Happy New Year to all – the big new Mary MacLane website is now online, with the longest and most detailed biographical sketch of MacLane’s life, picture galleries, excerpts of her private letters, information on her silent movie, never-before-published items, and much more! – http://www.marymaclane.com/ (Site will be tweaked over next few days, with new content regularly added thereafter.)
After several years of intensive research, writing on the Mary MacLane biography has begun – ETA and detail to be announced. Revamped and expanded website at http://www.marymaclane.com coming soon – and by “big,” I mean Mary-big!
As a site preview, click here for the first-ever gallery of photos of Mary MacLane, from 1888 to the early 1920s – most unseen since the early 1900s-late 1910s. Collection of photos of her with others and stills from her silent movie Men Who Have Made Love to Me coming with the full site.
Nothing coincidental with this artist. Clad in an immaculate,
conservative suit, he’s stepping off a near-black mat onto the grey
sidewalk. All colors perfectly coordinated – background, mat, sidewalk,
suit, tie. What a universe away from his mad extravaganzas of color –
this is death: the end of his colors. In case we missed it, he’s
pointing down at the black and grey boundary line. It’s an as-if
posthumous photo, like some of Picasso’s final self-portraits where you
can see the skull peeping out beneath. (It was facial color-shift that
signaled something off with his appearance in the Blackstar photo.) –
A friend said on Facebook: And I am wondering why he isn’t wearing socks. Signed: totally lacking in imagination but most appreciative of those who can see beyond the obvious.
My reply: Perhaps for balance – he’s showing skin in three about-equidistant-in-the-photo places – and also vulnerability.
A trailblazing giant in the publishing world has died.
Dan gave me/Abernathy & Brown/Petrarca Press our start through his books and generous giveaways of priceless publishing info in the very old days by free return fax – his version of the WWW and the “sharing economy,” circa 1990. All you had to do was punch in your fax number and choose whatever you wanted faxed back – his system would fax back 100 pages if you liked!
And he went skydiving and landed on the North Pole. – http://works-words.com/NSM-WIKI/WP/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Dan-Poynter-North-Pole.jpg
Handsome devil when younger: http://works-words.com/NSM-WIKI/WP/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2012-Inductee-Poynter-Dan.jpg
Gratitude to you, good sir.
We’re delighted to announce that our anthology Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader is now available at the popular ebook distribution site smashwords.com in epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, and html formats. At $4.99, that’s less than a cent per paper page for MacLane’s inimitable writing. More to come at smashwords shortly. Buy it now at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/582207
We are delighted to announce that a documentary on Mary MacLane is in the works for PBS in Montana.
Margie Judd, a Butte, Montana native and seasoned film-maker, has begun shooting interviews with people involved in the legacy of Mary MacLane. Provisionally scheduled for 2015 release, Mary MacLane: First Woman of the Twentieth Century promises to introduce a new audience to the writer’s work and ever-interesting life history.
Michael R. Brown was interviewed for the project inside Mary MacLane’s room in the 1901 residence in which she wrote I Await the Devil’s Coming and launched her immense sensation, and other interviews are in progress.