One of the highlights of the Live Film! Jack Smith! festival of the arsenal cinema in Berlin was seeing and meeting legendary underground superstar Mario Montez, who had not appeared in public for 30 years. Mario started his career with the Jack Smith films Flaming Creatures (as Dolores Flores) and Normal Love before becoming one of he first Warhol superstars.
With Jack Smith, he shared a fascination of 1950’s/60’s gay camp icon Maria Montez, who became the source of inspiration for Mario’s drag name.
– Jack Smith on Ubuweb
– Mario Montez on Warholstars.org
– Article on Mario Montez with some pictures by Avery Willard, 1971
Marc Siegel and Mario Montez at the opening of Live Film! Jack Smith!
The next few photos have images from Mario Montez’ scrapbook projected in the backdrop. The first two are Maria Montez movie posters.
Poster by Jack Smith
Mario with White Pussy (Warhol’s cat)
Tony Conrad in conversation with Mario Montez
Mary Messhausen, Mario Montez, produzentin
You can stream Roisin Murphy’s new pumping single, Orally Fixated on her facebook or myspace page.
Eat Me. Eat Me. Eat Me.
My friends at omgblog report that this is one of three new singles to come out over the next months through online distributor AWAL. Orally Fixated will soon be available from The Guardian for free for a limited time. Can’t wait for remixes.
Sunday, last party night in Berlin at Berghain Kantine. ND’s birthday with a very special tequila bar by Conny and Zu from Amsterdam. After having been to crazy parties for 3 nights before, Sunday was almost impossible… But the tequila brought back our energy.
Monday morning was also the end of Girlscamp Berlin. Mary Messhausen, Toffi, Prancey Girl and myself had rented an apartment together. More on that later. For now, enjoy the pictures below, more after the jump. Even more on flickr.
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