(TV Mini-Series documentary) (novel "On The Road" - 1 episode)
- The Beat
... (novel "On The Road")
What Happened to Kerouac?
(Documentary) (works "On the Road", "Visions of Cody", "Desolation Angels", "Mexico City Blues" and "Dr. Sax and others")
Kerouac, the Movie
(Documentary) (works "Visions of Gerard", "Dr. Sax", "Vanity of Duluoz", "The Town and the City", "On the Road", "Desolation Angels", "Dharma Bums" and "Big Sur and others")
Recorded a series of albums reading his own works; one with musician and TV host Steve Allen
, another with jazz greats Al Cohn
and Zoot Simms
, and another on his own. Not selling well at first, the albums became sought-after collectibles later, with even bootleg copies fetching over $100, until they were reissued (with full ...
6 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
5 Portrayals |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Jean-Louis Incogniteau | Jean-Louis | Jean-Louis de Lebris Kerouac | John Kerouac
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[from the original manuscript of 'On the Road'] I shambled after as usual as I've been doing all my life after people that interest me, because the only people that interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yearn or say a commonplace thing...but burn, burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night.
Entered Columbia University (where he met Allen Ginsberg
) on a football scholarship, with the apparent promise that the athletic department would find his father Leo a job in New York. Jack broke his leg during a practice game and was out for the season, while the job for Leo never materialized, and Jack and his professors rarely saw eye-to-eye. Discouraged, he began cutting classes, then finally...
Originated the term "Beat Generation."