In an effort to fulfill her publicity obligations for her roll as "Roxanne" in her forthcoming film The Subterranean (MGM, 1960: from the Jack Kerouac novella
of the same title), actress Janice Rule (1931 – 2003) struck a number of "beat" poses and provided a glossary of Beatnik slang for the readers of Coronet magazine.
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