American Novelist and Poet
Jack Kerouac in Fred W. McDarrah's New York apartment, Dec. 10, 1959

Jack in Fred W. McDarrah’s apartment, Dec. 10, 1959. Copyright: Fred McDarrah/Getty Images

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Many of the below Kerouac links are provided by Dave Moore of England, who is massively knowledgeable about Jack. On the Facebook Group called the Jack Kerouac Group, he posted a comprehensive list of web links to video and audio packages featuring Kerouac. With his permission, we are sharing the research here. Thanks, Dave. The list follows:

Video Links:

Cruising with Jack Kerouac – video compilation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJXOJX_Bg_I

Kerouac, Ginsberg, Lucien Carr on streets of New York City, Summer 1959 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NPdeJ_X0YU

Kerouac on Steve Allen Show, November 1959. Includes readings from “Visions of Cody” & “On the Road” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCF6hgEfto

Kerouac on the William Buckley Show, with Ed Sanders & others, September 1968 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaBnIzY3R00

Kerouac interview with Fernand Seguin, Montreal, March 1967. Complete (23 mins) http://archives.radio-canada.ca/arts_culture/litterature/clips/126/

Kerouac interview with Seguin – 5 min extract with English subtitles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r2aOSoRsoE

Kerouac shooting pool – Lowell – 1967 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQoDA62NVG0

Kerouac interview by Fernanda Pivano, Italy, 1966 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlqiyGIAS24

Kerouac demonstrates use of railroad lamp http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xd0mga_retrobites-jack-kerouac-clowns_lifestyle

Kerouac on the Beats http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcoe1p_retrobites-jack-kerouac-beat-it-195_people

Precursors of the Hippies – includes interviews with Kerouac & Ferlinghetti http://archives.radio-canada.ca/societe/jeunesse/clips/2865/

Pull My Daisy – Robert Frank’s movie of Jack’s play, narrated by Kerouac http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_G04mgGcV4

Kerouac reading from “Doctor Sax” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXTCYDZo1yI

Kerouac reading from “October in the Railroad Earth” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLj1GwMvh8Y

 

Movie Documentaries

KEROUAC, THE MOVIE (aka JACK KEROUAC’S AMERICA, aka JACK KEROUAC: KING OF THE BEATS) Dir. John Antonelli, 1984 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7v2pmkAChM

WHAT HAPPENED TO KEROUAC? Dir. Richard Lerner, 1986. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5GaEgjt-dY

LE GRAND JACK (French-Canadian documentary) Dir. Herménégilde Chiasson, 1987: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlyc0d_le-grand-jack_shortfilms#

KEROUAC: ON THE ROAD TO DESOLATION. Dir. David Stewart, 1997: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCfwPGbmBDM

LOWELL BLUES – THE WORDS OF JACK KEROUAC. Dir. Henri Ferrini, 2000: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSy8jn6Yiss

THE SOURCE: The story of the Beat Generation. Dir. Chuck Workman, 1999 Pt 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6JqjCB_7_I Pt 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MduFO9DjHwA Pt 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpJZ9j52X2I Pt 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mhwthmYY_Q Pt 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DqJ_QKaxNM Pt 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKbwgk2GGQ Pt 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuOnrjfje2w TRIBUTE TO KEROUAC symposium at Salem State College, Mass., 1973: http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=salem KEROUAC – PUBLISHED INTERVIEWS: Al Aronowitz interview – New York Post, March 1959 http://www.blacklistedjournalist.com/column22.html Paris Review interview – with Ted Berrigan & others, June 1967 http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4260/the-art-of-fiction-no-41-jack-kerouac KEROUAC – OTHER RESOURCES: The Kerouac Companion (character keys and family trees): http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kercomp/intro.html Gallery of “On the Road” covers from around the world: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kerouac-otr/ Gallery of “Visions of Cody” covers: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kerouac-voc/ More Kerouac book covers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29873672@N02/sets/ List of recordings relating to Kerouac and Cassady: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/music/ Kerouac Corner – An occasional column about Jack’s life and writings: http://www.dharmabeat.com/kerouaccorner.html Kerouac & The Outsider – A Puzzle: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/jack-kerouac-outsider.html An interview with Kerouac’s friend, Henri Cru: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/henri-cru-interview.html An interview with Kerouac’s old buddy, Seymour Wyse: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/seymour-wyse-interview.html The Breton Traveller: Kerouac’s Search for his Roots: http://www.beatdom.com/?p=687

TRIBUTE TO KEROUAC symposium at Salem State College, Mass., 1973: http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=salem

 

Published Interviews

Al Aronowitz interview – New York Post, March 1959 http://www.blacklistedjournalist.com/column22.html

Paris Review interview – with Ted Berrigan & others, June 1967 http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4260/the-art-of-fiction-no-41-jack-kerouac

 

Other Resources:

The Kerouac Companion (character keys and family trees): http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kercomp/intro.html

Gallery of “On the Road” covers from around the world: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kerouac-otr/

Gallery of “Visions of Cody” covers: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/kerouac-voc/

More Kerouac book covers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29873672@N02/sets/

List of recordings relating to Kerouac and Cassady: http://www.beatbookcovers.com/music/

Kerouac Corner – An occasional column about Jack’s life and writings: http://www.dharmabeat.com/kerouaccorner.html

Kerouac & The Outsider – A Puzzle: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/jack-kerouac-outsider.html

An interview with Kerouac’s friend, Henri Cru: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/henri-cru-interview.html

An interview with Kerouac’s old buddy, Seymour Wyse: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/beat/seymour-wyse-interview.html

The Breton Traveller: Kerouac’s Search for his Roots: http://www.beatdom.com/?p=687