Don’t forget that the last episode of the first arc of VBS’s TATTOO AGE (featuring Dan Santoro) will hit on 27th July.
It’s a great episode; features more antiquing than tattooing and gives you a really personal insight into Dan’s life and collecting habits. You get the feeling that if it weren’t for his store, he might get overrun with ephemera.
I’m never someone who thinks that tattooers should be famous; hell, I don’t even think most celebrities should be famous. But respected is a whole ‘nother story. I’ve only met Dan once, very briefly while my armpit was getting tattooed by Robert Ryan, but these episodes gave me a much appreciated peek into someone else’s life, and if the rest of the series ends up being this good….
Tattoo Age: Dan Santoro ep3 will be available on VBS on July 27th: http://www.vbs.tv/
Several years ago I was lucky enough to attend a screening of several films by legendary occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Up until that night I had only seen his films on copy-of-a-copy VHS dubs, circulated amongst likeminded friends. Seeing the restored versions of the films, probably better prints than had ever been available, was amazing. Especially since a highly animated Anger was in attendance, telling the audience anecdotes about the making of his films.
Lucifer Rising wasn’t on the program that night.
Last night, I hosted a public screening of a few of his films, including Lucifer Rising, with mixed success. Several of the folks watching had seen some of his homoerotic work, but had never seen the Occult films. Most liked them, but a few didn’t like the droning soundtracks. You can’t win them all I guess, but it was great to expose his works to such a diverse audience.
If you’ve never seen any of Anger’s films- he has two volumes out on DVD with the majority of his iconic films collected. Some of the films are quite short, but there’s a lot of great content on the discs.
Anger is seen above with LUCIFER tattooed on his chest.