Talk:Steven "Jesse" Bernstein

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I removed the phrase "with his family" from the opening of the article, describing his move to Seattle, WA. I believe it to be inaccurate. JeffStookey (talk) 03:33, 15 October 2012 (UTC)


This evening I was reading a great Wikipedia article about my favorite American car from the early-1970s, the Dodge Dart.

I noticed at the bottom of the article, under External Links, there is a link to a Dodge Dart enthusiasts page.

Which is fine by me, but how is this different from linking to the Steven "Jesse" Bernmstein tribute page on MySpace, that is operated with the support of Bernstein's estate, at the bottom of this Bernstein article?

They both seem legitimate external sources for Wiki readers to get more info from?

Deran Ludd 19:43, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

If it is really the "official" SJB myspace page, I think that would be OK. Quadpus 02:40, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

The Estate of Steven J Bernstein is wondering if there is a way to correct the heading of this entry? His name was never "Steven Jesse Bernstein". His nickname was Jesse. As the wiki entry states.

You Big Weirdo

My name is Deran Ludd. I work with the Estate of Steven Jay Bernstein. The Estate wants the official tribute site that is on MySpace included with this article. We have tried to include the and some fucking bot removes it. There are many other articles in wikipedia in which links are provided to "fan" or "tribute" sites. Do not delete this link again.

Deran Ludd/You Big Weirdo

Ontario Motel[edit]

The Ontario Motel

Not sure if it belongs in the article, but Bernstein lived most of the latter portion of his life at the Ontario Motel on Airport Way in Seattle's Industrial District; his poem "More Noise Please" alludes to the location ("There's an airport at the end of my street…"). I shot a picture of the building, I leave it to someone else to determine whether it belongs in the article. - Jmabel | Talk 06:11, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

I lived at the Ontario at the same time Jessie lived there. There are shots of the Onatario in the film biography, as well as a shot of Flynn's Restaurant which was adjacent (across the side street) to the Onatario. I was the fry cook at Flynn's when (not long after Jessie had moved out of the Ontario) one of the other residents of the hotel came in and told us that; "Jessie Bernstein slit his throat." I knew Jessie personally, slightly, and have pertinent anecdotes to relate about Jessie to anyone working on anything biographical. In addition to "More Noise Please" I believe "The Man Upstairs" was written in (or based on) the Ontario. I have a Bible that Jesse give to me once out of the blue. Tonygumbrell (talk) 01:05, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

I believe "The Man Upstairs" was written when Jesse live in the Fenimore Hotel, long before he moved to the Ontario. I knew Jesse from 1971 until his death. JeffStookey (talk) 07:14, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

bibliography, discography and filmography sections[edit]

Much of the information provided in the new Bibliography and Filmography sections can be verified in the book, "More Noise, Please!" Left bank Books Seattle (1996). The remaining information not contained in the book or in the book's credits section, was taken directly from the books, periodicals, journals, and audio recordings themselves in my possession. This is also what the Discography section is composed of, although verifiable by the third party source at and I have provided an external link for verification of releases and images of releases. I have pictures/scans images to verify all of these publications. As much of his work was done in a time before the web, many of these works are on the verge of being lost to history and so I list and present them here so as to document and preserve them. Please contact me before removing these updated sections or any information within. Thank you. Dangerfieldnewby (talk) 23:02, 13 November 2009 (UTC)