REWIND: Florida Frontiers TV – Jack Kerouac in Florida

Remembering Jack Kerouac on what would have been his 101st birthday with this old show from Florida Frontiers posted back in September 2020.

This video by the Florida Historical Society frames Jack Kerouac’s time in Central Florida around the writers-in-residence program now situated in his old Orlando home. One can only commend the people who devoted the time and energy it took to preserve this nondescript cottage as a rare Florida physical representation of the literary Beat Generation. The beginning of the video get a bit unnerving when it appears they are going to conflate the actual Beat Generation with the media-spawned, commercialized Beatnik phenomenon but the video swerves away to other topics before any real damage is done. You can only say so much in a half hour. Well worth watching. . .

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