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"Venice bohemians " playing bongos on the steps of City Hall to protest city ordinance. Los Angeles, 1965.

Group of "Venice bohemians " playing bongos on steps of Los Angeles City Hall to protest city ordinance, 1965

Fearing Polio in 1952.  My Aunt had polio and as a result she had withered legs all her life, but she could walk and became a nurse as a young woman.

Polio Summer

1952 - the biggest Polio epidemic thus far in the US -- 2 of my close friends contracted it that year

LEVIATANO

Belote players at the café Le vieux chalet , 14 bis rue Norvins, in the district of Montmartre. Paris (XVIIIth arrondissement), Photograph by Roger Schall Paris, musée Carnavalet.

Maurice Girodias (standing) & Peter Orlovsky, Paris, April 1961, at Girodias' nightclub, 7 rue Saint-Severin.  Allen and Peter arrived in Paris early April hoping to find Burroughs there, only to find he'd already left for Tangier days before. They spent the month with Gregory Corso in Paris before heading south to Cannes, St Tropez and eventually to Morocco themselves.  c. David Hamburger

jackkerrouac: “Maurice Girodias (standing) & Peter Orlovsky, Paris, April at Girodias’ nightclub, 7 rue Saint-Severin. Allen and Peter arrived in Paris early April hoping to find Burroughs.

(l to r) Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVigne, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Φωτογραφία: Corbis Flaubert

Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVigne and Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Photo Corbis Flaubert

Marc Riboud, Paris, May 1968 -- Youth Revolution in Paris -- It inspired the Beatle Song ... "REVOLUTION" (2versions) 1 'up'  1 slow. Frisco / Woodstock NY  /Seattle / Paris / Chicago -- Where WASN'T unrest happening? It was contagous. AND there wasn't any Texting/Twittering/FBooking/ etc to tell people where to be.

I'm going to a Paris protest with my little handbag on my shoulder, while sitting on my boyfriends shoulders. Marc Riboud: Paris, May

Beatniks at City Hall protesting against closing of Greenwich village coffee houses; NYC, June 1960; Photographer:	Bob Gomel

Beatniks at City Hall protesting against closing of Greenwich village coffee houses;

vintage everyday: "Love on the Left Bank" - Black and White Photos of Bohemian Life in Paris in 1950

Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken was part of the scene in Paris at the time, and in he published a ground-breaking photobook calle.

Nightlife of the Beatniks, 1960    “These are The Subterraneans Today’s Young Rebels - Who live and love in a world of their own this is their story told to the hot rhythms of fabulous jazz!”

Nightlife of the Beatniks, 1960 “These are The Subterraneans Today’s Young Rebels - Who live and love in a world of their own this is their story told to the hot rhythms of fabulous jazz!

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