NEWLY DISCOVERED PHOTO YIELDS BIG RESULTS
Brian Hassett knows more about the Beat Generation than just about anyone you're ever going to meet. A few weeks ago Beat aficionados were eagerly trying to figure out who the fourth man in a recently surfaced photograph might have been. Myself, along with a number of others, thought it might have been Kerouac friend Bill Cannastra, but that never panned out.
Later, in an effort to pinpoint details about that magnificent photo, Brian and I realized we had both been in touch with one of Bill Cannastra's relatives within hours of each other. Soon we found ourselves looking at family photographs that have never been published.
The coolest thing about this photo? Every single person I've spoken to along with every scholar, biographer and expert on the various online Beat Generation forums all agree: none of us have ever seen a single picture with Allen, Jack and Neal all in the same photo. This is the only one that has ever surfaced since they met in 1944 - and it took until 2019 for it to come to light. And no one has been able to positively identify the 4th guy!
Take a trip to Brianland and soak in the warm bubbling juices of Beat trivia like never before!