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James Dalessandro was born in Cleveland, Ohio and educated at Ohio University and UCLA Film School. In 1973, he founded the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, the nation's largest literary event, with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ken Kesey, Charles Bukowskii and William Burroughs. He is the author of four books, including the best selling novel "1906," about ... See full bio »

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Hell Hunters Writer
1906 Writer


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  1906 (book) / (screenplay) (announced)
 2019 The Chosen (TV Series)
 2009 Citizen Jane (TV Movie) (book "Citizen Jane") / (earlier teleplay) / (teleplay)
 2006 The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (Video documentary)
 1987 Hell Hunters
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 2006 The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (Video documentary) (producer)
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 2006 The Damnedest, Finest Ruins (Video documentary)
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 2013 Vox Populi (Short)
The Boss
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 2018 Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future (Documentary)
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 2014 Diggers (TV Series)
Self - Author: 1906
- San Francisco Earthquake (2014) ... Self - Author: 1906

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He founded the nation's largest literary festival at age 23, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, and is the only man ever to climb the Golden Gate Bridge in a gorilla suit.

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