city: san francisco
from hunter s. thompson posted in literature by pete_nice
The founder of Gonzo journalism lived at this San Francisco apartment during the days of Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
from neutral milk hotel posted in music by ratsnamgod
The inspiration for the once untitled 10th track on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
The band would visit this collection of arcade oddities when touring the Bay Area. On one visit, Jeff Mangum encountered a young girl who resembled the object of his obsession, Anne Frank.
The museum has moved from its Cliff House location that NMH visited to its current location in the Fisherman’s Wharf district.
from vertigo posted in movies by ratsnamgod
Judy Barton's hotel in the film.
Location now operates under the name Hotel Vertigo and plays the film on a continuous loop.
from jack kerouac, allen ginsberg, the beats posted in literature by pete_nice
Founded in 1948 by Henri Lenoir, the Vesuvio Cafe became a popular hangout for Beat writers like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassidy.
From the Vesuvio website:
"On October 17, 1955, Neal Cassady, the real life Dean Moriarty of the quintessential Beat classic On the Road, stopped at Vesuvio on the way to the now legendary Six Gallery for a poetry reading, and the place has never been the same. It became a regular hangout of Jack Kerouac and other famous Beat poets and has become ground zero for pilgrims on the Beat trail ever since."