Remote Asylum

Mart Crowley (playwright)
Edward Parone (director)
William Shatner, Nancy Kelly, Arthur O'Connell, Ralph Williams (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1969. Vintage script for the 1970 play. INSCRIBED by playwright Mart Crowley to author and film critic Parker Tyler on the title page: "NYC / 11-15-69 / For Parker Tyler / who makes me know I know very little / With warm and deep admiration / Mart Crowley."

One of the first film critics to write extensively about experimental, underground, and avant-garde cinema, Parker Tyler served as the film commentator for Amos Vogel's film society Cinema 16 and coedited the Surrealist magazine "View" with Charles Henri Ford. He also appeared in several experimental films, most notably Maya Deren's 1944 silent film "At Land." His 1972 book "Screening the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies" was one of the first books about homosexuality and film, preceding Vito Russo's "The Celluloid Closet" by nine years. His papers are held by the New York Public Library.

Crowley's second play, following "The Boys in the Band" (1968). Five men and three women attempt to escape their unhappy lives at a spacious villa in the Mediterranean, but ultimately find themselves trapped in their own petty discomforts. The play debuted at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on December 1, 1970.

OCLC locates one holding.

Maroon titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with credit for playwright Mart Crowley on the front wrapper. Title page present, undated, with credit for playwright Mart Crowley. 138 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-47. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, slightly yapped at the edges, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #158374]