley PBS show, 1969.

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Ginsberg appears in the audience. Kerouac expresses his negative attitude towards the Beats.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Kerouac, Catholicism and suffering.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg states that Kerouac had a heart and mind that could write about the real world.
Box 3, Videotape 26

Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg.

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Color video of Ginsberg and Orlovsky in 1978, performing with Jack Allan Cassady. Quality of this video is almost unusable except for the sound.
Box 3, Videotape 27

USA: Poetry: Outtakes.

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Outtakes from a 1965 episode of USA: Poetry series for WNET. Directed by Richard Moore. Video transfer quality is questionable.
 

Ginsberg interview in the basement of City Lights book store, San Francisco, July 18, 1965.

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Ginsberg talks about poetry and reads some poems.
 

Robert Creeley and Neal Cassady enter the scene and sit down to watch.

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Ginsberg reads "King of May".
 

More poetry and general discussion.

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Ginsberg and Cassady discuss the world situation.
 

Ginsberg talks about William Carlos Williams and other poets.

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This section ends the basement of City Lights interview.
 

Ginsberg's apartment in San Francisco, December 14, 1965.

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General hustle and bustle in apartment with Ginsberg, Julius and Peter Orlovsky and Neal Cassady.
 

Everyone leaves the apartment and boards a VW bus.

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Interesting shots of everyone in a VW bus.
 

Studio of artist, Robert LaVigne, San Francisco.

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Ginsberg stands in front of Robert's painting: Foster's Cafeteria.
 

Ginsberg and Orlovksy perform a musical mantra in the studio.

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Orlovsky plays guitar and Ginsberg chimes a small bell.
 

Ginsberg in studio while LaVigne paints.

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Ginsberg reads poems and explains them.
Box 3, Videotape 28

Buddha Bellies; September on Jessore Road.

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Two short films featuring Ginsberg and his work.
 

Buddha Bellies.

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Peter Orlovsky and Ginsberg in a film by Sheila and Lucien Carr.
 

Outtakes from Buddha Bellies.

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Footage of Orlovsky and Ginsberg not included in Buddha Bellies.
 

September on Jessore Road.

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A film by John Giorno depicts Allen in India, including song "Jessore Road" with Bob Dylan playing in back-up band.
Box 3, Videotape 29

Excerpts from Good Morning Mr. Orwell.

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A TV special that aired New Year's Eve, 1983, featuring multi-media performances .
 

"Do the Meditation Rock".

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Relatively good version of this particular poem/chant.
 

Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky singing (over closing credits).

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Closes program.
Box 3, Videotape 30

Pull My Daisy; Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint.

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Pull My Daisy by Robert Frank. Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint by Nam June Paik.
 

Pull My Daisy.

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A short film by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie in 1958. Written and narrated by Jack Kerouac, with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers, David Amram and others.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint.

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Video art piece by Nam June Paik and Shiseko Kubota in 1982.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Opening.

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Experimental video images with distorted sound.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Allen Ginsberg and his father, Louis Ginsberg, in joint poetry reading, 1975.

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Footage of Allen and Louis Ginsberg reading together.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Peter Orlovsky, Boulder CO.

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Orlovsky is playing the banjo on the Boulder mall.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Allen Ginsberg and his father 3 years after Louis Ginsberg's death, images combined by video.

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A video image of Louis is superimposed onto Allen's forehead. Allen is crying.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Superimposed images of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky.

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Experimental imagery and sound.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Orlovsky playing banjo -- Boulder. Interview with Allen Ginsberg and Allan Kaprow.

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Ginsberg explains what it was like coming out to his father and how difficult it was.
 

Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint: Allen and Louis Ginsberg .

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A video image of Louis is superimposed onto Allen's forehead. Allen is crying.
Box 4, Videotape 31

Ginsberg and Orlovsky; Ginsberg and Student; Ginsberg and Gregory Corso

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Ginsberg playing music with Peter Orlovsky, teaches a Naropa student, and discusses the past with Gregory Corso.
 

Ginsberg and Orlovsky

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Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky singing together. Peter is playing the banjo.
 

Ginsberg and Naropa Student

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Picture only. Ginsberg and student discuss poetry on the lawn in front of Ginsberg's Boulder home.
 

Ginsberg and Naropa Student

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Picture and sound, picture scratched. Ginsberg and student discuss poetry on the lawn in front of Ginsberg's Boulder home.
 

Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso talking.

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Ginsberg and Corso dispute the details of an early poetry reading. Corso reflects on Neal Cassady and success with women.
 

Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso talking.

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Ginsberg and Corso discuss Kerouac and Cassady in the early days. Corso comments on finding out about Ginsberg's homosexuality. (Picture out at 12:56:50)
Box 4, Videotape 32

Allen and Louis Ginsberg Part I.

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Father and son poets read together for an audience, 1973.
Box 4, Videotape 33

Allen and Louis Ginsberg, Part II.

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Father and son poets read together for an audience, 1973.
Box 4, Videotape 34

Be In; America's Wonderful.

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Two short films: Be In by Jerry Abrams, and America's Wonderful by John Giorgio, both from 1967.
 

Be In

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Celebration of life in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
 

Be In: Footage of Ginsberg in the 60's, reading poetry at a concert.

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Celebration of life in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
 

Be In: Ginsberg dancing.

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Celebration of life in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
 

Be In: Ginsberg on stage.

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Celebration of life in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
 

America's Wonderful: Footage of Ginsberg in the 60's, reading poetry at a concert.

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Celebration of life in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Box 4, Videotape 35

In Motion: Amiri Baraka.

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Biographical film of poet Leroi Jones, also known as Amiri Baraka, by St. Claire Bourne, 1981.
 

Ginsberg interviewed with a book of poetry.

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Ginsberg discusses his long friendship with Baraka.
 

Ginsberg on a trip to Washington, Howard University, reading Baraka's poems.

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They share a strong mutual respect for each other's politics and poetry.
 

Ginsberg on Baraka, Fascism in Newark.

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Baraka explains how Ginsberg, through "Howl", turned him on to his own anger as a black man in America.
Box 4, Videotape 36

Burroughs, Part I.

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The definitive 1984 documentary on the life of William Burroughs by Howard Brookner (deceased).
 

Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Burroughs.
 

Burroughs interview.

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Burroughs on meeting Ginsberg and the other Beats in 1944.
 

Terry Southern interview.

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Terry Southern telling how Kerouac and Ginsberg referred to Burroughs as "Daddy".
 

Ginsberg and Burroughs together.

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Ginsberg and Burroughs together on NYC rooftop, reciting "Howl".
 

Ginsberg and Lucien Carr with Burroughs.

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Discussing relationships.
 

Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Burroughs forging prescriptions.
 

Ginsberg and Burroughs.

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Discussing relationships.
Box 4, Videotape 37

Burroughs, Part II.

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The definitive 1984 documentary on the life of William Burroughs by Howard Brookner (deceased).
 

Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on the relationship between Burroughs and his son.
 

Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg on Burroughs' writing.
Box 4, Videotape 38

Suwanose: The Fourth World.

