Al Hinkle

Jack Kerouac (left) and Al Hinkle  Spring 1952
Related Work: 

One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road
(Gerald Nicosia, Anne Marie Santos)

Al and Helen Hinkle were life-long friends of the founding members of The Beats - Jack Kerouac, Neal and Carolyn Cassady, Allen Ginsberg  - and they were immortalized in Kerouac's novel, On The Road, as Big Ed and Galatea Dunkel. Helen died in 1994.