Category Archives: Beatniks

There have been more developments vis-a-vis my “Search for the Beatniks Who Lived In The Abalone Factory At Princeton.” I’ve heard from the fascinating artist Michael Bowen, the world traveling painter (there is a room in a European museum named … Continue reading

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Drama on the Internet: My Search For The Beatniks of Princeton Part II

(Photo: The artist and beatnik Michael McCracken is as handsome as he was described by the famous San Francisco attorney Marvin Lewis. This is the first photo I’ve seen of McCracken). Then a few days ago I get this mysterious … Continue reading

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Drama On The Internet: My Search For the Beatniks of Princeton, Part II

(The artist Michael McCracken, courtesy Michael Rothenberg). One of the most adventurous stories I pursued in the late 1970s was my search for the beatniks that lived in the old Abalone Factory in Princeton. I was especially searching for the … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part IX: Conclusion

Attorney Marvin Lewis (ML): A couple of weeks after that I heard from McCracken. Michael McCracken (MM): Next Sunday, your painting will be ready. Come and get it. ML: How do I find you? MM: Just go to a grocery … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part VIII

Marvin Lewis (ML) (to June): This puts one way back with a half-hour for the other case. So I got my investigators, four of them. ML (to investigators): Scour North Beach. Find her wherever she is. ML (to June) In … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part VII

Marvin Lewis (ML): I argued the case to the jury and I felt that I had it won. I was very pleased and I explained that to the family. ML (to the family): You keep her here at the St.Francis, … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part V

Marvin Lewis (ML): “I said, Don’t worry about my personal life. Don’t concern yourself with it. Michael McCracken (MM): “Oh, I can make you life a paradise. You’ll have a different woman every day. I have beautiful women. Do you … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part IV

Marvin Lewis (ML): I called [my client] Carol and I said, ‘Carol, please, this young man–I don’t want to tell tales out of school’ — but, she said, ‘Why didn’t you accept this girl? He gives her to you graciously. … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part III

Marvin Lewis (ML) : So–in the interim a very peculiar thing that I wlll never forget as long as I live occurred. He came up to me one day and said, ‘You know, you’re a very interesting man.’ He said, … Continue reading

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My Search for the Beatniks Who Lived at the "Abalone Factory," Princeton-by-the-Sea: Part II

Marvin Lewis (ML): One day I got a phone call. My secretary said this Carol was coming in with her boyfriend, McCracken. They came in. I don’t remember whether I was in this building, or whether I was across the … Continue reading

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