First Edition of Pull My Daisy; SIgned by Robert Frank
Pull My Daisy.
Frank, Robert & ALfred Leslie; Text by Jack Kerouac.$1,600.00
Item Number: 4197
New York: Grove Press, 1959.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. In near fine condition. Signed by Robert Frank.
Pull My Daisy is a 1959 short film that typifies the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of a stage play he never finished entitled Beat Generation. Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It starred Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Richard Bellamy, Alice Neel, Sally Gross and Pablo, Frank's then-infant son. Based on an incident in the life of Neal Cassady and his wife Carolyn, Daisy tells the story of a railway brakeman whose painter wife invites a respectable bishop over for dinner. However, the brakeman's bohemian friends crash the party, with comic results.