Marjorie Cameron : Songs For the Witch Woman (Crowley, Kenneth Anger interest).

£65.00£125.00

Although this book is titled Songs For the Witch Woman it is the catalogue for the  2015 MOCA &  Cameron/Parsons Foundation exhibition in Los Angeles. It does feature Jack Parsons poem, with Cameron’s illustrations – they are 4 to a double page spread – not full page like this book dedicated to the work : Marjorie Cameron (illustrator) & Jack Parsons (writer) : 2014 Songs of the Witch

However, this is most substantial book produced to date on Cameron’s career as an artist.

As follower of Aleister Crowley’s Thelema she famously appeared in Kenneth Anger’s 1954 as the Scarlet Woman.

In 1956 film Director Curtis Harrington,  who also  appeared in Pleasures dome, shot a 1o mins short of Marjorie  called  Wormwood Star – watch it here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlmQxOw__yk

Condition:  new and still shrink wrapped – but minor storage wear so please select

Hardcover : 88 pages.

Publisher blurb : A key underground figure of Los Angeles’ midcentury counterculture, Cameron (1922-95) created a body of visionary painting and drawing that won her equal esteem among the Californian assemblage artists and the occult world of that time. Her powerful personality led to a number of roles in key underground movies such as Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome , and her features adorn the cover of the first issue of Wallace Berman’s Semina . Today, her delicate melding of Surrealism and mysticism has been rediscovered by a younger generation of artists. This volume, published for an exhibition at MOCA LA, includes pieces formerly thought lost, ranging from early paintings to drawings, sketchbooks and poetry, as well as ephemera, collaborations and correspondence with individuals such as her husband, Jack Parsons (the rocket pioneer, cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and acolyte of Aleister Crowley), and mythologist Joseph Campbell.

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Although this book is titled Songs For the Witch Woman it is the catalogue for the  2015 MOCA &  Cameron/Parsons Foundation exhibition in Los Angeles. It does feature Jack Parsons poem, with Cameron’s illustrations – they are 4 to a double page spread – not full page like this book dedicated to the work : Marjorie Cameron (illustrator) & Jack Parsons (writer) : 2014 Songs of the Witch

However, this is most substantial book produced to date on Cameron’s career as an artist.

As follower of Aleister Crowley’s Thelema she famously appeared in Kenneth Anger’s 1954 as the Scarlet Woman.

In 1956 film Director Curtis Harrington,  who also  appeared in Pleasures dome, shot a 1o mins short of Marjorie  called  Wormwood Star – watch it here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlmQxOw__yk

Condition:  new and still shrink wrapped – but minor storage wear so please select

Hardcover : 88 pages.

Publisher blurb : A key underground figure of Los Angeles’ midcentury counterculture, Cameron (1922-95) created a body of visionary painting and drawing that won her equal esteem among the Californian assemblage artists and the occult world of that time. Her powerful personality led to a number of roles in key underground movies such as Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome , and her features adorn the cover of the first issue of Wallace Berman’s Semina . Today, her delicate melding of Surrealism and mysticism has been rediscovered by a younger generation of artists. This volume, published for an exhibition at MOCA LA, includes pieces formerly thought lost, ranging from early paintings to drawings, sketchbooks and poetry, as well as ephemera, collaborations and correspondence with individuals such as her husband, Jack Parsons (the rocket pioneer, cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and acolyte of Aleister Crowley), and mythologist Joseph Campbell.

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