One of my friends who i worked with at one of the bookstores, Nick of Big Black Cloud, owned a first edition Bukowski on Luojon Press.1 That seemed weird at the time. Bill and i ran across the book Bohemian New Orleans later, but Bill was in such a foul anti-Beat mood that i didn’t read it, as i wasn’t in the mood for that flavor of hectoring. Loujon slipped out of mind.
I had no clue that Gypsy Lou, co-proprietor of Loujon Press, is still in circulation at the age of 91. Also, i didn’t have a clue that there was film documentary now as well.
With the photos, i’m now realizing that i used to see her around the Quarter a lot, back when i was down in New Orleans frequently.
- At least i remember that he did. [↩]