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Taelen Thomas as Jack London in Carmel, 1910

April 16, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


In this vigorous one-man play Taelen Thomas portrays JACK LONDON in Carmel, 1910 in the heyday of “The Seacoast of Bohemia.” “Jack” tells what really happened at the legendary abalone parties on the beaches of Carmel Bay, featuring the exploits of his great friends GEORGE STERLING, poet and epicure; MARY AUSTIN, writer and mystic; JIMMIE HOPPER, athlete and writer; all of whom lived within a few hundred yards of what is now the Carmel Art Association, the location of this compelling and historically accurate performance.

“Jack” will demonstrate the uses of the renowned Abalone Song and show how it developed, with occasional hoots and howls. In addition, “Jack” will tell of the earthquake and fire in San Francisco in 1906 and its remarkable effects on Carmel’s bohemian art colony.

The fascinating story of the life, the art, and the mysterious death of the stunningly beautiful, talented, and enigmatic NORA MAY FRENCH will be presented, along with stories of various other visitors and residents of Carmel, including SINCLAIR LEWIS, UPTON SINCLAIR, XAVIER MARTINEZ, and AMBROSE BIERCE.

Jack’s own novel of Carmel Bohemia, THE VALLEY OF THE MOON, will be discussed briefly, and his “second and better wife,” CHARMIAN KITTREDGE LONDON, will be praised extravagantly.  All this, and more, in about 50 minutes, for about 15 dollars!


April 16, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Carmel Art Association
Dolores between 5th& 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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