graduate who lived a Bohemian
life on the streets of Greenwich Village
in the 1940's. Sometimes known as Professor Seagull because of the way he recited poetry
, like a seagull
of The Oral History of the World
, which he would give in return for $2 donations to the "Joe Gould Fund." Funds would go towards whiskey
, and cigarettes
, which would help him talk
through the night. Armed with the gift of gab
, he was turned into a Greenwich Village celebrity
by Joseph Mitchell.
His life was dramatized in the movie Joe Gould's Secret, which was directed by Stanley Tucci.