“Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.”
― Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg was a seminal figure of the literary renaissance of 1950’s America. The style of dress he and other reputed ‘bohenian hedonists’ of the Beat Generation adopted likely had less to do with choice and more to do with making due with what was on hand.
The iconic eyewear of that era is popular again. Contemparry versions of the classics are masterfully crafted by Sama, Chrome Hearts and Linda Farrow.
A film adaptation of of the 1951 novel On The Road by Jack Kerouac will screen this September at the Toronto International Film Festival.