The ceremony/celebration for the donation of Bukowski's papers took place tonight at the Huntington. Anyone else go? Much to say, but too late right now, I'll type tomorrow.
definitely like to see that...I have a few pictures and video of Harry Dean Stanton reading the last poem from the Bukowski event at the huntington. If I can figure out how to do this, is there any reason legalwise, why I shouldn't post here?
He said that they met about 20 years ago, and saw each other socially many times. He told the story of one night when he was dropping Bukowski and Linda off at home and Bukowski fell on his doorstep and was bleeding from the head. Stanton imitated Bukowski's voice; "This is baaaaad." That got a big laugh.Also what if any relationship did those 2 have together??
They met at least once together with a producer who wanted to make Buk?s stories into a sitcom.Stanton was supposed to be Buk in the sitcom. He talked Buk out of it much to the producers chagrin. Stanton felt that Buk did?nt go well with canned laughter.curious what Bukowski thought of Stanton, was he mentioned in Hollywood? Also what if any relationship did those 2 have together??
Here are some pics...I'll try to send out the rest on a separate post...this is only allowing me 5. Hope this works.You can post the pictures in here, I don't see any problem with that.
I wasn't putting down anyone due to their fame or celebrity. The ac-tors I was referring to were not celebrities, they were Los Angeles stage ac-tors, and for the most part they really, really missed the mark, and that's why I ragged on them. Of the three who (over)acted poems or excerpts, I had the feeling only one of them had ever been within pissing distance of a Bukowski book, and he was still hard to watch. The other two might as well have been reciting Sam Shepard plays or somthing. It was just wrong, man, and I know I'm not the only one there who felt that way.I guess the comment just rubbed me the wrong way....anyone who can relate to, or appreciate what Bukowski was all about shouldn't be judged because they happen to be celebrities. They just happen to have excellent taste...just like us.