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It happened! Recently the Motion Picture and Television Fund received an official inquiry from a legit publisher interested in buying the rights to Elsa Lanchester Herself, the incredible out-of-print memoir of the Oscar-nominated character actress Elsa Lanchester (“The Bride of Frankenstein”).
We are still waiting for a response.
If ever there was a time to reach out to the MPTF and urge them to reprint, THIS. IS. THAT. TIME.
I’ve made a coloring page that you can print out, decorate, and mail to them. Feel free to jot down a note to the MPTF asking them to accept the offer. Send multiples! Get your friends to help! Let us bury them in Frankensteinian refrigerator art. If you send me a copy of your handiwork, I’ll repost it here.
That mailing address is:
Motion Picture & Television Fund
The Wasserman Campus
23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
You may also email them at:
Or even call them at:
Feel free to ask for Sharon Siefert’s office. She’s the VP of Legal Affairs, she’s the one who received the publisher request. Let her assistant know why you’re calling and ask whether they intend to reprint. (No need for rudeness, we want them to see it our way.)
Thank you for following along over the last year. We are so agonizingly close to getting Elsa’s story back on bookshelves. Let’s give it one more push!
Our friend Tom Blunt (and B&M guest) is on a mission to share the story of a fascinating woman. Help Elsa’s voice become heard from the beyond!
Inspired by The Female Armor Bingo, I present to you my short guide to armor bust areas, to better help you decide what to wear :P
Any resemblance to particular armors, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Well… mostly.
So glad my bingo game caught on and inspired you! Amazing job!
This is so awesome, reminds me of Tica’s breakdown of the most typical MMORPG costumes on repair-her-armor. Always great to have more guides through stupid design tropes for future reference!
If you’re going to continue this into a series, please link all the following parts once they’re done (guessing the butt area would be next to go ;P)!
LOVE THIS (h/t @mkatzif)
Rapunzel at Bonnie & Maude Presents: You Are Hair
Rapunzel is about a lot more than hair—like many fairy tales, it carries a moral lesson. And the moral of Rapunzel is surprisingly subversive.
On March 11, I (Sophie) will explain the rebelliousness of Rapunzel as part of “You Are Hair,” a live variety show organized by Kseniya Yarosh & Eleanor Kagan, the hosts of the Brooklyn-based film podcast Bonnie & Maude. From their website:
Join us for an evening of funny and insightful stories and presentations on the subject of female hair as seen in movies, television, and pop culture. We will untangle the trope of the fiery redhead, rediscover the true story of Rapunzel, strip away the portrayal of body hair in the film Human Nature, and root into how we see African-American hair on the big screen and beyond-cé. Plus, NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg will share with us the secrets of “Canadian hair” and some never-before-seen photos from her personal archives.
L.V. Anderson, Tessa Brown, Sophie Bushwick, Ophira Eisenberg, Aisha Harris, Allegra Oxborough, Cassie Wagler
Can’t wait, Sophie!
This is my (Eleanor’s) favorite scene in The Woman Chaser. Richard Hudson decides that the only way to east the crushing weight of his existential ennui is CREATIVITY. (“To create something…one thing. That was all. And then maybe two things. But above all….ONE THING.”)
Then he goes home to his wispy ex-ballerina mother, and they dance, which only emboldens him more to flex his creative spirit. This is also the scene, to which I refer in the podcast, where Warburton unbuttons his shirt, and his bountiful chest hair resembles a black sweater.
The Woman Chaser (the subject of our latest episode) is a film that’s hard to track down, as it never got a DVD release. Luckily two of its greatest and most captivating scenes are on YouTube.
In this one, Richard Hudson delivers an impassioned pitch for his independent film: “The Man Who Got Away.”
The inspiration to bleach her hair came from The (“totally insane”) Bachelor: She took the plunge after watching recent contestant Sarah Herron leap off a 30-story building, despite a crushing fear of heights, to stay in the running. “She fucking did it!” Clark exclaims. “She faced her fear. The reasoning is questionable maybe, but she faced her fear, maybe for no good reason, but maybe it’s admirable. She had blond hair and I was like, I think I’m gonna go blonde. If she can [go] off a building, why not?”
St. Vincent: facing fears, goin’ blonde.
Just got back from a screening of this at BAM Cinema and it was so good, and funny, and weird! A lost gem of a movie.
"As Tess realizes that she has a chance to finally prove herself, she tells her equally big-haired friend Cyn (who stands behind her with scissors), “You want to be taken seriously, you need serious hair.” Her hair makeover proves to be transformative. The new hairdo is conservative and super-sensible, and helps propel her forward in the corporate world. “In a film, hair can create and give personality to a character,” says Julien Farel, celebrity hair stylist and owner of Julien Farel Haircare."
Here’s week three of my five-week look at Susan Seidelman’s films from the 1980s.
do please give the article a read
Love this film.