The Death of Marilyn Monroe (and George Whitman's Girlfriends)

A visit through George Whitman’s Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe’s death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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Tips on Smuggling Pot into the United States

Is that a goat or is it the Ayahuasca? John Wilcock reports from Mexico. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Writing the Book "Mexico on 5 Dollars a Day" (Part One)

In 1961, John Wilcock wrote a travel guide for visiting Mexico on a budget, resulting in a bestselling book that became a significant part of 1960s vagabond culture. Part one of a two-part appreciation. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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JOHN WILCOCK: (LSD History) Michael Hollingshead Turns on the World

A package sent in 1960 from Albert Hoffmann of Sandoz Labs, containing one gram of powdered LSD, goes on to provide the first acid experiences for many in New York. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Sneaking Julie Bovasso into McSorley's 'Men's Only' Saloon

A prank played on McSorley’s Old Ale House in 1961, when it was legal in New York to ban women from entering a tavern. By Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall

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JOHN WILCOCK: Legal Mescaline via Mail-Order and other DRUG MEMORIES of 1961

An eventful drug-year for John Wilcock, with mail-order mescaline, a friendly gesture from Seymour Krim, uninformed police officers, and Turkish cigars.

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JOHN WILCOCK: When Lenny Bruce Stayed at My Apartment

Part Two of LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LENNY BRUCE, with the story of Lenny’s stay at John’s apartment during his ten-week run at the Village Vanguard.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!

JOHN WILCOCK returns to Boing Boing for Chapter Six, with the first of two installments on Lenny Bruce.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Participating in the Harvard Psilocybin Project

Chapter Five of John Wilcock CONCLUDES with the HARVARD PSILOCYBIN PROJECT, the road to ruin that ultimately leads John to pot. (This is Part Three of the Reefer Madness storyline, Part One and Part Two.)



Also included: John’s original 1962 Village Voice article, with a footnote by Tim Leary and a memoriam for E.E. Cummings.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Witnessing Tim Leary's First Week on Hallucinogens

Reefer Madness continues with Part Two, a dinner with Tim Leary during an eventful week in Cuernavaca Mexico, 1960. Bananas and Avocados.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Timothy Leary, Mexico, Magic Mushrooms, and REEFER MADNESS (Part One)

One of John’s better stories is the road to his first puff of marijuana, the circumstances of which place it among the best drug stories of the Sixties.

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JOHN WILCOCK COMIC: Woody Allen's Analysis

The conclusion of John’s evening with a young Woody Allen, as Woody volunteers himself to be analyzed during a night of PSYCHODRAMA.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Woody Allen and Doctor Moreno's THEATER of the PSYCHODRAMA! (1960)

Part one of a two-episode story, starring a young, psychoanalyzed Woody Allen.

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JOHN WILCOCK: Langston Hughes recites "Harlem Sweeties" (Interview, 1960)

The latest from Ethan and Scott; catch up on WILCOCK in the archives

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JOHN WILCOCK: History of New York's Lower Manhattan Expressway (LoMEX)

JOHN WILCOCK returns to Boing Boing for Chapter 5, with the history of NYC’s doomed Lower Manhattan Expressway, Jane Jacobs, Ed Koch, and Jean Tinguely’s self-destructing “Homage to New York”.

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