Kenneth Anger prophesise own death shock!
According to an obituary for the 'B-movie director and occultist' Curtis Harrington, Kenneth Anger has forcast the date of his own demise as Hallowe'en 2008.
Anger, a life long friend, rival and feudster to Harrington attended the memorial service and continually interjected during a eulogy given by actor Jack Larson (Jimmy Olson in the 1950's Superman). In referring to a mutual friend named 'Paul' Larson said that this person had created an homunculus - Anger piped up that he had held its tentacled finger and that it had been one of several in the crib at the time. In addition this 'Paul' had a tail, a sight confirmed by Alfred Kinsey who had accompanied Anger on a trip to Cefalu to view the Abbey of Thelema. Anger claimed this mutual friend a member of the OTO.
As the eulogy finished Anger stood up and declaimed that he was dying of prostate cancer giving the date of his own death as Hallowe-en next year.
The obituary writer (one Lisa Jane Persky), speculates that the 'Paul' mentioned by Larson might be either Jack Parsons or Paul Mathison, who played Pan in Anger's 'Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome' (she gives no reason why she thinks this in the article.)
The obit. appears in September issue of Fortean Times.
If he's allowed people to know the date of his future-death, then more than likely Anger will make some sort of private party out of the event.
What a horrible loss though.
The whole article is now available on the Fortean Times website: http://www.forteantimes.com/strangedays/obituaries/645/curtis_harrington.html
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I would have truly loved to have been there for Larson's eulogy, and Anger's dramatic addendum...
The Current is alive and well...
I doubt we'll see the likes of Anger again when he's gone...
More power to his elbow!
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