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THE PERSONAL CINEMA OF GERARD MALANGA [Cover Title]. GERARD MALANGA / PROGRAM NOTES [Title Page]

[MALANGA, Gerard]. Ronald Zimardi (Compiler)

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np [New York?]: np, nd [ca. 1968]. First Edition. 4to. Side-stapled legal-sized wraps. Cover printe offset, remainder mimeo. 10pp. plus cover. Cover image of Malanga and Tony Kinna (sic) from Malanga's film THE RECORDING ZONE OPERATOR. Good only. Rear leaf with noticeable staining and detatched from staples. Folded through middle. Creasing here and there, with moderate edge-wear and soil. Worn but complete. (Item ID: 18233)

Undated, though the program notes mention Warhol's 25-hour "****" as having been recently released (it first screened in December 1967) and dates one quoted article as being from March 1968, which would place this event in early-mid 1968. Also mentioned is a Warhol film based on a "title created especially for Malanga by Tennessee Williams," "S & F," for which we have never seen another reference. A fascinating document, as it details Malanga's early relationship with Warhol, including how the two met, Malanga's early work as Warhol's assistant making silkscreen paintings, and Malanga's work with Warhol in triple-screen presentations of the "Screen Tests," wherein Malanga would read poetry as the Screen Tests were shown. Also included is a great deal of unpublished biographical information, some unique to this document and some reprinted (and in some cases, "updated") from other credited sources, and mention is made that Malanga has starred in "over two dozen underground films," whereas IMDB only credits him as having starred in 13 films as of 1968. Perhaps most important to the document is the discussion of the making--and in one case, the very existence--of three Malanga films, including "The Recording Zone Operator," "Alla ricerca del miracoloso" ("...shot in juxtaposed Eastman Color"), and "Prelude to an International Velvet Debutante," The latter two films are discussed in depth here. IMDB only credits Malanga as director for one film, "Academy Leader" (1965), a film not discussed here, and Wikipedia notes the existence of all but the third, "Prelude to an International Velvet Debutante," a title we can only find referenced as a poem. The program ends with two Malanga poems, "Tony's Angel Necklace" and an untitled poem. Malanga's first known intersection with cinema was Andy Warhol's "The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys" (Malanga was one of the boys, as was Dennis Hopper) in 1964. He would appear in over a dozen more Warhol films and shorts between 1964 and 1967, and recently appeared as himself (and was associate producer for) the redboutable "Factory Girl" (2006), a biographical film about Edie Sedgewick's years with Andy Warhol. OCLC locates nine scattered copies, with most major institutions lacking.


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