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(This episode is marked as explicit on iTunes because of strong language.)

Season 2 Episodes

Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Ripley’s Game  by Patricia Highsmith, published in 2007 by Vintage; cover © Nayeon Kim.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith, published in 2007 by Vintage; cover © Nayeon Kim.

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.

  

Book listing:

Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger

The Passion Of New Eve by Angela Carter

Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith

Links:

Golden Age Of Hustlers by Justin Vivian Bond

Justin Vivian Bond

Ben Walters on Twitter

Page One 54

Page One 123

Page One 86

Page One 135

Page One 141

Page One 53

Friends Of Friends on Soundcloud

Charles Adrian