Claire Phillips

Invisible Woman - a story


In a movie issue like no other, Black Clock 15 features Geoff Nicholson’s meeting of two film pioneers in “Buster Keaton: The Warhol Years,” David Thomson’s journey up the Amazon with Warren Beatty, and Anthony Miller’s history of the cinema — from D.W. Griffith’s adaptation of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (presenting Louise Brooks as Lady Brett) to Don Siegel’s ‘60s cult B-movie Bonnie and Clyde with Tuesday Weld and Clint Eastwood, to the 2010 Academy Award-winning portrayal by Chris Farley of silent comedic actor Fatty Arbuckle in Milos Forman’s The Life of the Party.

A wonderfully bizarre series of correspondence from SCUM Manifesto author, Valerie Solanas to Andy Warhol. In this piece, Phillips writes, “Solanas’ ten-thousand letters to Warhol have been distilled here to best represent the writer’s enduring and noble spirit.  Full of voice and a fair bit of mania, the piece is terrifically inventive, and Phillips’ sardonic wit shines."

- Katie Manderfield, LAist