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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE ONE - BY FAR, THE BEST KEROUAC DOCUMENTARY, August 31, 2001
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This review is from: What Happened to Kerouac? [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A near-perfect documentary on Kerouac, and the list of interviewees is...well, they are all here: Herbert Huncke,
William S Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1st wife Joyce Kerouac, daughter Jan Kerouac, Diane DiPalma, Carolyn Cassady, a short, but priceless b & w film clip of Neal Cassady at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco in the 1960's, much of the William F Buckley interview with Jack from 1968, Kerouac reading from On the Road on the Steve Allen Show, many of Jack's tape-recorded poetry readings with appropriate vintage footage from San Francisco, Times Square NYC, Jack's hometown, Lowell,MA etc., and an insightful interview with Gregory Corso, who seemed to understand, and put into words better than anyone else, the essence of Kerouac.
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Initial post: May 7, 2007 5:09:17 PM PDT
GamingNutts says:
that's DiPrima not DiPalma.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 2:18:50 PM PDT
newsgirl says:
Jack was never married to Joyce (presuming you meant girlfriend Joyce Johnson). He was briefly married to Edie Parker and Joan Haverty, Jan's mother, and lastly to Stella Sampas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 2:48:17 PM PDT
Coleen says:
Thanks for the clarification. I wrote the review quite a few years ago, and was just starting to read extensively about Kerouac's life, so I did get that detail wrong in the review.
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