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A television program from 1976 about the protest surrounding the aboriginal peoples on the small Japanese island Suwanose.
 

Allen at Berkeley poetry reading reciting "Save Suwanose".

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Allen on stage with other poets, both American and Japanese.
 

"Put Down Your Cigarette Rag (Don't Smoke)"

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Ginsberg sings over footage of Japanese protesters dancing.
 

Caricature drawing of Allen.

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Caricature drawing of Ginsberg appears with Japanese titles.
 

Allen chanting.

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As the program closes, Ginsberg sings a mantra with other poets on stage.
Box 4, Videotape 39

Spectrum: "Anatomy of Violence".

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A sociological study of violence using footage from the "Dialectics of Liberation" convention in London, 1967.
 

Ginsberg speaking on the panel.

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Ginsberg advocating non-escalation as a resolution to violence.
 

About Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg described as "poet-prophet of the flower people."
 

Ginsberg speaking on a panel.

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Ginsberg argues that domestic interracial violence does not help curtail the Vietnam war.
 

Ginsberg and Stokely Carmichael.

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Ginsberg and Carmichael shown together on the panel.
 

Ginsberg speaking on a panel.

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Ginsberg on "flower power strategies."
 

Yippie press conference, including: Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Judy Collins and Paul Krassner.

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A series of famous people of the times address the press about the alternative convention of life to be held in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic Convention.
 

Allen Ginsberg addresses the U.S. Congress.

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Ginsberg speaks to the LSD Committee on the value of LSD, June 14, 1966.
 

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs in Chicago.

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Ginsberg and Burroughs in the crowd hold flowers and look anxious (silent footage).
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg at a Canadian demonstration, (silent footage).
 

Allen Ginsberg and Pete Seeger.

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Ginsberg speaks and Seeger sings at an anti-war tax-evasion rally in 1967.
 

1968 Republican Convention.

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The contest between Rockefeller, Regan and Nixon. There is a great celebration when Nixon wins.
 

Vietnam.

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Gruesome footage of American and Vietnamese causalities, 1967.
 

Chicago and Hubert Humphry.

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This footage contains shots of rioting in the streets of Chicago juxtaposed with Humphry winning the Democratic Convention, also in Chicago.
Box 4, Videotape 40

St. Cloud College Footage.

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A short black and white film about Allen Ginsberg visiting St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 1976. Includes Ginsberg interview footage.
 

St. Cloud College Footage.

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A short black and white piece by Michael F. Cassidy and Richard Reeder chronicling Ginsberg's visit to St. Cloud College sometime in the mid-1960's.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg singing.

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Allen Ginsberg sings "Can't Find Anyone" over images of Ginsberg arriving at St. Cloud College.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg chanting.

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Footage of Ginsberg chanting.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg discusses being a writer and seeing like a writer.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg comments on Buddhist meditation and poetry and observing thought forms. We see visuals of Ginsberg meditating and lecturing over his comments.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Interview with Allen Ginsberg

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Ginsberg remarks on how the urge to cling to the material world is the source of all pain.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Chanting sequence.

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We hear Ginsberg chanting over still photos of Ginsberg.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg singing.

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Ginsberg sings "Broken Bones" over images of him visiting the college bookstore and signing books.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Allen Ginsberg singing.

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Ginsberg sings live before an audience.
 

St. Cloud College Footage: Interview with Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg comments on writing poetry. Also, on the audio track, a group of people sing "Happy Birthday" to Ginsberg.
Box 5, Videotape 41

I Believe: Allen Ginsberg.

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An episode of the KPIX-TV San Francisco television series I Believe, featuring Allen Ginsberg being interviewed by Father Miles Riley, 1974.
 

Allen Ginsberg reading poetry.

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In: "When I sit I see..."
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg talks about his relationship with his parents, his "homosexual conditioning," auditory hallucinations of Blake's poetry and the search for his and America's souls.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg discusses the soul, the ego, death, his non-grasping love for Peter Orlovsky and Buddhism vs. Christianity.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg remarks on observing one's thoughts, the humor in his early poetry, the early Beats and the word "Beat," and the claim that he is a kind of prophet.
 

Allen Ginsberg reading a short poem.

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In: "Wind makes sound..." Out: "... it's the wind talking."
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg commenting on his work being used as a teaching tool. Ginsberg then closes the show by singing a mantra.
Box 5, Videotape 42

Beyond Self, Beyond War.

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By John Miglietta, 1986. Includes footage from John Miglietta's 1984 interview (see Tape 12).
 

Allen Ginsberg introduced.

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Ginsberg introduced as part of this program.
 

Footage of Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg is shown sitting in the audience.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg voices his anger and rage over US involvement in worldwide covert operations.
 

Footage of Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg is shown in the audience.
 

Footage of Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg participates in a walking meditation.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg tells about conflicts he had with his father.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg comments on women in Buddhism.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg comments on women in Buddhism.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg explains his involvement with the protest at Rocky Flats.
 

Footage of Allen Ginsberg.

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We see Ginsberg taking part in a tea ceremony.
 

Footage of Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg is shown as he walks away near the end of the film.
Box 5, Videotape 43

Poets on Videotape: Writer's Forum #1.

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Television program featuring an in-depth conversation with Allen Ginsberg, 1970.
 

Poets on Videotape: Writer's Forum #2.

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A second visit with Allen Ginsberg, 1973.
Box 5, Videotape 45

Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family.

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A film by Morley Markson, filmed mostly in 1968-69, released in 1971.
 

Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky.

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Ginsberg and Orlovsky on their communal farm, bring in goats and calves for the night.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg reads a section of "Howl", both on camera and over images of subways.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Hare Krishna's chant at the Washington Monument over images of the Chicago 1968 protest. Abbie Hoffman talks about revolution on the phone.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg sings "Jessore Road" and plays the harmonium.
 

Demonstrators.

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Chicago anti-war protest, 1968.
 

Timothy Leary, John Lennon, Yoko Ono.

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Interview with Leary at a flower power demonstration, 1968. Demonstrators chant, "Give Peace a Chance" along with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg, in 1968, comments on the ecology disaster karma that we are developing.
 

Demonstration.

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Dancing and police brutality in the streets.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg comments on every culture's need for sacred music and sacred substances.
 

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg discusses alternate strategies other than force that could have defeated Hitler.
 

Final credits of the movie.

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The credits roll over Allen chanting "Ohm" on camera.
Box 5, Videotape 46

Allen and Student; Rocky Flats.

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Allen and Student, 1984.

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Allen teaches a student about poetry on the grass outside of his Bluff St. house in Boulder.
 

Rocky Flats, 1985.

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Documentation of an attempted encirclement of the nuclear trigger factory near Boulder by 10,000 people. Ginsberg and other Naropa faculty and students are a part of this demonstration.
Box 5, Videotape 47

Carl Solomon Interview; Allen Signing Books; Ginsberg Photo Show.

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Carl Solomon Interview.

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New York City, 1985. Better quality transfer on Tape 74.
 

Allen Signing Books.

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Ginsberg signs his first hard cover poetry book in 1985 at the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City.
 

People at Photo Show.

