Publicity Postcard for the Film Howl, with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, 2010


Size: 4 x 6 inches

Allen Ginsberg’s (1926–1997) poem Howl (1955) helped spark the Beat Generation literary movement. The poem received more attention in 1959 when Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the publisher of Howl, was put on trial for distributing obscenity. This postcard promotes a 2010 film about the poem that features James Franco as Allen Ginsberg.

Allen Ginsberg Counterculture Film & Video Poetry