Pull My Daisy
Pull My Daisy
Robert Frank



Pull My Daisy is a 1959 short film that typifies 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.

Title Pull My Daisy
Author Robert Frank
Publisher Steidl Publishing
Title First Published 01 June 2008
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 64 p.
ISBN-10 3865216730
ISBN-13 9783865216731
Publication Date 01 June 2008
Main content page count 64
Weight 32 oz.
 


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