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The Thomas Trail: every contact leaves traces

 

 

 

Tom meets Brian Wilson

[around 1966] When Jules Siegel brought his friend Thomas Pynchon up to the house one night, the famous hipster novelist sat in stunned, unhappy silence while the nervous, stoned pop star — who had dragged him into his then-new Arabian tent to get high — kept kicking over the oil lamp he was trying to light. “Brian was kind of afraid of Pynchon because he’d heard he was an Eastern intellectual establishment genius,” Siegal recalls. “And Pynchon wasn’t very articulate. He was gonna sit there and let you talk while he listened. So neither of them really said a word all night long. It was one of the strangest scenes I’d ever seen in my life.”

1448 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA  (Brian & Marilyn Rovell lived here between 1965 and 1967)

1448 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA (Brian & Marilyn Rovell lived here between 1965 and 1967)

 

1448 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA  (Brian & Marilyn Rovell lived here between 1965 and 1967)

1448 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills, CA (Brian & Marilyn Rovell lived here between 1965 and 1967)

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Posted March 16, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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