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The novelist and poet
Jack Kerouac died in 1969, a chronic alcoholic, at the age of 47. He was already something of a legend, not simply for his style of writing but for the style of life that he chronicled. He travelled back and forth across America and his most famous novel On the Road became the bible for what he called 'the Beat Generation'.
Tonight's Arena presents
RICHARD LERNER 'S celebrated cinema profile What
Happened to Kerouac? with testimony from fellow Beats Allen Ginsberg ,
Gregory Corso , William Burroughs , Lawrence Ferlinghetti , his first wife Edie Parker
Kerouac, Carolyn Cassady , Ken Kesey , film of his alter-ego Nial Cassady , his idols Charlie Parker and Slim Gaillard and Kerouac himself reading from his works. Film editor RAY FRAWLEY Television presentation
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Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Richard Lerner
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Gregory Corso
Unknown: William Burroughs
Unknown: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Unknown: Edie Parker
Unknown: Carolyn Cassady
Unknown: Ken Kesey
Unknown: Nial Cassady
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Slim Gaillard
Editor: Ray Frawley
Unknown: Kate Meynell

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