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Shots of a large crowd of people studying Ginsberg's first full photo exhibit at the Holly Solomon Gallery, 1985.
Box 5, Videotape 48

Ginsberg Coffee House Poetry Reading; Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.

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Ginsberg Coffee House Poetry Reading.

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Ginsberg reads poetry in a typical coffee house setting, New York City, 1985.
 

Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg conversing, late 1980's.

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Corso and Ginsberg converse with each other on a Boulder back porch.
Box 5, Videotape 49

What Happened to Kerouac?, Part I.

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This film, by Richard Lerner, 1985, is one of the two best-known documentaries on the life of Jack Kerouac. The editor of this film also edited The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg.
 

Ginsberg talking about 1969 Firing Line.

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Ginsberg states that Kerouac was incredibly drunk and bored while on the show.
 

Herbert Huncke and Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Huncke and Ginsberg talk about when they first met Kerouac and their impressions of him.
 

Gregory Corso interview.

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Corso describes the first time Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs met.
 

Herbert Huncke and Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Huncke and Ginsberg discuss Times Square and the New York City scene in the 1940's.
 

Anne Charters interview.

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Ann Charters talks about the first reading of "Howl" and Kerouac at that reading, which he later described in The Dharma Bums.
 

Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady in the basement of City Lights bookstore, San Francisco.

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Beautiful black and white transfer of famous City Lights footage. There is discussion about who is really in charge of the US -- the military or the elected government.
Box 5, Videotape 50

What Happened to Kerouac?, Part II.

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This film, by Richard Lerner, 1985, is one of the two best known documentaries on the life of Jack Kerouac. The editor of this film also edited The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg.
 

Allen Ginsberg interview.

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Allen comments on New York City intellectuals and their sentiments against Kerouac's writings.
 

Ann Charters interview.

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Ann Charters describes the relationships between Kerouac, Burroughs, Corso and Ginsberg and why those relationships couldn't last as they grew older.
 

Huncke and Ginsberg interview.

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Huncke and Ginsberg discuss the relationship between Kerouac and his mother.
 

Huncke and Ginsberg interview.

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Ginsberg describes his last visit to Kerouac. He remarks about Kerouac's grief, joy and suffering, and alcoholic demise the last 10 years of his life.
Box 6, Videotape 51

Ginsberg Family 8mm Footage: Hannah Litsky Home Movies.

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1938: black and white footage. 1946: color footage. All silent.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, black and white.

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Allen with brother, Eugene, and father, Louis.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, black and white.

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Naomi, Allen's mother, alone and with Allen, Eugene and Louis.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, black and white.

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Allen and Eugene.
Videotape 51

Allen Ginsberg, black and white.

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Allen with some of his friends.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, black and white.

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Allen and Eugene.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, color.

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Allen, Eugene and Louis.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, color.

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Allen with a baby.
Videotape 51

Ginsberg family, color.

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Allen and his family play in the water at the beach.
Videotape 51

Allen Ginsberg, color.

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Allen with beach ball.
Box 6, Videotape 52

The Simpsons: "Bart vs. Thanksgiving".

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Episode #7F07 of The Simpsons, satirical cartoon television series, November, 22, 1990.
Videotape 52

Lisa Simpson, cartoon character.

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Lisa Simpson writes her version of "Howl".
Videotape 52

Lisa Simpson, cartoon character.

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Lisa Simpson attempts to read her version of "Howl", but is interrupted.
Box 6, Videotape 53

1968 Chicago Democratic Convention Riot Footage.

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Portions of a film made by the University of Illinois. This is from a 3/4" Window Dub Master with visible Time Code numbers superimposed on the image of all formats.
Videotape 53

Chicago 1968 Demonstration.

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Riot footage from Chicago Democratic Convention, including tear gas, police violence. The shots take place during the day and the night.
Videotape 53

Allen Ginsberg chanting.

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Ginsberg chants in Lincoln Park in Chicago, calming the crowd at the Democratic Convention, 1968.
Box 6, Videotape 54

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part I.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. This interview was filmed in the library of a mansion on Mapleton Hill. Allen talks about his life to that point.
Box 6, Videotape 55

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part II.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. Interview continued.
Box 6, Videotape 56

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part III.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. Interview continued.
Box 6, Videotape 57

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part IV.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. Interview continued.
Box 6, Videotape 58

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part V.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. Interview continued.
Box 6, Videotape 59

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part VI.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. Continuing from the preceding interview session, Ginsberg reads some of his poetry.
Videotape 59

"A Meaningless Institution".

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In: "A Meaningless Institution" Out: "... in search of a toilet."
Videotape 59

"Psalm I".

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In: "Psalm I ..." Out: "... the Dove descends."
Videotape 59

"My Alba".

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In: "Now that I've wasted..." Out: "... alarm clock is ringing."
Videotape 59

"Siesta In Xbalba and Return to the States" (Abridged).

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In: "After 15 hrs..." Out: "... dusk submission."
Videotape 59

"On Burroughs' Work".

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In: "On Burroughs' Work..." Out: "... hide the madness."
Videotape 59

"Love Poem on Theme by Whitman"

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In : "Love Poem..." Out: "... in the silence."
Videotape 59

"Malest Cornifici Tuo Catullo".

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In: "I'm happy, Kerouac..." Out: "... it's like Heaven."
Videotape 59

"A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley".

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In: "A strange new cottage..." Out: "... dry, lovelorn tongue."
Videotape 59

"Europe! Europe!" (Abridged).

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In: "Europe! Europe!" Out: "... empty tombs."
Videotape 59

"First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels" Take 1.

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In : "First Party..." Out: "... in the leaves."
Videotape 59

"First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels" Take 2.

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In : "First Party..." Out: "... in the leaves."
Box 6, Videotape 60

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part VII.

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Boulder, CO, 1986. A series of private readings of Ginsberg's poetry by Ginsberg.
Videotape 60

"Going to Chicago" (Abridged).

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In: "The lake blue..." Out: "... Metal Microphone."
Videotape 60

"Grant Park: August 28, 1968".

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In: "Green air..." Out : "... garden of Eden?"
Videotape 60

"Rain-wet asphalt heat, garbage curbed cans".

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In: "Green air..." Out : "... garden of Eden?"
Videotape 60

"Memory Gardens" (Abridged).

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In: "Northport in the trees...." Out: "... drunken dumbshow."
Videotape 60

"Returning to the Country for a Brief Visit" (Abridged).

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In: "Returning to the Country...." Out: "... in dark Rain."
Videotape 60

"Drive All Blames into One".

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In: "Drive All Blames..." Out: "... had a hardon."
Videotape 60

"Brooklyn College Brain".

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In: "Brooklyn College Brain..." Out: "... in the Birdroom."
Box 7, Videotape 61

Ginsberg Poetry Reading Part I.

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Ginsberg performs live on the University of Colorado campus, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, July 24, 1989. Ginsberg introduces each poem briefly before reading it.
Videotape 61

Intro by Peter Michelson.

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Michelson tells an anecdote of Blake and compares Ginsberg's and Blake's style of agitating.
Videotape 61

Ginsberg's intro.

