By Jeff Weddle
In 1960, Jon Edgar and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb based Loujon Press on Royal highway in New Orleans's French area. The small publishing condo fast turned an incredible. Heralded through the Village Voice and the recent York occasions as the best of its day, the Outsider, the press's literary evaluation, featured, between others, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Walter Lowenfels. Loujon released books via Henry Miller and early poetry collections via Bukowski. Bohemian New Orleans lines the improvement of this brave imprint and examines its position in the small press revolution of the Sixties. Drawing on correspondence from many that have been released within the Outsider, again problems with the Outsider, modern reports, promotional fabrics, and interviews, Jeff Weddle exhibits how the press's mandarin insistence on construction caliber and its eclectic editorial style made its paintings nonpareil between friends within the underground. all through, Bohemian New Orleans unearths the messy, advanced, and vagabond spirit of a misplaced literary age. Jeff Weddle is assistant professor of library and knowledge experiences on the college of Alabama. His paintings has seemed in Publishing background and Beat Scene. find out about Director Wayne Ewing's documentary movie "The Outsiders of latest Orleans: Loujon Press" and watch a trailer at http://www.loujonpress.com/
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It was also probably sometime in the 1940s that Jon met Ernest Hemingway. Jon somehow learned that the author was staying at the Hotel Monteleone and called to introduce himself. The conversation went well and Hemingway invited Webb to his room. Jon told Louise he wanted to go for a little while, maybe have a couple of drinks. Louise gave her blessing, but became worried after several hours passed and there was no word from Jon. Finally, late in the night, she called Hemingway’s room. When Hemingway answered the phone, Louise asked if her husband was still there.
Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, a place she loved. Though the church denied her permission to do ❖ 31 Four Steps to the Wall and Hollywood Dreams ❖ this, Louise managed surreptitiously to bury a portion of her son’s ashes in one corner of the courtyard. These were black days for the Webbs, and a despondent Jon suffered a major setback with his work. His contract with Harcourt fell through, and he and Louise were left to wonder if his writing career would ever be truly successful. Jon did the only thing he knew how to do: he kept trying.
Charles and St. Louis districts, where he reported that all manner of business meetings and transactions were carried out. In the late 1890s, William Sydney Porter, better remembered as short story master O. Henry, fled to New Orleans after being accused of embezzling money from an Austin, Texas, bank, where he had worked as a teller. He was later convicted of this crime and, like Jon Webb a few decades later, served time in an Ohio prison. During his stay in New Orleans, Porter lived on Bienville Street and worked as a reporter for several newspapers.
Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press by Jeff Weddle