Brian De Palma
(Movies & TV)
Allen Ginsberg
Henry Miller
Ezra Pound

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Christopher Largen

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Christopher Largen

U.S. award-winning journalist, novelist, social satirist, actor, public speaker and filmmaker, known for his iconoclastic writings on health and public policy, and his efforts to reduce child abuse add

Category: Literature

Born in 1969.

Countries: United States (55%), Illinois (27%), Texas (18%)

Main connections: Texas, Brian De Palma, Allen Ginsberg

Linked to: University of North Texas, University of Mississippi, University of Virginia




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Christopher Largen was born in 1969 add something


He fulfilled contracts in runway and catalogue modeling, and a television commercial for amusement park Old Chicago, where director Brian De Palma filmed scenes from his 1978 film The Fury add something


Through self-paced study he received his four-year diploma in two years, and was honored with the Outstanding Student of the Year award in 1987 add something


Largen's literary debut was a 2001 front cover feature article for Village Voice, which previously published writers including Ezra Pound, Henry Miller, Katherine Anne Porter, James Baldwin, E.E. Cummings, and Allen Ginsberg add something


In 2003 Largen co-authored the nonfiction book "Prescription Pot" with George McMahon add something


In May 2006, the 100-block of Fry Street in Largen's hometown of Denton, Texas was purchased by United Equities, a Houston-based real estate company, which announced that several of the historic buildings would be demolished to accommodate a corporate strip center add something


In 2007, Largen produced and directed The Burning of Fry Street, an award-winning documentary about an arts community protest that evolves into arson and economic terrorism add something


In June 2007, Largen arrived on Fry Street, hoping to obtain demolition process shots, when he discovered that activists had seized the gutted building that housed The Tomato Pizza add something


Largen captured the building on video while it burned in a raging arson fire on June 27, 2007 add something


In 2008 Largen adapted "Junk" to screenplay add something


In November 2009 Largen founded Baristas Against Drunk Driving, an organization dedicated to giving bar customers a viable alternative to drinking and driving add something


In 2010 Largen received his interdisciplinary Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Rehabilitation, from University of North Texas add something

Christopher Largen died in 2012 add something


He died of a heart attack in December 2012 at the age of 43 add something