Screen Slate travels to Richard Hell’s East Village apartment to discuss his latest collection of poetry, What Just Happened. We talk about moving to New York to become a poet and his early jobs in bookstores, including Cinemabilia, the movie memorabilia store whose manager Terry Ork played a key role in early punk. We also get into Richard’s film roles, including Smithereens and Nick Zedd’s Geek Maggot Bingo, and what he’s been watching lately.
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Richard Hell photo: Nick Waplington