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Title Alfred Leslie : cool man in a golden age : selected films / [editor, Benjamin Cook ; design and DVD production, Adam Jones]
Published London : Lux, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4375 Les/Alc  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (156 min.) : sound, some black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([40] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Contents Pull my daisy (29 min.) -- The last clean shirt (41 min.) -- Birth of a nation (39 min.) -- USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara (15 min.) -- A stranger calls at midnight: a self interview of sorts (32 min.)
Summary Pull my daisy: "Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop, they naturally would like their friends to be on their best behavior. But poets will be poets"--Internet Movie Database
The last clean shirt: A couple drives around Manhattan in a convertible
Birth of a nation: Originally filmed in 1965, this film was largely destroyed in a fire. Leslie recovered 14 minutes of footage and some sound elements in this 2007 restoration. The film is a "wild counterculture opera which included inter-racial marriage, a claustrophobic ménage a trois, lesbian parents, masturbation, suicide, a number of musical interludes and apparently lots of telephones ringing"--Booklet
USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara: Frank O'Hara reads poetry and discusses filmmaking with Alfred Leslie
A stranger calls at midnight: Alfred Leslie discusses his life and works
Notes Booklet includes essay by Ian White and stills from Alfred Leslie's films
Credits Pull my daisy: G-String Enterprises ; adapted, photographed and directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie ; written by Jack Kerouac. The last clean shirt: Czé Zléyiuz Edu Filméei presents ; [produced, photographed, written and directed by Alfred Leslie] ; subtitle texts by Frank O'Hara. Birth of a nation: film by Alfred Leslie ; [text by Frank O'Hara]. USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara: Thirteen/WNET ; [directed by Richard O. Moore]. A stranger calls at midnight: Edu Filmii and Klopstokia Worldwide
Cast Pull my daisy: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Mooney Peebles, Peter Orlofsky, Larry Rivers ; narrated by Jack Kerouac. The last clean shirt: Ruth Cazalet, Richard White. Birth of a nation: John Ahearn, Miles Forest, Dorothea Rockburne, Charlotte Bellamy, Karen Peters, Willem de Kooning. USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara: Frank O'Hara, Alfred Leslie. A stranger calls at midnight: Alfred Leslie
Notes No rating given
DVD : Produced for region 0
Some films include subtitles
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Leslie, Alfred, 1927- -- Interviews.
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 -- Interviews.
Beats (Persons)
Genre/Form Short films.
Experimental films.
Video recordings.
Author Leslie, Alfred, 1927- director
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Corso, Gregory.
Bellamy, Richard.
Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010.
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969, author, narrator
Ahearn, John.
Forest, Miles
Rockburne, Dorothea.
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997.
Frank, Robert, 1924-
Moore, Richard O., director
Cook, Benjamin.
Jones, Adam.
G-string Enterprises (Firm)
Czé Zléyiuz Edu Filméei (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Edu Filmii (Firm)
Klopstokia Worldwide (Firm)
LUX (Organization)
Other Titles Cool man in a golden age : selected films
OTHER TI Pull my daisy (Motion picture)
Last clean shirt (Motion picture)
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1965)
USA: poetry, Frank O'Hara
Stranger calls at midnight : a self-interview of sorts