Re: RARA-AVIS: 77 Sunset Strip

Date: 12 Feb 2008

Dennis Lynds set a book in the beat scene, Uptown Downtown (1963): "By day he was a ruthless executive, by night a free-wheeling beatnik. He had the best of both worlds . . . and the perfect woman in each." When he was our guest, Lynds mentioned this was based on his own time in the Village.

I also have a PI book I've never read, I Like it Cool (1960), by Michael Lawrence: "Johnny Amsterdam--eye with a beard--squares off with the world of the beatniks"

Richard Prather ever do a Shell Scott book with beatniks? It would seem to be right up his alley.


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