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            late-in-life color portrait of Dr. Timothy Leary [1920-96]

"Turn on, tune in, drop out."

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."

"Higher has always been the trajectory of intelligent evolution."

"The universe is an intelligence test."

"Think for yourself and question authority."

— Tim Leary

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1920 Oct 22: Birthday of counterculture icon Timothy Leary, PhD in Springfield, Massachusetts; he died in Beverly Hills, California in 1996.

official Timothy Leary website [est. 1992]
Timothy Leary entry at Wikipedia
Timothy Leary credits [since 1967] at Internet Movie Database
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LEARY, TIMOTHY -- --December 1968 laguna beach Timothy Leary, his wife and son are arrested in Laguna for possession of L.S.D. by Patrolman Neil J. Purcell, who will later become Chief Purcell --Brotherhood of Eternal Love ranch outside laguna beach --great timeline --FORGET bio by Robert Greenfield --"Storming Heaven: LSD & The American Dream" by Jay Stevens --good bio [UK only?] "I Have America Surrounded" by John Higgs

Major Books by Tim Leary
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Other Works by Tim Leary

Joyous Cosmology by Alan W. Watts   "The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures In The Chemistry of Consciousness" [Pantheon 1962]
by Allan W. Watts, Foreword by Timothy Leary & Richard Alpert

Random House [12/65] out of print/used

online HTML text at AcidMagic

Smiling through the Apocalypse / Esquire's History of the Sixties anthology  "Smiling Through The Apocalypse: Esquire's History of The Sixties" [1970]
Edited by Harold Hayes

contributors include Saul Bellow, Wm. F. Buckley Jr., Wm. S. Burroughs, Jean Genet, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Malcolm Muggeridge, Adam Clayton Powell, Rex Reed, Terry Southern, William Styron, Gay Talese, Gore Vidal, Tom Wicker, Garry Wills, Tom Wolfe, and many more
Random House Value Publng 9x6 pb [4/87] out of print/many used
McCall Publng Co. 9x6 hardcover [1970] out of print/many used

Works About Tim Leary

"Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to " [] isbn=1429996668

"Timothy Leary: A Biography" [] isbn=0156032066

"Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of Lsd : The Cia, the " [] isbn=0802130623

"The Strange Case of the Hippie Mafia [] by Eszterhas

"I Have America Surrounded: A Biography of Timothy Leary" [] by John Higgs

"The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the " [] by Don Lattin

"The World of LSD" episode of "Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. starring Timothy Leary

Movies  of  Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary credits [since 1967] at Internet Movie Database

Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds documentary filmed at Naropa Institute  "Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds: The Beats of Naropa" [indep 1979]
Classroom footage and interviews at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Colorado. Produced & directed by Costanzo Allione; featuring Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary & Peter Orlovsky
Mystic Fire Video VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
'Growing Up In America' docufilm  "Growing Up In America" [Cinephile May 1989]
Filmmaker shows archival footage to participants in the upheavals of the Sixties, then interviews them about what they just saw. 90-minute film co-produced & directed by Morley Markson; featuring Don Cox, Allen Ginsberg, Fred Hampton Jr., Fred Hampton, Abbie Hoffman, Deborah Johnston, lawyer William Kunstler, Timothy Leary, Jerry Rubin, Deborah Russell & John Sinclair
First Run Features b&w/color VHS [11/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg" [Feb 1994; re-release Aug 2004]
Life & Times Allen Ginsberg documentary directed by Jerry Aronson  Directed by Jerry Aronson; won IDA Award 1993; includes interviews with Joan Baez, William F. Buckley, Wm. S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary & Norman Mailer, with archive footage of Abbie Hoffman & Jack Kerouac
New Yorker Video DVD [7/2007] 2 disks for $30.99
First Run Features color VHS [9/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Timothy Leary's Dead" [Strand Releasing June 1997]
Timothy Leary's Dead docufilm  85-minute documentary of Leary's last year of life
Co-produced, written & directed by Paul Davids; co-produced & hosted by Todd Mills; featuring Mark Bernheimer, Michael Bowen, Ram Dass {Dr. Richard Alpert}, Timothy Leary, Zach Leary, Vicki Marshall & Dr. Ralph Metzner
New Concorde color DVD [3/2003] out of prodn/used
New Concorde color VHS [3/2003] for $19.98
full credits at IMDb

"Timothy Leary's Dead" Starring Todd Mills, Mark Bernheimer, Zach dTimothyLearysDead.jpg

"Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr." episode "The World of LSD"
Taped on April 10, 1967
"Firing Line: Twenty-Five Years and Still Going Strong" [1991]
Starring Norman Thomas, Timothy Leary, Muhammad Ali, et al

"The Tomorrow Show - Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show" [1973]
starring Tom Snyder, The Grateful Dead,+ Timothy Leary

"20 Years After: Woodstock Reunion Concert" [1989]
Timothy Leary, Blood Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly

"Cyberpunk" [1990]
Starring William Gibson, Timothy Leary, Annette Hunt

"Roadside Prophets" [1991] directed by Abbe Wool

"Virtual Reality: Timothy Leary" [1995]

"Beyond Life With Timothy Leary" [1997]

"The Ghost of Haight Ashbury Meets Timothy Leary" [1998]

"Hofmann's Potion" [2002]
Starring Duncan Blewett, Ram Dass, Stanislav Grof, Abram Hoffer

"Timothy Leary's Last Trip" [2006] Title?0164203

"Walden: Diaries, Notes & Sketches" [2009]
by Jonas Mekas; starring Allen Ginsberg, Dr. Timothy Leary, Judith Malina

"The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD" [2011]
Starring Albert Hofmann, Timothy Leary, Carolyn Garcia, et al

"Magic Trip" [2011]
Starring Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary

"Tim Leary: Return Engagement"

"In Joyous Memory of Timothy Leary" []
Frank Barron, Ralph Metzner, Ram Dass, Robert Anton Wilson, John Lilly, John Perry Barlow,
Nina Graboi, Country Joe, Zach Leary, Rosemary Woodruf

"Mindbenders, Vol. 1" [] Starring Timothy Leary and Richard Lynch

"Fatal Skies" [VHS]
Starring Timothy Leary, Tim Burke, J. Michael Esposito

"The Acid Test" [] featuring The Grateful Dead & Neal Cassady

Friends  &  Family

Charlene 'Charlie' Almeida [1951-69]
Beautiful Charlie grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada; she moved in at the Brotherhood Ranch in Idyllwild, California in 1968 with older boyfriend Rick Bevan; she was found drowned in a pond on the ranch in July 1969, at age seventeen. The autopsy revealed traces of LSD in her system, which gave the Sheriff probable cause to raid the ranch; five residents were arrested on drug charges and Leary was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor (later dropped).

L i n k s
official Timothy Leary website [est. 1992]
Timothy Leary entry at Wikipedia
Timothy Leary credits [since 1967] at Internet Movie Database
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'Declaration of Evolution' fansite
RS's Timothy Leary fansite [est. 1999]

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