Monday, January 23, 2006


So this weekend, we hit San Francisco and saw the original ON THE ORAD manuscript on display at the SF Library. It's huge, all on one continuous piece of paper (the kind of paper is up for dispute...possibly butcher paper or something). It was typed over a manic 21 day period, I believe, on these 12-foot long sheets of paper and taped together. You can even see where he typed right over the tape. It's pretty amazing. There are other interesting things on display, as well, including a visual map of the route taken in ON THE ROAD, and a guide and pictures of the fictional characters vs. their real-life counterparts. This is a must-see if you're in the Bay Area, people!


pitzerboy said...

Scott Morse drawing a tattoo of Andy Kaufman?

I think my brain just split in half.

Dood it!

And yeah, that Kerouac show sounds crazy.

Jenny Lerew said...

How cool to have seen that...very envious!

I think S.F. annd the bay area is the ebst place in the ol' USA. : )

Jenny Lerew said...

Oops--"best" place..."annd"...gah! MY lousy typing! Sorry. Hunt 'n' peck!