Treadwells Lectures Presents
Marjorie Cameron: The Artistic Life of a Female Magician by Spencer Kansa
Thursday 21 July 11
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start
33 Store Street
Spencer Kansa presents an illustrated lecture on the American artist and occult icon, Marjorie Cameron (1922-1995), including rare film and visual works rarely seen in the UK. Following the death of her husband, the rocket pioneer and Aleister Crowley devotee Jack Parsons, Cameron inherited his magical mantle and embarked on a lifelong spiritual quest, a journey reflected in the otherworldly images she depicted. A dark doyenne of California’s underground art and film scene, she starred in Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome and Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide. Recently, her impressive artistic and performative career has achieved new recognition. Spencer Kansa is author of the Cameron biography, Wormwood Star (Mandrake) and the new novel, Zoning (Beatdom Books). Copies of both books will be on sale on the night.