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PHILIP NURENBERG WEBSITE
         SEEKING NEW INTERVIEWS; COLLABORATORS, SOURCES, AND LEADS FOR MY ONGOING RESEARCH INTO THE LIVES AND WORK OF HENRY MILLER AND ANAIS NIN; ALONG WITH THEIR CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES.



CONTACT ME AT:

mrphilzie@yahoo.com

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PHILIP NURENBERG
PMB 758
8424 SANTA MONICA BLVD
WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069-4267 USA






I'M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE WRITING STYLES, AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE WRITING STYLES, OF THESE AND RELATED AUTHORS.

IN MILLER'S STYLE AND EVOLUTION: THE 'PROSE POEM' AND HUMOR PUNCTUATED STYLE OF WHAT HE CALLS HIS 'AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCES'; THE INTEGRAL IMPORTANCE OF HIS LETTER WRITING TO THIS, BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION BY DR. GEORGE WICKES; AND CHARACTER PORTRAIT CHARACATURE FOCUS WHICH EDDIE P. SCHWARTZ OF THE MILLER-AUTHORIZED HENRY MILLER LITERARY SOCIETY IN MINNEAPOLIS TOLD ME WAS ONE OF MILLER'S WRITING APPEALS TO FROM EDDIE'S PERSPECTIVE; WHICH ANAIS NIN'S DIARY PORTRAITS ARE A COMPLEMENT AND ANALOGUE OF AND TO.



I HAVE NEVER AGREED WITH THE CRITICS WHO DIMINISH THE IMPORTANCE OF EITHER THE EDITED OR EVEN THE ADMITTEDLY INITIALLY SHOCKING, UNEXPURGATED DIARIES OF ANAIS NIN. THESE ARE MAJOR WORKS WHICH ARE NOT DIMINISHED BY THE NECESSARY AND REQUIRED EDITING. ALWAYS THE HEART AND GUTS ARE LEFT IN EVEN WHEN EDITING TO PREVENT HURTING THE LIVING PRINCIPALS INVOLVED IS REQUIRED.



THE DIARY/JOURNAL'S PSYCHOANALYTIC CHRONICLES AS BOTH ANALYST AND PATIENT, GIVE THE READER A RARE LOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF OTTO RANK AND OTHERS ALONG WITH BOTH NIN'S AND HENRY MILLER'S PERIODS AS ANALYSTS WITH PATIENTS IN NEW YORK CITY.



THE LIVES AND HUMAN SIDES OF MILLER AND NIN AND THEIR CIRCLE ARE ALSO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION OF THEIR RESPECTIVE WRITING STYLES. RECOLLECTIONS, MEMOIRS, AND THE PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES OF THEIR FRIENDS, LOVERS, FAMILY, AND MANY COLORFUL OTHER ACQUAINTANCES(SOME OF THEM CELEBRITES IN THIS WAY OR THAT IN THEIR OWN RIGHT)ARE THE PARTICULAR FOCUS OF MY OWN WORK.



THAT WORK HAS BECOME A LIFE'S WORK DESPITE MANY OTHER INTERESTS AND PRIORITIES. AND SO THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AS AN OUTREACH MECHANISM TO LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS IN A FRIENDLY, INFORMAL WAY.



I'M-A-WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER/DOCUMENTARIAN/POET/ PAINTER/VIDEOGRAPHER AND CONSULTANT SPECIALIZING IN THE COMPILATION OF PHOTO/INTERVIEW BOOKS ABOUT:  THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES OF HENRY MILLER AND ANAIS NIN. 
       
                INTERVIEWS DONE SO FAR:

EDDIE P SCHWARTZ AND THE AUTHORIZED BY MILLER HENRY MILLER LITERARY SOCIETY;

