more winter blurbs : all over the map…

posted in a rush…

2nite: Amy Goodman at Humboldt University 18:30h

Transgressions vernissage at Nuerotitan Gallery, with Lydia Lunch | Niagara | Gudrun Gut | Françoise Cactus | Danielle de Picciotto (pic) |
Myra Davies | Breeda C.C.

also an afterparty at Eschshloraque with all of the above and A.Hacke ab 23h

Kal Spelletich from the Seemen at Tacheles ab 19h

r.i.p. Bettie Page 1923-2008

Was it a man’s man’s world that drove ye to a strangely born again end !?

It is said that there are over 20,000 photographs of Bettie Page, shot by a variety of mostly male photographers from Jerry Tibbs, Irving Klaw, and Bunny Yaeger, a rare exception to the industry. In the 50s she was harassed by that dimwit band of moral crusaders who would attempt to determine what pornographic content is unacceptable. In 1959 after a failed marriage in Florida, she takes a strange turn to Christianity and claims to be born again. According to Wikipedia she served at a Baptist missionary in Angola. In 1993, one of the most well-known pin-up girls in the history of photography, claims in an interview that she knew nothing of the revival of her popularity in the 80s and was “penniless”. Apparently she became violent against family members and a landlord in LA, and was the guest of mental institutions more than once. Only toward the later part of her life, she hired a law firm to help her recoup some of the profits being made with her likeness.

And this review of Mary Harron’s (I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho) film, The Notorious Bettie Page gives a deeper glimpse, examining sex and censorship as it emerged in parallel with Page’s career.

( work-in-progress )

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