John Gilmore

Actor + Novelist + Poet
Born Jul 5, 1935

John "Jonathan" Gilmore is an American author and gonzo journalist known for iconoclastic Hollywood memoirs, true crime literature and hard-boiled fiction. A motion picture, television and stage actor in Los Angeles and New York in the 1950s, his friends including James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. Gilmore emerged as a writer from the Beat Generation in the 60s, influenced by Jack Kerouac and befriended by cult author William S. Burroughs.… Read More

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