Marlon Brando Not a Beatnik

 

Back in 1959, the year that the Beats moved into the world of film with Pull Your Daisy, and MGM decided that the group made excellent Hollywood fodder, starting with The Beat Generation and moving on with The Subterraneans, Marlon Brando was busy denying any relationship with Kerouac and co.

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The next issue of Beatdom will center around the relationship between the Beats and film, and includes an article by GK Stritch on Kerouac’s efforts to persuade Brando to play him in the proposed movie version of his classic On the Road.

 

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Author: David S. Wills

David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom magazine and the author of The Dog Farm. He travels a lot, and is currently working as a professor in China. His latest book is called Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

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