Marlon Brando Not a Beatnik

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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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David S. Wills is the founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal and the author of Scientologist! William S. Burroughs the Weird Cult.He travels a lot and currently lectures in China. He also runs an ESL website. You can read more about and by David at his blog, www.davidswills.com or on Tumblr.

One response to Marlon Brando Not a Beatnik

  1. Hello, I would like to possible include this news article in an essay I am writing on the beats. Can you provide the newspaper/magazine and publication date by any chance? Thanks 🙂

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