Herb Caen Quotes (31 quotes)
Herb Caen's San Francisco, 1976-1991 (1992 edition), Chronicle Books Llc
“Look magazine, preparing a picture spread on S.F.'s Beat Generation (oh, no, not again!) hosted a party in a No. Beach house for 50 Beatniks.”
San Francisco Chronicle, 2 April 1958. Earliest usage of the word beatnik.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHerb Caen
Born: April 3, 1916
Died: February 1, 1997 (aged 80)
Bio: Herbert Eugene Herb Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years and made his name a household word throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.