Friday, March 15, 2013
Jimmy McCourt on YouTube!!!
(James McCourt, 2008)
Last Saturday, March 9th, I had the honor of sitting down with James McCourt, the great American novelist to discuss a wide variety of subjects on video, including the genesis of his opera classic "Mawrdew Czgowchz," his experiences in the Everard Baths in the late 1950s and his upcoming memoir, which covers his parents' tumultuous marriage and ends with a four-year-old Jimmy traumatized in the aftermath of the news of Hiroshima in August 1945.
(James McCourt as drawn by the legendary David Levine)
There are six videos covering the Standing Line at the Metropolitan Opera, a surreal event Jimmy witnessed in the Stonewall Bar right before the riots broke out on June 28, 1969 and his teenage stalking of Jack Kerouac.
Here is Jimmy McCourt on Stonewall.
Here are the other McCourt videos.