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Synonyms for beatniks

a United States youth subculture of the 1950s

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A: When people think of beatniks, everybody recognizes the berets, the goatees, the bongos, but there was never really a show about them.
You read about these nigras and beatniks roaming around" (134).
Filmmaker and Worcester native Nina Koocher, pictured on the cover at Beatniks, produced a documentary about the club, which claims to be the largest in the world with 2,000 members.
Overall, the book represents yet another of so many hagiographic, backslapping presentations of and by Beatniks, reflecting a contradictory if not hypocritical desperation to enter into the established-order canon.
One day in the late '50s, McDarrah received a call from a New York matron, who wanted a real live beatnik (follower of the Beats) to read poetry at her fashionable soiree.
Back in 1965, when the National Park Service took ownership of the 42,000-acre Whiskeytown Recreation Area, protective rangers feared "beatniks and hippies" would trash the place if the falls were known--so they did their best to keep it secret, not even telling new staff members.
He often referred to the beatniks, saying Dylan, Lennon, McCartney and himself would not have been great lyricists without them.
Fashion was showing signs of change, too, with the rise of the Beatniks.
Curtis Jobling has a retrospective of his work on children's books and his latest project the Biteneck Beatniks on the walls of Sam's Place in Middlesbrough until the end of December.
Patience, Sean Penn Blues and the magnificent Speedboat took most of the beatniks at the sold-out Barras back to their west end bedsits in 1984.
"Surfers, beatniks, hippies, the Manson family, LA Satanism, '60s gurus, drugs, orgies ...
Welch pointed out in 1965, the Establishment needed only employ the services of "a relatively few thousand beatniks [hippies] and half-baked college brats" to discredit all legitimate opposition to the war.
Rock 'n' roll motorcycle gangs, hallucinating psychiatrists and beatniks out for kicks are not usually associated with polite English-Canadian films, but these lowbrow characters were Canada's sole voice in the hostile feature film climate of the late 1950s.
Reagan opposed civil rights legislation, denounced "beatniks," and dropped broad hints about his views of racial issues.