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The last days of Abbie Hoffman's mother.
Videotape 61

"CIA Dope Calypso".

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Ginsberg sings poem.
Videotape 61

"Whom Bomb".

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A sound poem.
Box 7, Videotape 62

Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Part II.

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Ginsberg performs live on the University of Colorado campus, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, July 24, 1989. Ginsberg introduces each poem briefly before reading it.
Videotape 62

"In Society".

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In: "In Society..." Out: "... dominating the whole room."
Videotape 62

"Pull My Daisy".

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In: "Pull My Daisy..." Out: "... gap be shut."
Videotape 62

"Tonight, All Is Well".

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In: "Tonight All Is Well..." Out: "... sleepless on the couch."
Videotape 62

"Song".

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In: "Song..." Out: "... where I was born."
Videotape 62

"A Supermarket In California".

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In: "Supermarket in California" Out: "... black waters of Leathy."
Videotape 62

"Sunflower Sutra".

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In: "Sunflower Sutra..." Out: "... sit-down vision."
Videotape 62

"America".

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Includes an explanation of important figures in the poem. In: "America..." Out: "... Ewig-Weibliche made me --"
Box 7, Videotape 63

Ginsberg Poetry reading, Part III.

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Ginsberg performs live on the University of Colorado campus, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, July 24, 1989. Ginsberg introduces each poem briefly before reading it.
Videotape 63

"America" (cont'd).

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In: " -- them bad Russians..." Out: "... queer shoulder to the wheel."
Videotape 63

"Kaddish" (Abridged).

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In: " And it's the last moment..." Out: "... death fall of flowers."
Videotape 63

"On Neal's Ashes".

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In: "On Neal's Ashes..." Out: "... all ashes again."
Videotape 63

"Uluru".

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In: "When the red pond fills..." Out: "... worlds come to their end."
Box 7, Videotape 64

Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Part IV.

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Ginsberg performs live on the University of Colorado campus, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, July 24, 1989. Ginsberg introduces each poem briefly before reading it.
Videotape 64

"Yaweh and Allah Battle".

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In: "Yaweh and Allah Battle..." Out: "... Salaam"
Videotape 64

Short poems about Allen Ginsberg's Father's decline.

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In: "Feeble arms..." Out: "... mixed up with stones."
Videotape 64

"Father Death Blues".

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A solo song by Ginsberg.
Videotape 64

"Put Down Your Cigarette Rag".

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A solo song by Ginsberg.
Videotape 64

"Maturity".

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In: "Maturity..." Out: "... vomit air."
Videotape 64

"Irritable Vegetable".

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In: "Irritable Vegetable..." Out: "... eat hotdogs."
Videotape 64

Allen's Haikus.

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Six 17 syllable one-line poems read by Ginsberg.
Box 7, Videotape 65

Ginsberg Poetry Reading Part V.

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Ginsberg performs live on the University of Colorado campus, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, July 24, 1989. Ginsberg introduces each poem briefly before reading it.
Videotape 65

"Sphincter".

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In: "I hope my good old..." Out: "... 'til death, relax."
Videotape 65

"Cosmopolitan Greetings".

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In: "Stand up against..." Out: "... Candor ends paranoia."
Videotape 65

"Personals Ad".

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In: "Poet professor in autumn..." Out: "... 10009, New York."
Videotape 65

"Proclamation".

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In: " I am king of the universe..." Out: "... every word I say."
Videotape 65

"Do the Meditation".

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A solo song by Ginsberg.
Box 7, Videotape 66

Dick Cavett Show, with Allen Ginsberg.

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Dick Cavett's nighttime in depth PBS television show, 1978.
Videotape 66

Poem: "Don't Grow Old".

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In: "My Father Died..." Out: "... it was a glue factory."
Videotape 66

Song: "Father Death Blues".

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In: "Father Death Blues..." Out: "... as time will tell."
Box 7, Videotape 67

Kaddish.

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A WNET (PBS) television program. Ginsberg reads and comments on his poem "Kaddish" combined with a one-act off Broadway play based on "Kaddish". This show aired in 1977.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg describes the Kaddish, the Hebrew prayer for the dead.
Videotape 67

Scenes from the play: "Kaddish".

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These are scenes reenacted on the streets.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reads the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg reads the opening of the poem.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg describes how this really is a poem addressed to the dead.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reads the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg reads on...
Videotape 67

Scenes from the play: "Kaddish".

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These are scenes reenacted on the streets.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reads the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg reads on...
Videotape 67

Scenes from the play: "Kaddish".

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These are scenes reenacted on the streets.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reads the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment.

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The reading continues...
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg looks at photos of his younger self and comments on his inner turmoil.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reads the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment interwoven with scenes from the play.

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Ginsberg reads on as visuals of the play intermittently appear over Ginsberg's voice.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg holding a photo of himself at the age of 12 visiting his mother in the institution. He calls this photo "the heart of 'Kaddish'".
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reading the poem "Kaddish" in his Manhattan apartment interwoven with scenes from the play.

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Ginsberg reads on as visuals of the play intermittently appear over Ginsberg's voice.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg discusses more family history.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg reading the poem "Kaddish" in his lower east side apartment interwoven with scenes from the play.

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The reading continues as visuals of the play intermittently appear over Ginsberg's voice.
Videotape 67

Allen Ginsberg interview in his lower east side of Manhattan apartment.

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Ginsberg discusses how he dealt with his anger towards his mother. Ginsberg shows his amazing number of government files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Box 7, Videotape 68

Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds, Part I.

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A film by Costanzo Allione, 1979. This English language Italian documentary about Naropa in 1978 includes interviews of all relevant Beat personalities and events of that year.
Box 7, Videotape 69

Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds, Part II.

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A film by Costanzo Allione, 1979. This English language Italian documentary about Naropa in 1978 includes interviews of all relevant Beat personalities and events of that year.
Box 7, Videotape 70

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, Part I.

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Boulder, CO, Summer 1983.
Videotape 70

Ginsberg and Burroughs on Naropa steps (ambient sound).

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Exterior shots of Naropa with Burroughs and Ginsberg on the front steps.
Videotape 70

Ginsberg and Burroughs on Naropa steps (synch sound).

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Burroughs and Ginsberg begin an interesting discussion, but road noise becomes overpowering and the interview moves indoors.
Videotape 70

Ginsberg and Burroughs at Allen's house on Bluff Street in Boulder, CO.

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Burroughs and Ginsberg continue their discussion inside.
Box 8, Videotape 71

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, Part II.

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Boulder, CO, Summer 1983. Burroughs and Ginsberg conclude their discussion inside.
Box 8, Videotape 72

William Burroughs Interview.

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Boulder, CO, August 7, 1983. Jump in time code from 16:59:00 to 17:33:03. Picture and sound out of synch at times.
Box 8, Videotape 73

Eugene Brooks Interview.

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Plain View, NY, January 5, 1985.
Box 8, Videotape 74

Carl Solomon Interview.

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Carl Solomon at Ginsberg's Solomon Gallery exhibit, New York City, January 6, 1985.
Box 8, Videotape 75

Edith Ginsberg Interview, Part I.

