Jack Kerouac in Florida, 1958
Kerouac leaving the home of his brother-in-law, Paul Blake, in Orlando, Florida, 1958, his suitcase filled with manuscripts and notebooks. While there he had retyped 'The Dharma Bums' from the original scroll version onto standard sheets of paper.
98 - 'On the Road' Map: Kerouac Traces His Trip
\nJack Kerouac was born in Lowell (MA) Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac, and in spite of his fancy name, his French-Canadian parents had to emigrate to Massachusetts to find work. When he died in St Petersburg (FL) 47 years later, Kerouac’s total estate amounted to under 100 dollars. Yet he’ll be immort...
Jack Kerouac in Merchant Marine cap, 1944
Kerouac in 1944, shortly after the Kammerer killing: "I was wearing my London outfit of black leather jacket and chinos and phony goldbraid hat. The big sad salesman took my picture in the Columbia bookshop. It was a picture of despair in bone and flesh, I'll tell you." (Vanity of Duluoz)