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"I've never made a film using dialogue or speech." -- Kenneth Anger
Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemeyer; February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has directed 24 works since 1937, nine of which in particular have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle", and form the basis of Anger's reputation as one of the most influential independent filmmakers in cinema history. His films variously merge surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult, and have been described as containing "elements of erotica, documentary, psychodrama, and spectacle." Anger himself has been described as "one of America's first openly gay filmmakers, and certainly the first whose work addressed homosexuality in an undisguised, self-implicating manner", and his "role in rendering gay culture visible within American cinema, commercial or otherwise, is impossible to overestimate." Some of his particularly homoerotic works, such as Fireworks (1947) and Scorpio Rising (1964), were produced prior to the legalisation of homosexuality in the United States. He has also focused upon occult themes in many his films, being fascinated by the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley, and is a follower of Crowley's religion, Thelema. This influence is evident from films like Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954), Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) and Lucifer Rising (1972).

Anger has described filmmakers such as Auguste and Louis Lumière and Georges Méliès as influences, and has been cited as an important influence on later film directors like Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and John Waters. He has also been described as having "a profound impact on the work of many other filmmakers and artists, as well as on music video as an emergent art form using dream sequence, dance, fantasy, and narrative." During the 1960s and 70s he associated and worked with a number of different figures in popular culture and the occult, including Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, sexologist Alfred Kinsey, artist Jean Cocteau, playwright Tennessee Williams and musicians Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Marianne Faithfull. He is also the author of the controversial best seller Hollywood Babylon (1959) and its sequel Hollywood Babylon II (1986), in which he claims to expose many of the rumours and secrets of Hollywood celebrities.

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Total Books: 22
Hollywood Babylone
2013 - Hollywood Babylone (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782367190112
ISBN-10: 2367190119
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment

Hollywood Babylon
1999 - Hollywood Babylon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783499606588
ISBN-10: 3499606585

Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon II
1985 - Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon II (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452257214
ISBN-10: 0452257212
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Hollywood Babylon  The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets
Hollywood Babylon 2
1976 - Hollywood Babylon 2 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780450060120
ISBN-10: 0450060128

Hollywood Babylon II (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099451105
ISBN-10: 0099451107
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Hollywood Babylon 3
Hollywood Babylon 3 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525938446
ISBN-10: 0525938443
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Hollywood Babilonia I
Hollywood Babilonia I [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472232143
ISBN-10: 847223214X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

Hollywood Babilonia Ii/Hollywood Babylon II
Hollywood Babilonia II/hollywood Babylon II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472232303
ISBN-10: 8472232301
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

Hollywood Babilonia
Hollywood Babilonia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472234109
ISBN-10: 847223410X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

Hollywood Babilonia 1
Hollywood Babilonia 1 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788472234352
ISBN-10: 8472234355
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

Hollywood Babilonia II
Hollywood Babilonia II (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483105009
ISBN-10: 8483105004
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

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