In 1959 Jack Kerouac appeared on The Steve Allen Show to read from his new book "On the Road". Prior to reading he explains how he would write on long rolling sheets of paper, and how it took him only 3 weeks to write this book. This is why we love YouTube so much, we would have never seen this otherwise.

Interesting note: The Steve Allen Show was filmed in the Hudson Theater on 44th and 6th, which was granted landmark status in 1987 and is now a part of the Millennium Broadway Hotel complex.