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Patterson, NJ, January 5, 1985. Jumps in Time Code.
Box 8, Videotape 76

Edith Ginsberg Interview, Part II.

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Patterson, NJ, January 5, 1985. Jumps in Time Code. Picture out at 23:03:53, sound continues. Colorbars and voice 23:06:23 - 22:08:00.
Box 8, Videotape 77

John Hammond Sr. Interview.

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Columbia Records office, New York City, January 15, 1985.
Box 8, Videotape 78

Abbie Hoffman Interview.

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Denver, CO, 1985.
Box 8, Videotape 79

Amiri Baraka Interview.

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Boulder, CO, 1985.
Box 8, Videotape 80

Herbert Huncke Interview,

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New York City, January 16, 1985. Jumps in Time Code. Picture out at 23.40.00, sound continues.
Box 9, Videotape 81

Ken Kesey Interview.

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Boulder, CO, 1983. Jumps in Time Code.
Box 9, Videotape 82

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Part I.

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Allen Ginsberg performance, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, June 30, 1992. Stage left.
Box 9, Videotape 83

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Part II.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, June 30, 1992. Poetry readings by: Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Anselm Hollo.
Box 9, Videotape 84

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading, Part III.

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Allen Ginsberg performance, Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, June 30, 1992. Stage right.
Box 9, Videotape 85

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part I.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 9, Videotape 86

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part II.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 9, Videotape 87

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part III.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 9, Videotape 88

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part IV.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 9, Videotape 89

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part V.

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End of Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, July 17, 1992. Interview continues with Allen reading poems.
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza I.

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In: "It's true..." Out: "... up shit's creek."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza II Take 1.

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In: "I sat..." Out: "... dreaming all along."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza II Take 2.

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In: "I sat..." Out: "... dreaming all along."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza III.

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In: "It's 2am..." Out: "... Allen Ginsberg."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza IV.

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In: "Sleepless..." Out: "... middle of the night."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza V, Take 1.

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In: "4am..." Out: "... will it really come true?"
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza VI, Take 1.

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In: "I had my chance..." Out: "... path to extinction."
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza V, Take 2.

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In: "4am..." Out: "... will it really come true?"
Videotape 89

"After Lalon" Stanza VI, Take 2.

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In: "I had my chance..." Out: "... path to extinction."
Videotape 89

"After the Big Parade".

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In: "After the Big Parade..." Out: "... for the next rejoicing."
Videotape 89

"Return of Kral Majales", Take 1.

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In: "Return of Kral Majales" Out: "... paper crown."
Videotape 89

"Return of Kral Majales", Take 2.

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In: "Return of Kral Majales" Out: "... so Ah!"
Videotape 89

"At the Grave of My Father", by Louis Ginsberg.

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In: "At the Grave of My Father Out: "... tribute from your son."
Videotape 89

One-Line Poems.

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Several one-line poems.
Videotape 89

"Going to Chicago".

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In: "Going to Chicago" Out: "... metal microphone."
Videotape 89

"Grant Park".

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In: "Grant Park" Out: "... Garden of Eden?"
Box 9, Videotape 90

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part VI.

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July 17, 1992. Ginsberg reading poems on this tape as listed below.
Videotape 90

"From Memory Gardens".

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In: "From Memory Gardens..." Out: "... drunken dumb show."
Videotape 90

"Returning to the Country for a Brief Visit", Take 1.

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In: "Returning to the Country..." Out: "... glacier peak with Gary."
Videotape 90

"Returning to the Country for a Brief Visit", Take 2.

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In: "robins and sparrows..." Out: "... glacier peak with Gary."
Videotape 90

"Brooklyn College Brain".

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In: "Brooklyn College Brain..." Out: "... bird room."
Videotape 90

"Drive All the Blames Into One", Take 1.

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In: "Drive All Blames..." Out: "... I got hard--"
Videotape 90

"Drive All the Blames Into One", Take 2.

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In: "Drive All Blames..." Out: "... I didn't st--"
Videotape 90

"Drive All the Blames Into One" Take 3.

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In: "Drive All Blames..." Out: "... had a hard on."
Videotape 90

"Howl".

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In: "Howl..." Out: "... in underwear..."
Box 10, Videotape 91

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part VII.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 92

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part VIII.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 93

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part IX.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 94

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part X.

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Ginsberg's last interview for Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 95

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part XI.

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Ginsberg's last interview for The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992. With Allen's published book of photographs.
Box 10, Videotape 96

Allen Ginsberg Interview, Part XII.

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Boulder, CO, July 17, 1992. Book of photographs only, close-ups of Allen's photos as he describes them.
Box 10, Videotape 97

Ferlinghetti Interview, Part I.

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City Lights Book Store, upstairs office, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 98

Ferlinghetti Interview, Part II.

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City Lights Book Store, upstairs office, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 10, Videotape 99

Beat Landmarks, San Francisco, Part I.

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Various Landmarks in San Francisco, including City Lights Books, North Beach and others.
Box 10, Videotape 100

Beat Landmarks, San Francisco, Part II.

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Various Landmarks in San Francisco, including City Lights Books, North Beach and others.
Box 11, Videotape 101

Phillip Whelan Interview, Part I.

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Phillip Whelan's house, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 102

Phillip Whelan Interview, Part II.

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Phillip Whelan's house, San Francisco, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 103

Michael McClure Interview, Part I.

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Michael McClure's house, interior, Berkeley, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 104

Michael McClure Interview, Part II.

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Michael McClure's house, interior, Berkeley, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 105

Michael McClure Interview, Part III.

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Michael McClure's house, interior, Berkeley, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 106

Michael McClure Interview, Part IV.

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Michael McClure's house, interior, Berkeley, CA, Spring 1992.
Box 11, Videotape 107

Allen Ginsberg and Eugene Brooks at Walt Whitman Celebration, Part I.

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Huntington, NY, 1991. More sound than picture; at times sound continues under black image.
Videotape 107

Introductions.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Videotape 107

Audience sings "Happy Birthday".

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Videotape 107

Eugene reads poetry.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Box 11, Videotape 108

Allen Ginsberg and Eugene Brooks at Walt Whitman Celebration, Part II.

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Huntington, NY, 1991. More sound than picture; at times sound continues under black image.
Box 11, Videotape 109

Eugene Brooks reads poem and cries.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Box 11, Videotape 109

Allen Ginsberg reads Whitman and own poems.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Videotape 109

Allen Ginsberg and Eugene Brooks at Walt Whitman Celebration, Part III.

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Huntington, NY, 1991. More sound than picture; at times sound continues under black image.
Videotape 109

Allen reads poetry.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Videotape 109

Allen and Eugene accept award.

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Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Box 11, Videotape 110

Allen Ginsberg and Eugene Brooks at Walt Whitman Celebration, Part IV.

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More sound than picture; at times sound continues under black image. Filmed at Walt Whitman's birthplace, Huntington, NY.
Box 12, Videotape 111

Anne Waldman Interview, Part I.

