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Kenneth Anger dies at 96

Experimental filmmaker, artist and author Kenneth Anger has died. He was 96.

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by Anonymousreply 36May 25, 2023 4:15 PM

Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

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by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 3:36 PM

Hollywood Babylon is a must read! Apparently not a single word has been changed since its original publication.

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by Anonymousreply 2May 24, 2023 3:38 PM

Lucifer Rising (1973)

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by Anonymousreply 3May 24, 2023 3:40 PM

Kustom Kar Kommandos.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 24, 2023 4:04 PM


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by Anonymousreply 5May 24, 2023 4:05 PM

Mein Fuhrer

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by Anonymousreply 6May 24, 2023 4:23 PM

Surprised this thread isn’t getting more traction. He was an absolute visionary - uncompromising and subversive. This came out in 1947.

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by Anonymousreply 7May 24, 2023 6:15 PM

This thread is superior r6

by Anonymousreply 8May 24, 2023 6:17 PM

Did Kenneth Anger dish Tina Turner in his book Hollywood Babylon?

If he did, I’ll bet he’s sorry now!

by Anonymousreply 9May 24, 2023 7:15 PM

No R9, not that I remember. RIP Anna Mae.

by Anonymousreply 10May 24, 2023 7:19 PM

What a day for losses

by Anonymousreply 11May 24, 2023 8:30 PM

Damn you, 2023!

by Anonymousreply 12May 24, 2023 10:27 PM

r7 What was his vision?

by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 1:36 AM

Hollywooood Babylonnn...

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by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2023 1:46 AM

Summary? Read the goddamn book, it's not complicated. It's beautifully written and not at all exploitative. Lupe Velez drowning in the toilet after taking an overdose and arranging herself prettily on her bed...you have to read the real deal, not the Cliff's notes.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2023 1:55 AM

In 1950. What a long life. He seemed to enjoy himself.


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by Anonymousreply 16May 25, 2023 2:11 AM

Did anyone ever get to the bottom (haha) of his claim that as a child actor he was in the 1935 Midsummer Night's Dream?

by Anonymousreply 17May 25, 2023 2:42 AM

I can’t believe he was still alive!

by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2023 2:42 AM

This thread is funny, with claims that Mickey Rooney said it was Anger, while Billy Barty said it was Sheila Brown NOT Anger...

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by Anonymousreply 19May 25, 2023 2:55 AM

Here out for a ride with Oberon, whoever was playing him.

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by Anonymousreply 20May 25, 2023 2:57 AM

[quote]Hollywood Babylon is a must read! Apparently not a single word has been changed since its original publication.

Nor corrected.

by Anonymousreply 21May 25, 2023 2:58 AM

That book came with a warning that it was for adults only, when I first discovered it as a very underage kid browsing Waldenbooks in my local shopping mall. I don’t remember if the store was responsible for the advisory, or the publisher.

by Anonymousreply 22May 25, 2023 3:28 AM

[quote]Hollywood Babylon is a must read! Apparently not a single word has been changed since its original publication.

And not single word is true.

by Anonymousreply 23May 25, 2023 3:38 AM

[quote]Lupe Velez drowning in the toilet after taking an overdose and arranging herself prettily on her bed...

... is pure fiction.

by Anonymousreply 24May 25, 2023 3:40 AM

Yeah I assumed so R24. The Mansfield stuff was too, it's why people swear she was decapitated. Enjoy this Siouxsie song about Jayne.

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by Anonymousreply 25May 25, 2023 3:47 AM

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

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by Anonymousreply 26May 25, 2023 4:20 AM

Why does everyone give him shit over Hollywood Babylon? The vast majority of Old Hollywood bios are just as fictionalized, he just had more fun with it than anyone else.

And his vision was the first truly explicitly gay, avant garde, dream like ceremony cinema. Watch Scorpio Rising or Puce Moment.

by Anonymousreply 27May 25, 2023 4:27 AM

I don't give him shit R27, I fucking love both Hollywood Babylon books. I was young and barelt knew who any of them were but I'll never forget how they died!

by Anonymousreply 28May 25, 2023 4:33 AM

Poor Anger. He got Farrah'ed!

by Anonymousreply 29May 25, 2023 6:22 AM

I like his films, but he was a compulsive exaggerator (if not an outright liar). Nope - he. was not the changeling prince in AMND. A little girl named Sheila Brown is said to have played the role, but maybe Anger saw the film as a child and became obsessed with being that character, so much that he grew to believe he was actually in the film. This obsession may have contributed greatly to his filmmaking career, and the fantastic tales in “Hollywood Babylon” (which I admit I enjoyed even though a lot of it turned out to be total B.S.)

by Anonymousreply 30May 25, 2023 7:13 AM

Can someone post links so we can read his books for free? He doesn't need royalties now.

TIA, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 31May 25, 2023 9:43 AM

R29 I know, but at least they didn't both get Farrah'ed by Jamie Foxx.

by Anonymousreply 32May 25, 2023 10:40 AM

Is that picture from twenty years ago?

That guy doesn't look like someone in his 90s yet.

by Anonymousreply 33May 25, 2023 10:52 AM

He apparently died two weeks prior to the announcement. Have no idea why they waited so long to make it public? He wasn’t a mainstream figure but any cinema fan should know his name.

by Anonymousreply 34May 25, 2023 2:07 PM

R30, truth was never the point of any of the Hollywood Babylon books. (I include the unpublished third which was to include the photo of a grinning Brando with Wally Cox' cock in his mouth.) It was part of Anger's black magick shenanigans, a Puck‐like prank, or spell.

by Anonymousreply 35May 25, 2023 2:46 PM

I'm amazed he was still alive. Hollywood Babylon is a pile of bullshit, but it's entertaining bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 36May 25, 2023 4:15 PM
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