          EMIL WHITE ABOUT HIS LIFE AND HOPES FOR THE HENRY MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND HOW THE BUILDING FOR IT CAME ABOUT INITIALLY BECAUSE OF TWO RENT INCREASES HE GOT WHILE LIVING AT ESALEN, A DESCRIPTION OF HOW HIS FIRST PAINTING WAS DONE AND CAME ABOUT, HOW HE WAS INSPIRED BY PAUL MUNI'S ACTING, WHILE LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY TO WRITE A PLAY IN YIDDISH, THE STORY OF THE 'COMMUNICATION FROM MAX' PIECE FOR THE HAPPY ROCK, WHICH HE WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE FROM MILLER'S MAX AND THE WHITE PHAGOCYTES BOOK, AND WHICH NEVER STOPPED LAMENTING ABOUT THE FACT THAT IT WASN'T USED; HIS VISIT TO MICHAEL FRAENKEL IN AND THEIR DINNER TOGETHER IN WHICH FRAENKEL COMICALLY BOUGHT HIM ONLY A CUP OF COFFEE ONLY WHILE CALMLY ORDERING AND EATING A LARGE MEAL FOR HIMSELF; HIS LIFE AND WORK IN ALASKA ON THE ALCAN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION TO SAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO ALLOW MILLER AND HIMSELF TO GO TO MEXICO SO MILLER COULD FINISH THE ROSY CRUCIFIXION BOOKS; MEETING ELMER GERTZ WHILE WORKING IN A BOOKSTORE IN CHICAGO WHEN THE LATTER CAME IN TO TRY TO FIND A COPY OF HIS OWN OUT OF PRINT BOOK ON FRANK HARRIS, LATER MEETING MILLER HIMSELF THERE; ABOUT THE DILL PICKLE CLUB AND THE READINGS HE ORGANIZED THERE OF HIS FAVORITE MILLER BOOK AT THE TIME: THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE; JUDSON CREWS LIVING ON PEANUT BUTTER AND MUSTARD GREENS DURING HIS WHOLE STAY WITH EMIL IN BIG SUR; HIS TRIP WITH MILLER TO EUROPE WITH VINCENT BURGE; AND HIS TRIP TO BEVERLY GLEN TO RETRIEVE FOR MILLER, AT MILLER'S REQUEST, HIS BELONGINGS FOR THE MOVE TO BIG SUR WHILE MILLER TRAVELED BACK EAST AND MET LEPSKA

          ELMER GERTZ ABOUT THE CENSORSHIP CASE AND HIS WORK FOR CLARENCE DARROW AND FRANK HARRIS, HIS BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK HARRIS, HIS CORRESPONDENCE BOOK OF HIS AND MILLER'S LETTERS AND COUNTLESS OTHER TOPICS TOO NUMEROUS TO ELABORATE HERE;

           EPHRAIM AND ROSA DONER ABOUT HIS MEETING OF MILLER AND MICHAEL FRAENKEL IN PARIS, DONER'S EVENTUAL MEETING WITH KEROUAC AND RELATED MATTERS, HIS ARTWORK, ABOUT EDWARD DAHLBERG, HIS OWN ARTWORK, PING PONG, AND THEIR DAUGHTER TASHA;

          BILL WEBB  ABOUT MILLER IN LA AND THE SYNANON PEOPLE,  MILLER IN BIG SUR, HIS PHOTOGRAPHY, THE CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR MOVEMENT AND PEOPLE DURING WORLD WAR II, HIS OWN BACKGROUND AND FAMILY IN LA, HIS WORK IN HELPING TO FOUND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO IN BERKELEY, AND HIS BRIEF STINT AS A LITERARY AGENT FOR KENNETH PATCHEN AND OTHERS;

           SAVA NEPUS ABOUT MANY OF  THE PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS WHO HE MET  AT MILLER'S PACIFIC PALISADES HOUSE FROM THE 1960'S THROUGH HIS VISIT ON THE DAY OF MILLER'S DEATH IN 1980, THE RESTAURANTS HE CHAUFFEURED MILLER AND HIS VARIOUS LOVE INTERESTS TO IN AND AROUND THE LA AREA, AS HE DID WITH LAWRENCE DURRELL DURING THE LATTER'S VISIT TO MILLER IN PACIFIC PALISADES, AND HIS RECOLLECTIONS OF DURRELL, HIS LIFE AS A JAZZ MUSICIAN IN PARIS AS A TEENAGER WITH CHARLES DELAUNEY BEFORE THE WAR, AND AS A PROFESSIONAL JAZZ MUSICIAN ON THE RADIO IN MEXICO  AFTER MOVING THERE WITH HIS FAMILY AFTERWARDS;

          CHARLES DELAUNEY, THE SON OF THE FAMOUS ARTISTS ROBERT AND SONIA DELAUNEY IN PARIS. THE  BAND HE PLAYED DRUMS AND SAVA PLAYED JAZZ HARMONICA IN, AND  'LE HOT CLUB DU JAZZ' THAT THEY FOUNDED. ABOUT HIS METHODS FOR INTERVIEWING JAZZ CELEBRITIES LIKE DUKE ELLINGTON AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG FOR THE PUBLICATION OF LE HOT CLUB DU JAZZ WHICH HE EDITED FOR YEARS; HOW ARMSTRONG USED TO WEAR A NYLON STOCKING ON HIS HEAD TO KEEP HIS HAIR FLAT ; BEFORE PERFORMANCES; HOW DURING HIS INTERVIEWS,  THEY WOULD BE CONCERNED  AND INSISTENT  THAT HE TEST HIS RECORDING EQUIPMENT, LATER WHEN HE HAD IT, TO MAKE SURE IT WAS WORKING BEFORE THE INTERVIEWS; ABOUT THE COMPILING, WRITING AND PUBLISHING MECHANICS OF HIS OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND THE VARIOUS JAZZ HISTORY BOOKS THAT HE HAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED, HOW THAT WORKS; AND ABOUT HIS OWN CHILDREN AND THEIR DOINGS AND INTERESTS.

