Talking News with Carolyn Cassady

The Readex Blog recently re-republished an interview with the “matriarch of the Beat Generation,” Carolyn Cassady. Cassady is nearing 90 but still hot.

Sixty years after publication of Jack Kerouac’s influential novel of the Beat Generation, On the Road has been adapted for film. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Walter Salles, the long-awaited film, scheduled to open in the U.S. this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, stars Sam Riley as Kerouac’s alter ego Sal Paradise, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady) and Kristen Stewart as Marylou (LuAnne Henderson, Cassady’s first wife). Kirsten Dunst plays Camille, the real-life Carolyn Robinson who married Cassady in 1948.

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