Posts tagged ‘robert frank’

August 20, 2010

James Franco on Allen Ginsberg

James Franco has an essay in the new Vanity Fair about what it’s like to play Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming movie, Howl.

The essay is called “Finding the Beat“… which happens to be the title of another upcoming Beat movie, which you can read more about here.

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May 7, 2010

Ginsberg Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

If you’re anywhere near Washington D.C. this month, make sure to check out the first ever exhibition of Allen Ginsberg’s photography at the National Gallery of Art.

Ginsberg documented the lives of his friends during the 1950s with a little Kodak camera, and inscribed the photographs with poetic descriptions. Some famous photos of Kerouac and Burroughs come from Ginsberg’s early attempts. He later returned to photograph in the 1980s, with help from his friend, Robert Frank.

Read more about Ginsberg’s foray into photography at NPR.