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They don't write like that anymore

Inläggav OsloPC » fre 26 dec 2008, 15:59

Drev og leste om stumfilmhistorie, blant annet om det ennå uløste drapet på William Desmond Taylor, og så snublet jeg over en henvisning til et fanzine kalt Taylorology, som var egnet til dette mordet og gjengivning av primærkilder fra den gang. Der var det blant annet en denne teksten av en Jane Dixon, som skrev i avisen New York Telegram 12.2.1922 blant annet dette:

«A list of the girls, the women, taken aboard the love pirate's ship of dreams for a brief cruise on the sea of pleasure would read like a slightly deleted directory of the screen's feminine stars. There is another directory, too, made up of the names of lesser planets, simple little extra girls who left the safe harbor of their homes to seek fortune in the world of make-believe. To them the great man behind the megaphone was a god whose favor was to be sought at any cost.

Now, if we may believe rumor, the sated appetite of the love pirate called for stronger stimulants than a conquest of hearts. One report has him a member of a cult with an unmanly ritual. Another speaks boldly of drugs--opium, cocaine, Lethian fogs of forgetfulness, ending in wild orgies, during which women, in jealous frenzies, tore the clothes from each other's bodies and, stripped to the waist, fought like tigers for the favor of the pirate ship captain.

Once, at least, since he has been privileged to gather blossoms willy- nilly in the glamorous garden of love, the pirate has eaten of his own dead sea fruit.»

Hele teksten mot slutten av siden jeg lenker til.

Slik skriver ikke journalister lenger. Bra og for såvidt, men allikevel litt synd, og.

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