Original photograph of Donald Cammell, Dennis Hopper, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Kenneth Anger in 1970

Dennis Hopper, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kenneth Anger, Donald Cammell (subjects)
Myriam Gibril (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1970. Vintage double-weight oversize photograph of directors Donald Cammell, Dennis Hopper, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Kenneth Anger at a press shoot arranged by Anger in 1970. Annotations on the verso in the hand of photographer Myriam Gibril, identifying subjects.

A remarkable group photograph of four seminal counterculture figures at the height of their powers. In the hopes of raising funds for his planned film "Lucifer Rising," Anger arranged a film screening in his basement apartment, accompanied by a press shoot with a number of prominent directors, including Cammell, Hopper, and Jodorowsky. The stunt proved successful, helping Anger convince the National Film Finance Corporation to give him £15,000. The resultant film—starring Cammell as the god Osiris—would be completed two years later, in 1972.

Photographer Myriam Gibril was romantically linked to Cammell for a period of time. She also appeared in Anger's "Lucifer Rising" in the role of Isis.

11 x 8.5 inches. Fine.


[Book #158989]