Joining Charles Adrian for the 54th Second-Hand Book Factory is Ben Walters whose work life takes him to, between and around film, moving image, cabaret, performance and queer culture. They usher in the purple epoch of Hollywood, the fight against the patriarchy and a peculiarly loveable psychopath.
There is a link to a video of Justin Vivian Bond singing Golden Age Of Hustlers here.
Other books by Angela Carter are discussed in Page One 54 (Wise Children) and Page One 123 (The Sadean Woman). Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is discussed in Page One 86, Page One 135 and Page One 141.
The first novel in Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley series, The Talented Mr Ripley is discussed in Page One 53.
This episode features a jingle written for the podcast by the band Friends Of Friends; you can find some of their music here.
Episode released: 8th April, 2014.
Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
The Passion Of New Eve by Angela Carter
Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith