In 1945 he transferred to Harvard University for graduate study in Far Eastern languages. Studied psychology, literature and philosophy at the University of South Florida.Met Kerouac when Jack moved from Northport to St Petersburg in September 1964.Co-directed and edited the commended documentary of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival "Jazz on a Summer's Day" (1959). Virginia Bailey was born in New York City, the daughter of a singing teacher father and piano teacher mother.
Auden, Chester Kallman and Alan Ansen in New York, 1950s.
Born Jacksonville, Florida, to fruit-picker parents. Grew up in the Bronx, New York, trained as nurse but became secretary/ bookkeeper.
Hung around Greenwich Village early 1950s and was friend of painter Iris Brody. Was the "junkey girl" with whom Kerouac had brief affair in New York, as mentioned in his letter to Ginsberg, dated early May 1954 in Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, Vol.1.
Joan studied journalism at Columbia and was a roommate of Edie Parker in New York, from 1943.
In 1945 became common-law wife of William Burroughs who accidentally shot her in the head in Mexico City, September 1951.