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Spring 1992, Boulder, CO. Anne Waldman describes her visit to Prague with Ginsberg in the mid-1990's, as Ginsberg returned to reclaim his "King of May" crown.
Videotape 111

Visit to Prague story, Take 1.

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Anne Waldman with distracting scarf and noisy earring.
Videotape 111

Visit to Prague story, Take 2.

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Anne Waldman without scarf and earring.
Videotape 111

Visit to Prague story, Take 3.

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Anne Waldman, best exposure. Same information as on Takes 1 and 2, but technically better.
Box 12, Videotape 112

Anne Waldman Interview, Spring 1992, Part II.

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Spring 1992, Boulder, CO. Interview continues interspersed with Anne reading her poetry.
Box 12, Videotape 113

Allen Ginsberg Teaches Class, Part I.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 23, 1992. Ginsberg prepares to teach, teaches and reads poetry to his students.
Videotape 113

Before Class.

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Ginsberg prepares to teach.
Videotape 113

Class Proper.

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Ginsberg teaches his poetry students about Whitman.
Videotape 113

Two Poems.

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Andy Clausen, poet, recites two of his poems to the poetry class.
Box 12, Videotape 114

Allen Ginsberg Teaches Class, Part II.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 23, 1992. Ginsberg recites two of his poems to the students in his poetry class.
Box 12, Videotape 115

Allen Ginsberg Teaches Class, Part III.

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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 23, 1992. Ginsberg recites two of his poems to the students in his poetry class.
Box 12, Videotape 116

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part I.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage left.
Box 12, Videotape 117

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part II.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage left.
Box 12, Videotape 118

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part III.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage left.
Box 12, Videotape 119

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part IV.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage right. Matches action of Tape 116.
Box 12, Videotape 120

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part V.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage right. Matches action of Tape 117.
Box 13, Videotape 121

Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Part VI.

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Auditorium of the Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 25, 1992. Stage right. Matches action of Tape 118.
Box 13, Videotape 122

Andy Warhol Interview; Julian Beck and Judith Malina Interview.

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Subjects interviewed in New York City in 1985.
Videotape 122

Andy Warhol Interview.

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Interview location: Warhol's Studio in Manhattan.
Videotape 122

Interview: Living Theater founders, Julian Beck and Judith Malina.

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Interview location: The Holly Solomon Gallery in Manhattan.
Box 13, Videotape 123

Early Jazz Footage; Selects from Rudy Burckhardt.

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Time in: 1:01:21 Time out: 1:43:37 Total Time: 25m 59s Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Selected scenes from film and television, including Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and neon light in New York City in the 1940's.
Videotape 123

Early Jazz Footage: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

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Scenes from an old television program showing Parker and Gillespie playing music and accepting an award, including stills and close-ups.
Videotape 123

Selects from Rudy Burckhardt: Square Times.

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This short color film by Rudy Burckhardt depicts the Times Square of the early forties.
Videotape 123

Selects from Rudy Burckhardt: Climate of New York.

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This short black and white film by Rudy Burckhardt depicts the Times Square of the early sixties.
Box 13, Videotape 124

USA Poetry: Allen Ginsberg.

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Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady in the basement of City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1965.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg reading poetry to the camera.

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Ginsberg reads the newly written ending of the poem: "King of May" ("Kral Majales").
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg showing poster.

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Neal Cassady watches as Ginsberg shows his Buddhist poster used for picketing against the Vietnam War.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady.

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Ginsberg and Cassady discuss the military and the world situation.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg.

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Ginsberg plays small chimes and chanting.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady.

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They discuss William Carlos Williams, Kerouac, Corso, Ezra Pound, and Russian poets.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg's San Francisco apartment.

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Time in: 21:17:42 Time out: 21:27:39 Source: 3/4" Enhanced Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

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Ginsberg, Cassady and brothers Julius and Peter Orlovsky get ready to leave apartment on VW bus.
Videotape 124

Allen Ginsberg at Robert LaVigne's studio.

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Time in: 21:27:40 Time out: 21:29:00 Source: 3/4" Enhanced Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Allen describes LaVigne's painting Foster's Cafeteria.
Box 13, Videotape 125

USA Poetry: Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti.

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Time in: 1:00:10 Time out: 1:28:59 Total Time: 28m 49s Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Narrated television program from 1966 about Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Videotape 125

Allen Ginsberg.

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Time in: 1:00:57 Time out: 1:05:49 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg reads a portion of the poem "Who Be Kind To."
Videotape 125

Rober LaVigne's painting.

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Time in: 1:06:06 Time out: 1:08:45 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg describes the history surrounding the painting Foster's Cafeteria.
Videotape 125

Allen Ginsberg reading a portion of the poem "King of May" in San Francisco.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:09:02 Time out: 1:10:56 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

While we hear Ginsberg's reading, we see Ginsberg's apartment. People present include Neal Cassady, Peter and Julius Orlovsky and Ginsberg.
Videotape 125

San Francisco.

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Time in: 1:10:57 Time out: 1:11:39 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

VW bus ride to Robert LaVigne's studio.
Videotape 125

LaVigne painting a portrait.

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Time in: 1:11:40 Time out: 1:14:39 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg and Orlovsky play music while LaVigne paints.
Videotape 125

Allen Ginsberg in Robert LaVigne's studio, San Francisco

Additional Note

Time in: 1:14:40 Time out: 1:19:08 Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg reads a portion of the poem "New York to San Francisco".
Box 13, Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral; Joan Baez Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 3.21:09 Time out: 4:10:01 Total Time: 21m 3s Source: Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Gregory Corso shot 16mm film at Kerouac's funeral in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1969. Joan Baez was interviewed in Denver, CO, at the Rainbow Music Hall August 4, 1984.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:21:09 Time out: 3:37:01 Total Time: 8m 10s Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Gregory Corso shot 16mm film at Kerouac's funeral in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1969.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral: moving footage.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:21:09 Time out: 3:24:33 Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg, as a pallbearer, walks down the front steps of a church.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral: still frames.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:24:34 Time out: 3:28:59 Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

4 stills of Kerouac's casket as it is carried from the church.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral: moving footage.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:29:00 Time out: 3:29:54 Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

The funeral procession follows the hearse and at the burial site.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral: still frames.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:30:43 Time out: 3:36:02 Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

2 stills of the procession and graveyard.
Videotape 126

Jack Kerouac Funeral: moving footage.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:36:17 Time out: 3:37:01 Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Home movies of Ginsberg, Corso and others.
Videotape 126

Joan Baez Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:58:14 Time out: 4:10:54 Total Time: 12m 53s Source: 16mm Film Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

This interview takes place in Denver, CO, at the Rainbow Music Hall.
Videotape 126

Joan Baez Interview, false start.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:58:14 Time out: 3:59:17 Source: 16mm Film Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

The interview begins, then is halted a minute into it.
Videotape 126

Joan Baez Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 4:00:22 Time out: 4:10:54 Source: 16mm Film Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

The complete interview.
Box 13, Videotape 127

Additional Kerouac Funeral Stills.

