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Halsted plays himself

William E. Jones

Halsted plays himself

by William E. Jones

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Published by Semiotext(e) in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay motion picture actors and actresses,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses,
  • Gay pornographic films,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementWilliam E. Jones
    SeriesSemiotext(e) native agents series, Semiotext(e) native agents series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.H177 J66 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 p. :
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25280586M
    ISBN 101584351071
    ISBN 109781584351078
    LC Control Number2011276106
    OCLC/WorldCa719429212

    Mahershala Ali stars in the new movie “Green Book” as famed pianist Don Shirley. To master the art of fake piano-playing, he received some help from the film’s composer, Kris g: Halsted. L.A. Plays Itself is a film of private rituals publicly exposed. As in Sextool, Halsted uses his real-life lover, the late Joey Yale (right, with Fred), as whipping boy, punching bag, and slave. The hunky Halsted himself appears as a shadowy loner, surveying the bleak boulevards of Los Angeles from his car just as his camera does.

    Halsted plays himself by William E Jones (Book) An evening with Fred Halsted (Recording) Most widely held works by Fred Halsted Package: Fred Halsted's journal of . Halsted spent three years shooting film for L.A. Plays Itself. The idea of the fisting scene that made him famous, or should I say notorious, was the seed for the idea of L.A. Plays Itself, sort of like the way John Water ’ s idea for the scene with the divine Divine eating dog poop gave birth to Pink Flamingos ().Author: Stephen Rutledge.

      BORN IN LONG BEACH IN and raised all over the state of California, Fred Halsted rarely left his adopted city of Los Angeles. Capturing the city as few other films could, L.A. Plays Itself (), Halsted’s first film, has come to be regarded as a classic within the genre of gay porn. It looks more like an experimental film than a porno, and, in its time, it garnered Halsted the kind of. For over three decades William E. Jones (b. , Canton, Ohio) has been producing films, videos, photographs, and books that re-examine existing cultural materials. While some of his sources are images and texts housed in archives, he is equally at home out in the world taking pictures and conducting interviews.


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As a project born out of the author's sincere admiration for his subject, Halsted Plays Himself amounts to a very passionate, if not sentimental, account. Jones not only attempts to symbolically revive Halsted in this elegy, but continuously constructs imaginary scenarios which could have resulted in him still being alive, better understood, or more accepted.

After the death from AIDS of his long-time partner, lover, spouse (and tormentor) Joey Yale inHalsted committed suicide in 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.

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[William E Jones] -- " Jones documents his quest to capture the elusive public and private personas of Halsted--to zero in on an identity riddled with contradictions.

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.

Halsted Plays Himself is the chronicle of Fred Halsted, queer pioneer, porn star, film director and according to his biographer, auteur. Halsted’s best known for his first and most artistic effort, L.A. Plays Itself, which in its opening scene, a sylvan gay sex idyll gets interrupted by a bulldozer clearing away nature for a subdivision.

"Halsted's best known for his first and most artistic effort, L.A. Plays Itself, which in its opening scene, a sylvan gay sex idyll gets interrupted by a bulldozer clearing away nature for a subdivision."--Justin Izbinski on "Halsted Plays Himself" from Semiotext(e) Read the full review here:[ ]/5.

In Halsted Plays Himself, acclaimed artist and filmmaker William E. Jones documents his quest to capture the elusive public and private personas Pages: So says filmmaker and Halsted admirer William E. Jones, author of the just-released biography Halsted Plays Himself.

Tonight at Human Resources, in addition to signing his book, Jones is hosting a. Fred Halsted (J - May 9, ) was an American gay pornographic film director, actor, escort, publisher, and sex club owner.

His films Sex Garage and L.A. Plays Itself are the only gay pornographic movies in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, where they were screened before a capacity audience on Ap Halsted Plays Himself Fred Halsted’s L.A.

Plays Itself () 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.”. Artist William E.

Jones traverses this path in Halsted Plays Himself, a look at the life and work of Fred Halsted, director of the legendary skin flick L.A. Plays Itself. Much like its subject, whose defiance of categories and the trappings of identity politics positioned him as a perennial outsider, belonging completely neither to the art world nor the porn world, the book wavers between biography, critique.

Halsted Plays Himself was published almost ten years ago, and I’m hoping the novel (among other things) informs a new audience about Fred. You will introduce both sets of screenings on the 30th with Lauren Halsted, Fred Halsted’s niece.

Lauren emailed me out of the blue because she had read and appreciated my book. The film serves as a starting point for a survey of the director’s ambiguous life conducted by William E. Jones, an admirer of Halsted’s work and himself a director of many experimental films. Set against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the gay liberation movement, Halsted Plays Himself—also published by Semiotext(e)—offers a.

Halsted Plays Himself by William E. Jones Active in the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, Fred Halsted, the subject of William E. Jones’s new book-length essay Halsted Plays Himself, broke with gay porn conventions through his self-directed film LA Plays Itself, a charmingly weird triptych of sex mostly sex scenes.

A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine In his book An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine, medical historian Howard Markel tells the story. Jones literally wrote the book on Halsted – Halsted Plays Himself, an indispensable resource first published inwhen there was not even a Wikipedia entry for Halsted (although Patrick Moore had devoted an affecting chapter to Halsted in his invaluable book Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality).

Presenting an interview by John Wisniewski with William E. Jones, author of Halsted Plays Himself (). The subject is gay filmmaker and performer Fred Halsted (–) whose film LA Plays Itself was a pioneering piece of low-budget cinema which combined a fragmented view of Los Angeles with explicit liaisons between several men, one of them portrayed by Halsted himself.

But Halsted caught flak from the other side, too, as radical gay liberationists often reacted negatively to the rough SM slant of his masterpiece L.A. Plays Itself, some even considering it oppressive. Halsted himself saw no ideological tension in his marriage.

William E. Jones is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. He has published the following books: Is It Really So Strange? (), Tearoom (), Heliogabalus (), Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (), Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration (), Halsted Plays Himself (), /5.

Imber, himself a plastic surgeon, says that while Halsted was a "rigid perfectionist in some portions of his life, [he was] totally negligent and forgetful in others.Books Posters More Shop By Artist Contact William E. Jones. 11 products Halsted Plays Himself. William E. Jones. Sold out. Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration.

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