           BERN PORTER ABOUT THE HAPPY ROCK TRIBUTE BOOK TO HENRY MILLER BY MILLER'S CLOSEST FRIENDS AND SOME OTHER NOTABLES OF THE TIME LIKE WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS, HOW HE CONCEPTUALIZED, ORGANIZED, AND  CONTACTED THE PEOPLE IN 1945 FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MEMOIRS AND TRIBUTES FROM PEOPLE LIKE RICHARD OSBORN, EMIL SCHNELLOCK, WAMBLY BALD,ALFRED PERLES, MICHAEL FRAENKEL AND LAWRENCE DURRELL(WHO WROTE THE TITLE PEACE), TOGETHER WITH PORTER'S OWN RECOLLECTIONS OF THOSE PEOPLE AND OTHERS HE HAS KNOWN LIKE SALAVADOR AND GALA DALI , ANAIS NIN, ALLLEN GINSBERG, NOEL YOUNG, EMIL WHITE, GEORGE WICKES(WHO HE PUBLISHED SEVERAL MAGAZINES WITH WHICH INCLUDED PIECES BY HENRY MILLER AND ANAID NIN)ABOUT THE OTHER MILLER BOOKS HE'S PUBLISHED, AND HIS VISIT TO EMIL SCHNELLOCK TO EXAMINE MILLER'S MATERIAL RESIDING WITH SCHNELLOCK DURING THE 1940'S, AND HIS VISIT TO MILLER IN BEVERLY GLEN BACK THEN;

          WILLIAM EVERSON ABOUT MILLER IN BIG SUR, LAWRENCE CLARK  POWELL'S LONG FRIENDSHIP WITH EVERSON INITIALLY STARTING THROUGH A  COMMON INTEREST IN THE POET ROBINSON JEFFERS(WHO POWELL WROTE HIS DOCTORAL THESIS ON, WHICH WAS LATER PUBLISHED AS A BOOK BY POWELL'S ONETIME EMPLOYER DURING HIS GRADUATE SCHOOL YEARS, ZAKE ZEITLIN AND, WHO WOULD CONTRIBUTE SUBSTANTIALLY TO STANLEY FLEISHMAN THE LAWYER WHO DEFENDED BRADLEY SMITH IN THE LA TROPIC OF CANCER TRIAL)...HIS(EVERSON'S) MEETING EPHRAIM DONER AND EMIL WHITE AT VARIOUS ROBINSON JEFFERS FESTIVALS, HOW HE CAME TO BE PUBLISHED BY JAMES LAUGHLIN AND NEW DIRECTIONS PRESS, AND HIS DEALINGS WITH NOEL YOUNG AND BERN PORTER WHO ALSO WANTED TO PUBLISH HIM, ALONG WITH THE DETAILS OF LETTERPRESS PRINTING AND HIS OWN LETTERPRESS WHICH HE WAS USED AT THE TIME IN HIS HOME IN SANTA CRUZ TO PRINT RARE SPECIAL EDITIONS OF HIS OWN POETRY, AND HIS MEMORIES OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI ALLEN GINSBERG, ROBERT DUNCAN, AND ANAIS NIN;

          ARIANE NEIMAN BURDICK ABOUT HER PARENTS AND HER  RELATIONSHIP TO HENRY MILLER AND HIS FAMILY FROM HER CHILDHOOD LIVING AND GROWING UP IN BIG SUR TO HER FATHER AND MOTHER'S FRIENDSHIP WITH MAN AND JULIETTE RAY AND THEIR VISIT TO THE NEIMANS AND MILLERS AT BIG SUR, AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS MAN RAY TOOK OF THEM NUDE AT THE HOT SPRINGS AND ELSEWHERE THERE;

JUDSON CREWS AND WILLIAM B. ANDERSON ABOUT EMIL WHITE AND THEIR RECOLLECTIONS OF JUST ABOUT ALL THE CHARACTERS MENTIONED IN MILLER'S BIG SUR BOOK;

GORDON WAGNER ABOUT MILLER AND SOME OF HIS 1940'S NEIGHBORS ON PARTINGTON RIDGE.