Additional Note

Time in: 6:26:41 Time out: 07.13.48 Total Time: 15m 25s Source: 16mm Color Film Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

18 still frames from Gregory Corso's 16mm footage of Kerouac's Funeral in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1969. Jumps in Time Code.
Videotape 128

Norman Mailer Interview; Allen Ginsberg CIA Protest.

Additional Note

Time in: 2:00:03 Time out: 2:29:22 Total Time: 29m 13s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master D2 Master

Scope and Content Note

Norman Mailer opens up about the details of his friendship with Ginsberg. Ginsberg protests the CIA at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Videotape 128

Norman Mailer Interview, Boulder, CO, 1985.

Additional Note

Time in: 2.00.03 Time out: 2.17.05 Total Time: 17m 2s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master D2 Master

Scope and Content Note

New transfer 6/23/99. Best quality image of this interview. Includes Mailer discussing his and Ginsberg's involvement at the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Videotape 128

University of Colorado: CIA protest with Ginsberg arrest, Boulder, CO, April 11, 1985.

Additional Note

Time in: 2.17.11 Time out: 2.29.22 Total Time: 12m 11s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master D2 Master

Scope and Content Note

Footage goes in and out of synch. This was a non-violent protest ending in many arrests.
Box 13, Videotape 129

Timothy Leary Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 1.00.00 Time out: 1.21.20 Total Time: 21m 20s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Boulder, CO, 1985.
Box 13, Videotape 130

Ginsberg Narration of First Photo Exhibit.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:00:00 Time out: 3:16:42 Total Time: 16m 42s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Exhibit at the Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City, 1985.
Box 14, Videotape 131

Hannah Litsky Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 2.00.01 Time out: 2.23.40 Total Time: 22m 41s Source: 16mm Negative Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

West Orange, New Jersey, 1985. Picture ends at 2:10:54. The sound continues as Litsky (also known as "Aunt Honey") describes home movies of Ginsberg.
Videotape 132141

The following video tapes contain many still photographs of Ginsberg, his family and friends.

Additional Note

Time in: Time out: Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Photos have been animated by a variety of camera moves.
Box 14, Videotape 132

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 1-9.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:00:44 Time out: 1:20:43 Total Time: 19m 59s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Many early family photos including Allen's parents.
Box 14, Videotape 133

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 10-25.

Additional Note

Time in: 2:00:34 Time out: 2:20:45 Total Time: 20m 12s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are many early family photos including Ginsberg as a baby, his parents and Eugene. Also, photos of his mother's institution.
Box 14, Videotape 134

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 26-39.

Additional Note

Time in: 3:00:32 Time out: 3:18:54 Total Time: 18m 22s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

A few photos of Ginsberg as a young man and photos of young Corso, Carr, Kerouac and Burroughs.
Box 14, Videotape 135

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 40-54.

Additional Note

Time in: 4:00:31 Time out: 4:19:24 Total Time: 18m 55s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are many photos of college age Allen alone, and with Cassady, Kerouac, Burroughs and Corso.
Box 14, Videotape 136

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 55-62.

Additional Note

Time in: 5:00:22 Time out: 5:09:31 Total Time: 9m 9s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are college age photos of Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs, Orlovsky, Kerouac and Cassady.
Box 14, Videotape 137

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 63-81.

Additional Note

Time in: 6:00:30 Time out: 6:31:23 Total Time: 29m 3s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are single photos of young Huncke and Orlovsky as well as a photo of a very young Dylan with John Hammond and a slightly older Dylan with Ginsberg. Also photos of Ginsberg as the King of May in Prague in 1965 and with Havel in Prague in 1992.
Box 14, Videotape 138

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 82-97.

Additional Note

Time in: 7:00:31 Time out: 7:31:44 Total Time: 30m 48s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are individual and group photos of Edith Ginsberg, Louis Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs, Orlovsky, Huncke. Also 9 Kerouac photos by Ginsberg.
Box 14, Videotape 139

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 98-121.

Additional Note

Time in: 8:00:30 Time out: 8:29:50 Total Time: 29m 20s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are 12 individual young Cassady photos, most taken by Ginsberg and 8 photos of Burroughs at different ages, all taken by Ginsberg.
Box 14, Videotape 140

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 122-134.

Additional Note

Time in: 9:00:30 Time out: 9:30:22 Total Time: 29m 49s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are a number of photos of Burroughs at various stages in his life as well as many photos of a young Ginsberg and a young Corso (taken by Allen). There are also a variety of shots of the painting of Peter Orlovsky by Robert LaVigne.
Box 15, Videotape 141

Ginsberg, Family and Friends: Photos 134-143.

Additional Note

Time in: 10:00:31 Time out: 10:29:57 Total Time: 31m 51s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are numerous shots of young Orlovsky and Ginsberg. There are also shots of older Orlovsky by Ginsberg and Aronson. There are also photos of the First Blues album cover.
Box 15, Videotape 142

Ginsberg Family Photos: Additional Photos.

Additional Note

Time in: 12:00:31 Time out: 12:31:22 Total Time: 31m 4s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are two photos of Naomi in her younger years and one formal portrait of Louis Ginsberg as a young man and a number of photos of Allen around college age.
Box 15, Videotape 143

Ginsberg Family Photos: Additional Photos.

Additional Note

Time in: 13:00:31 Time out: 13:29:43 Total Time: 29m 12s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

There are a variety of photos of Louis Ginsberg, Huncke, Burroughs, Kerouac, Orlovsky and a group shot of the poets from the Gallery Six reading taken outside of City Lights Books and a photo of Ginsberg as the King of May, Prague, 1965.
Box 15, Videotape 144

Book Covers and Additional Ginsberg Family Photos.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:00:30 Time out: 1:19:46 Total Time: 19m 14 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Shots of Kerouac's book covers, photos of Edith and Louis, young Allen in mirror.
Box 15, Videotape 144

Kerouac Book Covers.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:00:30 Time out: 1:12:38 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Various shots of the following book covers: On The Road, Dr. Sax, The Subterranean, Mexico City Blues, Visions of Cody.
Box 15, Videotape 144

Edith and Louis Ginsberg Photos.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:12:39 Time out: 1:18:44 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Various permutations of 3 photos of Edith and Louis in Europe just after their marriage.
Box 15, Videotape 144

Young Allen Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:18:45 Time out: 1:19:46 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

An interesting photo of a 25 year old Ginsberg looking at himself in a mirror.
Box 15, Videotape 145

Jack Kerouac's 1969 New York Times Obituary.

Additional Note

Time in: 14:00:30 Time out: 14:12:55 Total Time: 12m 25s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Kerouac's New York Times printed obituary (re-do's -- various camera animations).
Box 15, Videotape 146

Ginsberg flipping through book: Allen Ginsberg Photographs.

