Frances Bean Cobain turns 22 today!
The only daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has been in the spotlight since the time she was was born. When I was in high school one of my best friends was a huge Nirvana fan, and I pretty much had Hole’s Live Through This on constant repeat.
I was pretty excited to stumble across some photos that indicated Frances Bean’s literary tastes include the Beats! Here are a couple of photographs of her reading Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums: pic 1, pic 2, pic 3. (Side note::: I tried to dye my hair pink with Kool-Aid when I was in high school, but apart from a pink neck, it did not work for me. I still wish I had pink hair….)
And here is a photo reportedly of Francs Bean Cobain’s bookshelf, which includes:
Jack Kerouac’s Windblown World
Jack Kerouac’s Visions of Gerard
Jack Kerouac’s Desolation Angels
William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch
William S. Burroughs’ Queer
Allen Ginsberg’s Collected Poems: 1947-1997
These photos of Frances Bean Cobain reading the Beats are on my Beats board on Pinterest.