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Battle Of The Beatniks (magazine article from the beatnik scene in Venice, CA)

denny Submitted by denny
January 31st, 2012
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This is amazing. This is when I would have loved to be down in Venice. West Coast mecca for weirdos?

I know this place. Used to go to a record store there….

Joyce was a hell raiser for sure.

I am dying here over the fez hat and goatee!


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6 Responses to “Battle Of The Beatniks (magazine article from the beatnik scene in Venice, CA)”

  1. Allee Willis Allee Willis says:

    That is some hat the beatnik on the 1st page is wearing with his head popping out of. Looks like a plain pizza with a hole in it. And since when did pork chop sideburns and khaki shorts qualify one as a beatnik? In fact, so few of the people in the photos look like they even have any beatnik friends let alone are one of them themselves.

    I love that these were in Modern Man magazine.

    Make sure and check out the Beatnik category here at AWMOK.

  2. Douglas Wood Douglas Wood says:

    Denny– This is wonderful! Do you own this or did you find it on-line? Do you know what year it’s from? You might want to check out a very strange film called NIGHT TIDE (1961) starring a very young Dennis Hopper which also takes place in the bohemian Venice of the early sixties. It’s the first film by Curtis Harrington who directed the kitsch classics WHOEVER SLEW AUNTIE ROO, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? and GAMES (which I’ve never been able to find on video or DVD.) Oh, and by the way– that building in the photo on the bottom of page 19 is still there– in fact a few years ago I had an office in the building next door.

  3. denny denny says:

    No Doug, I found these on-line. I will have to check out the Dennis Hopper film. Who was in the film “Games”?

  4. denny denny says:

    Just to let everyone know here, this place is one of the best places to obtain films.

    http://www.moviesunlimited.com/musite/product.asp?sku=D38334&altid=41456

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