Hung around Greenwich Village early 1950s and was friend of painter Iris Brody. Was the "junkey girl" with whom Kerouac had brief affair in New York, as mentioned in his letter to Ginsberg, dated early May 1954 in Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, Vol.1.
In 1955 Mary married jazz drummer Art Mardigan, who played with Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and others.
= Rollo Greb (OR), Austin Bromberg (SU), Irwin Swenson (BD, VC), Amadeus Baroque (DS), Allen Ansen (SK), A. (NL, PS), Hermann Reichardt (VL), Dad Deform (AE), Alan Ansen (SH), Big Anna the Swede (??
) (RC) Son of a doctor, brought up in Birmingham, England. Met Kerouac and friends through his secretary, Alan Ansen, in 1940s.
Alan Joseph Ansen was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised there and at Woodmere, Long Island. Through Auden's friend Chester Kallman, Ansen met Cannastra and hence Kerouac, Ginsberg and Holmes.