” bagel shop 1957 “

 

for this photograph by robert ayala many thanks to my friend artist michael bowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


i ask to you dear aficionado(s),
please do not divulgate thi(e)s(e) picture(s)
outside the experienceofthinking
saturay march 17 2018


the frisco kid photograph (picture of a gone america)

Photo by Walter Chappell, March 15, 1971 –  The San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 17, 1973

En exergue:

We were all in it, right there in the heart of beatsville that Sunday morning in March 1971, to pose between the beat navel of the world, Vesuvio, and Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Book Shop – more than a hundred cats and chicks showing up at this ungodly hour to have their picture took for the cover of Jerry Kamstra’s The Frisco Kid, a novel of North Beach bohemia in the fifties and sixties.
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Indeed, America was seething with Vietnam turmoil, yet here among us peace and harmony reigned as we strolled up Columbus, then along Broadway, to drift into Enrico’s Coffee House and Bistro, where a breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon would be served entirely free of charge. That fine Sunday in the spring of 1971 all was indeed well with the best and beatest of all worlds.

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(excerpt from History Of The Frisco Kid Photograph courtesy of my friend Pete Edler © 2006)

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Tuesday January 17, 2017