We have just been notified of the late passing of one of EZTV’s greatest alumni member. On April 21st 2020, Lewis MacAdams died of complications related to Parkinson’s disease and left a legacy in political activism. The Los Angeles Times wrote a tribute article which you may read here.
Best known as an environmental advocate, Lewis MacAdams was also a poet, writer, and filmmaker. But to us at EZTV, he was best known for creating what became EZTV’s first ‘video theater hit’ in 1985, “What Happened to Kerouac?”.
At EZTV, MacAdams co-produced and co-directed the Lannon Literacy series with John Dorr. This series included over 30 one-hour videos of leading living literary figures during the late 1980’s and early 90’s. The clip below features Allen Ginsberg:
As well as “Battle of the Bards”:
In his 70th birthday anniversary party, Michael J. Masucci documented the events which included live performances by the Dark Bob, the Mud People, and a comical musical performance by LA’s Mayor Garcetti.
(Featured Image: Lewis MacAdams leans on a railing along a green stretch of the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley, a few miles north of downtown Los Angeles, in 2016. Sourced from Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)