Have I read on the road....yes, twice....and....don't whip me with a noodle....it did't get any better the 2nd go round....*sigh*
The closest I've gotten to seeing anthing anywhere it that blurb that was in the Washington Post re the museum opening....and I knew there must have been more so I just went on the post online and found this:
This I found most interesting----first editions sold to benefit Katrina victims...wonder if Johnny got word?
Beat Memorabilia Auctioned for Benefit
The Associated Press
Friday, March 10, 2006; 1:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- An auction of first-edition books, handwritten manuscripts and letters by Beat Generation writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski raised $225,000 to benefit a publisher left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans resident Edwin Blair, 69, said Thursday he reluctantly agreed to auction the items he had been collecting for 40 years as a way to help his friends, Gypsy Lou Webb and her husband, Jon, who published some of Bukowski's earliest works.
One of the auction's rarest items, an autographed 1960 first pressing of Bukowski's "Flower, Fist and Bestial Wail," sold for $9,775, the highest bid of the day.
Other items that drew aggressive bidding included a first-edition pressing of Ginsberg's "Howl" inscribed by the author, which fetched $7,475; two typed letters from Bukowski that went for $4,025; and a 1945 photo of Hal Chase, Kerouac, Ginsberg and William Burroughs together at Columbia University that sold for $7,745.
Blair more than quadrupled the $50,000 he hoped to raise to help pay the Webbs' living expenses after their home was destroyed in the hurricane.
"She's in her 80s now and was going to be living in a trailer after the storm," said Blair. "That just ain't right."
About 30 bidders showed up at PBA Galleries near the North Beach neighborhood and several hundred, including representatives from universities and specialty libraries, bid from other locations.
Have I met with other zoners recently.......Susanne and I have met up twice now in 4 days to see Lord Wilmot together....and what fun it has been to giggle, whisper, nudge, sigh, drool and question scenes together. Not to mention the girl is a wealth of knowledge on l7th century history. It is soooo much fun to see this movie with someone who loves Johnny the way we zoners do.
...have I answered the questions...my mind is now distracted with visions of the Earl.