The Birth of California Bohemianism

Rosamond Press

Royal Reuben Rosamond wrote an article for The West Coast Magazine titled ‘The Awakening of Ventura. My grandfather mentions the Chautauqua meetings once again. Was he a believer in the Human Be-ins of his day? These Be-in events involved camping, meeting at a central tent, or in the case of Ashland Oregon, meeting in a huge dome. At these cultural gatherings there was music, plays, poetry reading, and lectures. Today, cultural hounds get together on the internet. The Back to the Earth Movement, is dead. Long live Cybor Space.

“The unlimited opportunities for pleasure and recreation on the beach affords are being taken advantage of. A Chautauqua has been formed.”

“The assemblies have been and will continue to be repesented by California people of the highest social standing, the very apothosis of culture and refinement.”

In interviewing my aunt Lillian for my autobiography, she told me she would fall asleep…

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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