Ron Rice. Peter Orlovsky. Peter Anton Orlovsky (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010) was an American poet and actor.
He was the long time partner of Allen Ginsberg. Early life and career In 1953 Orlovsky was drafted into the United States Army for the Korean War at the age of 19. Army psychiatrists ordered his transfer off the front to work as a medic in a San Francisco hospital. He later went to Columbia University. He met Ginsberg while working as a model for the painter Robert La Vigne in San Francisco in December 1954. With Ginsberg's encouragement, Orlovsky began writing in 1957 while the pair were living in Paris. Gregory Corso. Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S.
Burroughs). Early life Born Nunzio Corso at St. Vincent's hospital (later called the Poets' hospital after Dylan Thomas died there), Corso later selected the name "Gregory" as a confirmation name.  Within Little Italy and its community he was "Nunzio," while he dealt with others as "Gregory. " Shirley Clarke. Shirley Clarke (October 2, 1919 – September 23, 1997) was an American independent filmmaker.
Early life Born Shirley Brimberg in New York City, she was the daughter of a Polish-immigrant father who made his fortune in manufacturing. Her mother was the daughter of a multimillionaire Jewish manufacturer and inventor. Her sister was the writer Elaine Dundy. Stan Brakhage - Window Water Baby Moving  Stan Brakhage. James Stanley Brakhage (/ˈbrækədʒ/ BRAK-əj; January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker.
He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film. Fireworks (Kenneth Anger, 1947) Lenny Bruce. American comedian, activist and social critic Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.
He was renowned for his open, freestyle and critical form of comedy which contained satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York state, by Governor George Pataki in 2003. Bruce is renowned for paving the way for outspoken counterculture era comedians. His trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Early life Career In the midst of a severe blizzard, Bruce gave a famous performance at Carnegie Hall at midnight on February 4, 1961. Allen Ginsberg.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (/ˈɡɪnzbɜːrɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, writer, and activist.
He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions. He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg was a practicing Buddhist who studied Eastern religious disciplines extensively. His collection The Fall of America shared the annual U.S. Jack Spicer. Jack Spicer (January 30, 1925 – August 17, 1965) was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance.
In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry. Life and work In 1954, he co-founded the Six Gallery in San Francisco, which soon became famous as the scene of the October 1955 Six Gallery reading that launched the West Coast Beat movement. Beat Generation. The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.
The bulk of their work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s. Robert Duncan (poet) Robert Duncan (January 7, 1919 – February 3, 1988) was an American poet and a devotee of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco.
Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture. Duncan was a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance. Off-Off-Broadway. Off-Off-Broadway theatrical productions in New York City are those in theatres that are smaller than Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres.
Off-Off-Broadway theatres are usually theatres that have fewer than 100 seats, though the term can be used for any show in the New York City area that employs union actors but is not under an Off-Broadway, Broadway, or League of Resident Theatres contract. It is often used as a term relating to any show with non-union actors. The shows range from professional productions by established artists to small amateur performances.
History The Zoo Story. Zoo Story, Photograph from a Luxembourg production The Zoo Story, originally titled Peter and Jerry, is a one-act play by American playwright Edward Albee. His first play, it was written in 1958 and completed in just three weeks. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication as anathematization, social disparity and dehumanization in a commercial world. Rejected by New York producers, the play premiered in West Berlin at the Schiller Theater Werkstatt on 28 September 1959 in a double bill with the German premiere of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Psycho (1960) Theatrical Trailer - Alfred Hitchcock Movie.
William Castle Gimmicks. William Castle - Introduction to "The Tingler" New St. Marks Baths. Coordinates: The Saint Marks Russian and Turkish Baths opened in the location in 1913. Through the 1950s it operated as a turkish bath catering to immigrants on New York's Lower East Side. In the 1950s it began to have a homosexual clientele at night.