BROOKE WHITING ABOUT LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HENRY MILLER COLLECTION AT UCLA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND IT'S EVOLUTION OVER THE YEARS ALONG WITH RECOLLECTIONS OF SOME OF THE RESEARCHERS WHO HAVE USED IT AND HOW AND WHEN SOME OF THE ITEMS IN THE COLLECTION WERE ACQUIRED;

GEORGE WICKES ABOUT HIS WORK WITH MILLER FOR THE PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEW AND MILLER'S EARLY DESIRE FOR HIM TO EDIT THE MILLER LETTERS WITH EMIL SCHNELLOCK INTO A BOOK WHICH EVENTUALLY CAME TO FRUITION, ALONG WITH A DISCUSSION  ABOUT HIS OTHER BOOKS ABOUT MILLER AND HOW HE ARRIVED AT THE CRITICAL INSIGHTS IN THEM LIKE TROPIC OF CANCER CONTAINING MANY RE-WORKED LONG INSPIRED PASSAGES ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AS LETTERS TO EMIL SCHNELLOCK.;

FLORIAN STEINER ABOUT THE JACK NICHOLSON VISIT TO MILLER, EMIL WHITE, BILL WEBB, AND HOW HE MET JOAN BAEZ IN BIG SUR WHILE VISITING MILLER; THE REEL TO REEL TAPES HE MADE OF MILLER IN PACIFIC PALISADES; HIS RECOLLECTIONS OF HOKI TOKUDA AND THE IMPERIAL GARDENS RESTAURANT ON THE SUNSET STRIP IN HOLLYWOOD FREQUENTED BY MILLER.

IRVING STETTNER ABOUT HOW HE FIRST GOT IN TOUCH WITH MILLER THROUGH A WATERCOLOR AN ART SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE BOOK HE DID WITH MICHAEL  FRAENKEL IN MEXICO AND HOW HE GOT TO KNOW FRAENKEL, HIS MEMORY OF VISITING JUNE MANSFIELD IN NEW YORK CITY AS A FAVOR TO MILLER DURING MILLER'S BIG SUR PERIOD WHEN MILLER RE-ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH JUNE, AND HOW HE STARTED STROKER AND THE MECHANICS AND ECONOMICS OF PUBLISHING IT, HIS PERSONAL ASSOCIATION WITH, AND THE INFLUENCE OF, WILHEM DE KOONIG UPON HIS OWN ARTWORK STYLE AND PAINTING.

          I AM ALSO INTERESTED IN AND HAVE DONE COMPREHENSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH DICK HIGGINS, JANELLE VIGLINI, AND BEN PLEASANTS RELATED TO THE BEATS, ART, LITERATURE, AND ABOUT CHARLES BUKOWSKI.             

               ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW INTERVIEWEES/SOURCES/LEADS/AND JUST CONVERSATION, COMMUNICATION, AND IDEAS RELATING TO MY RESEARCH AND INTERESTS.
         

          KINDRED SPIRITS INTERESTED IN THE ROCK GROUPS PROCOL HARUM; ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS; ARTHUR LEE AND LOVE; JIMI HENDRIX; AND JAZZ TRUMPETER HUGH MASEKELA ARE SUBJECTS OF INTEREST TO ME..

                  HATHA, RAJA, AND TANTRIC YOGA; ALONG WITH PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA,  AUTHOR OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI , HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT INFLUENCES UPON ME.

          THE SPORTS OF SURFING, SKATEBOARDING, AND MOTORCYCLING ARE THE CURRENT ONES WHICH APPEAL TO ME AND WHICH I FOLLOW. ALSO THE HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I OPEN COCKPIT PLANES, AVIATION AND AEROBATIC FLYING(PAST AND PRESENT)HAS INTERESTED AND INTERESTS ME. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT THEM ALL BRIEFLY IN THE PAST, AND HAVE COMPILED A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND OTHER MATERIAL TO FURTHER WRITE ABOUT, AND DOCUMENT THEM; HOPEFULLY; IN THE FUTURE.


            CONTACT ME AT:

             mrphilzie@yahoo.com


              AND

         PHIL NURENBERG
         PMB 758
         8424 SANTA MONICA BLVD
         WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069-4267 USA
My Info:Researcher on Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and their friends and acquaintances
Name: PHILIP NURENBERG
Email: mrphilzie@yahoo.com
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