KING OF THE BEATS: THE WRITER WHO CREATED ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC WORKS OF 20TH-CENTURY LITERATURE SIGNS A CHECK THREE TIMES.
JACK KEROUAC (1922-69) TRIPLE-SIGNED CHECK, filled out and signed by Kerouac three times, "Jack Kerouac", payable to "Jack Kerouac" for $300, August 11, 1958, endorsed on the reverse, "Jack Kerouac, 34 Gilbert St., Northport, N.Y." by the American author and pioneer of the beat generation. This check was completed the year after the release of On the Road, a slightly fictionalized account of his cross-country journeys with friends in the late 1940's, for which he was hailed as a major American writer. He was already famous when he purchased his first house on Gilbert St., Northport, on Long Island, in the spring of 1958, to escape unwanted and unexpected fame. This extremely rare triple-signed check is in fine condition and comes with the Tuesday 22 May 2001 Christies, New York auction catalogue, for the exclusive sale of Jack Kerouac's Typescript Scroll of On the Road.