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William E Jones - Halsted Plays Himself

25 USD
William E Jones - Halsted Plays Himself
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William E Jones - Halsted Plays Himself

25 USD


First Edition edition; October 28, 2011

200 pps. 


Fred Halsted's L.A. Plays Itself (1972) was gay porn's first masterpiece: a sexually explicit, autobiographical, experimental film whose New York screening left even Salvador Dalí repeatedly muttering "new information for me." Halsted, a self-taught filmmaker, shot the film over a period of three years in a now-vanished Los Angeles. In Halsted Plays Himself, acclaimed artist and filmmaker William E. Jones documents his quest to capture the elusive public and private personas of Halsted--to zero in on an identity riddled with contradictions.