Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky take a tugboat ride.

This short, silent film was made in 1969, when Allen Ginsberg and his partner and fellow poet Peter Orlovsky were invited to ride on the trial run of the newly built tugboat Elsbeth. Ginsberg became friends with the tug's builder, Latham Smith, while observing the boat's construction. There's more about this in the current New Yorker.