Additional Note

Time in: 11:00:20 Time out: 11:21:50 Total Time: 21m 34s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Various photos from Ginsberg's Allen Ginsberg Photographs, and Ginsberg flipping through its pages, commenting.
Box 15, Videotape 147

Stan Brakhage and Allen Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:01:00 Time out: 1:03:38 Total Time: 2m 38s Source: Mini DV Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

At Ginsberg's apartment, Boulder, CO, July 11, 1996. Brakhage paints an abstract portrait of Ginsberg on 16mm film while waiting for Ginsberg to awaken from a nap.
Videotape 147

Brakhage explaining his film style.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:01:17 Time out: 1:02:04 Source: Mini DV Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Brakhage describes how his feelings for Ginsberg translate into "plein air" (open-air) abstractions on film.
Videotape 147

Stan Brakhage interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:02:22 Time out: 1:02:35 Source: Mini DV Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Brakhage comments on being friends with Ginsberg off and on for over 30 years.
Videotape 147

Ginsberg and Brakhage together.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:02:43 Time out: 1:03:38 Source: Mini DV Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg views the finished 16mm film portrait as Brakhage tells him that in order to see it, he should blink his eyes at 24 frames per second. Ginsberg begins blinking. Brakhage laughs.
Box 15, Videotape 148

Philip Glass Interview, Part I.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:02:17 Time out: 1:30:15 Total Time: 27m 58s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1999. Philip Glass talks about his collaborative efforts and long time friendship with Allen Ginsberg, as well as Ginsberg's death.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on meeting Allen Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:02:17 Time out: 1:04:11 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

When Glass arrived in New York City, he observed Ginsberg reading poetry and gradually got to know him.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on his first collaboration with Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:04:13 Time out: 1:05:45 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

In 1987, they first collaborated on "Hydrogen Jukebox".
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on meeting Geleg Rinpoche.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:05:46 Time out: 1:07:15 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

In 1988, Geleg became the Buddhist teacher for both Ginsberg and Glass.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on Ginsberg's spiritual attraction to Geleg.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:07:20 Time out: 1:09:50 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Geleg Rinpoche replaces Trungpa Rinpoche as Ginsberg's Buddhist teacher.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on Ginsberg's stroke.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:09:56 Time out: 1:14:19 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Geleg came to New York when Ginsberg had a stroke to help prepare him for death.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on Ginsberg's death.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:15:54 Time out: 1:17:01 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

People from all the different areas of Ginsberg's life were present in his loft when he died.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on Ginsberg's death.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:17:24 Time out: 1:17:34 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg shared both his life and his death with everyone.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on poetry and music.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:17:48 Time out: 1:20:31 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Glass discusses his improvisations with Patti Smith.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on his involvement in the early New York scene.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:20:51 Time out: 1:25:03 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

In 1959, much of the poetry, music and art were centered around Yoko Ono and Ginsberg.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on his early influences.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:25:13 Time out: 1:26:42 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Glass was influenced by Ginsberg, John Cage, Ravi Shankar, and the Living Theater.
Videotape 148

Philip Glass on the way Ginsberg led his life.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:27:01 Time out: 1:29:51 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg always said that there is nothing to hide and lived by those words.
Box 15, Videotape 149

Philip Glass Interview, Part II.

Additional Note

Time in: 2:00:16 Time out: 2:07:14 Total Time: 6m 58s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO, July 17, 1999. Philip Glass talks about his collaborative efforts and long time friendship with Allen Ginsberg, as well as Ginsberg's death.
Videotape 149

Philip Glass on Allen Ginsberg's teaching style.

Additional Note

Time in: 2:00:16 Time out: 2:02:25 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Ginsberg's teaching style allowed for each individual's uniqueness to be expressed through poetry.
Videotape 149

Philip Glass comments on Ginsberg's death.

Additional Note

Time in: 2:03:25 Time out: 2:06:07 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

We internalize people who we are close to, therefore they never really die.
Box 15, Videotape 150

Patti Smith Interview.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:32:33 Total Time: 32m 33s Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Patti Smith at Electric Lady Land recording studio in New York City, February 15, 2001
Videotape 150

Patti Smith on first meeting Allen Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:00:35 Time out: 0:06:55 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti Smith tells a humorous story about her first meeting with Allen and a fun misunderstanding.
Videotape 150

Patti Smith describing Allen' s ability to comfort her.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:06:55 Time out: 0:12:50 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti describes Allen's ability to bring her out of a ten year retirement in 1995 and help her resume her music career.
Videotape 150

Story about Allen introducing Patti at a benefit concert.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:13:40 Time out: 0:15:21 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti laughingly remembers an incredibly long and embarrassing introduction that finally made her want to meet the person Allen was introducing, until she realized that person was her.
Videotape 150

Patti at Allen's death bed.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:20:20 Time out: 0:25:40 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti describes the amazing variety of people from all of Allen's worlds that were at his side at the time of his death.
Videotape 150

Patti discussing Gregory Corso's reaction to Allen's death.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:25:45 Time out: 0:28:05 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti becomes aware that by witnessing Allen's passing, Corso learned how to die in a graceful manner. At one point, he says, "Allen, oh my Allen."
Videotape 150

Patti talks about her philosophy on death.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:28:05 Time out: 0:32:33 Source: DVCAM Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: 3/4" Window Dub

Scope and Content Note

Patti believes that Allen is still around in spirit when she performs his work. She gives a concrete example involving her tooth.
Box 16, Videotape 151

"Ballad of the Skeletons".

Additional Note

Time in: 1:00:00 Time out: 1:13:32 Total Time: 13m 32s Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Mercury Records publicity video featuring "Ballad of the Skeletons" and additional interview and video material, including Ginsberg and film director Gus Van Sant. Release date: October 8, 1996.
Videotape 151

Allen Ginsberg and Gus Van Sant.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:01:11 Time out: 1:02:24 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Allen talks about the creation of the music for the music video.
Videotape 151

Allen Ginsberg and Gus Van Sant.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:03:30 Time out: 1:04:27 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Gus talks about his style of layering and montage.
Videotape 151

"Ballad of the Skeletons".

Additional Note

Time in: 1:04:27 Time out: 1:08:36 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

The full music video (uncensored, non-MTV version).
Videotape 151

Additional Footage.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:08:40 Time out: 1:10:42 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Includes outtakes and behind the scene footage from the making of the video.
Videotape 151

Additional Footage.

Additional Note

Time in: 1:10:45 Time out: 1:13:32 Source: Beta Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Additional footage of Ginsberg and Van Sant discussing their feelings about the younger generation's attitudes toward protest and environmental issues.
Box 16, Videotape 152

Firing Line: William F. Buckley and Allen Ginsberg.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:53:50 Total Time: 53m 50s Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Episode #99 from 1968. An amazing and entertaining exchange between a conservative Buckley and a very liberal Ginsberg. Great television!
Box 16, Videotape 153

Firing Line: William F. Buckley, Jack Kerouac and Ed Sanders.

Additional Note

Time in: 0:00:00 Time out: 0:52:25 Total Time: 52m 25s Source: 3/4" Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

Episode #113. Kerouac's 1969 appearance, just before his death. He is very anti-hippie and quite drunk.
Box 16, Videotape 154

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg

Additional Note

Time in: 1:00:00 Time out: 2:22:20 Total Time: 82m 20s Source: D2 Master Screening Format: 3/4" Window Dub Dubbing format: Beta Dub Master

Scope and Content Note

The award winning documentary film made by Jerry Aronson with Ginsberg's full cooperation. Completed in the Fall of 1992.