R.I.P. Lucien Carr, 1926-2005

Lucien Carr, Gordon Joseloff, and Gary Paul Gates at UPI reunion, Oct. 2003. Beat luminari, killer, and wire service journalist Lucien Carr, one of the most interesting characters with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work, passed away Friday. Who was Lou Carr? Read his obituary in The New York Times, The Washington Post (free registration required), the Guardian and other major newspapers. CNN’s news ticker Saturday also mentioned Carr’s death .Here are a few details about his life: Carr is generally credited with catalyzing the Beat Generation movement of writers and artists, when he introduced his mutual friends Allen […]