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California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield
California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield

Satanism and the silver screen: the bizarre friendship of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield

Hbk, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 12 color / 130 bw. | 9/26/2017 | Out of stock

California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldCalifornia Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield

As Portrayed by Walter Fischer

Published by Trapart Books.
Foreword by Carl Abrahamsson, Alf Wahlgren. Introduction by Kenneth Anger.

Movie star Jayne Mansfield and notorious Satanist Anton LaVey met in 1966. Both were publicity conscious and made the most of the meetings, which evolved into a friendship. Almost always present was German paparazzo Walter Fischer, stationed in Hollywood and catering to image- and scandal-hungry photo magazines all over the world.

Fischer’s unique collection of photos takes us straight into the ritual chamber of the Church of Satan in LaVey’s infamous “black house” in San Francisco, as well as into Mansfield’s Hollywood “pink palace.” We also get to follow LaVey on excursions to his friend Forrest “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Ackerman, to Marilyn Monroe’s grave, to TV studios and back, to Satanic weddings and Zeena’s baptism at the Church of Satan HQ.

These were wild and narcissistic times in America. Few understood the power of media exposure better than Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey. Captured alone or together by master paparazzo Fischer, this devilishly handsome couple made headlines that still resonate today. The book contains an introduction by legendary filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and forewords by writer Carl Abrahamsson and collector Alf Wahlgren.

Trapart Books

Hardcover, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 12 color / 130 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 53   

ISBN 9789198324310 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95 GBP £35.00

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