Quiz: Are You A Beatnik? 1960 Questionnaire

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Before Gerard Malanga joined Andy Warhol’s circle and staffed Interview magazine, he wrote an odd, charming questionnaire and sent it to his mentor, Daisy Aldan.

Five questions from his “Are You a Beatnik?” quiz:

Are you hep?

Do you consider me a Daddy-O?

Do you always wear those crazy quilts?

Are you the utmost? The utmost of what?

Take the rest of the 2-page quiz, and see the original, here.

Or, if you’re in Austin, go see it in person at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center exhibition, On the Road with the Beats.

—Rose Miller

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