Pull My Daisy
Pull My Daisy
The Film and Documentary Material
Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie

Text by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac
With David Amram, Gregory Corso
Photographs by John Cohen

Pull My Daisy is one of the seminal visual documents of the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of a stage play he never finished entitled Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It starred Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Richard Bellamy, Alice Neel, Sally Gross and Pablo, Frank's then-infant son. Based on an incident in the life of Neal Cassady and his wife Carolyn, Daisy tells the story of a railway brakeman whose painter wife invites a respectable bishop over for dinner. However, the brakeman’s bohemian friends crash the party, with comic results. Pull My Daisy was praised for years as an improvisational masterpiece, until Leslie revealed in 1968 that the film was actually carefully planned, rehearsed, and directed by him and Frank.

Packaged in a presentation box, Pull My Daisy contains both PAL & NTSC DVDs of the 28-minute film and two booklets: one containg Kerouac's story and lyrics, and the other photographs taken on the set.

Title Pull My Daisy
Subtitle The Film and Documentary Material
Authors Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie
With David Amram, Gregory Corso
Photographs by John Cohen
Publisher Steidl Publishing
Title First Published 28 August 2012
Format Paperback + DVD-Video
Nb of pages
Product Detail 1
ISBN-10 3869304286
ISBN-13 9783869304281
Publication Date 28 August 2012
Weight 16 oz.
DVD zone 28.00
Video Format
Duration min

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