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RIP Tawny Kitaen (1961 – 2021)

Tawny Kitaen was an American actress and model.

She first came to my attention as the lead to The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak (1984).

Here I Go Again

To the world at large she is probably best-known for her parts in the Whitesnake videos, especially in the 1987 clip for the song “Here I Go Again” (1982). In that clip, she is seen cartwheeling across the hoods of two Jaguars XJ dressed in a white negligee.

RIP Ronald Inglehart (1934 — 2021)

Ronald Inglehart was an American political scientist, co-author of the Inglehart–Welzel cultural map of the world based on the World Values Survey.

I discovered Inglehart by reading and reviewing Whiteshift (2018).

I believe the studies of values became important again after the failure of the end of history by Fukuyama and 9/11.

These two events proved that it’s not the economy stupid.

RIP Anita Lane (c. 1959 – 2021)

“Do That Thing” (2001)

Anita Lane was an Australian singer-songwriter who was briefly a member of The Bad Seeds with Nick Cave and Mick Harvey, and collaborated with both bandmates. Lane released two solo albums, Dirty Pearl (1993) and Sex O’Clock (2001).

From that album Sex O’Clock (2001), I give you “Do That Thing” (2001). Be sure to stick around until the guitar kicks in at 3:00.

RIP Johanna Fürstauer (1931 – 2018)

Johanna Fürstauer was an Austrian writer.

Eros im alten Orient (1965)

By reading Jan Verplaetse’s “Vrouwenpijn en mannenplezier: de antifeministische wortels van sadomasochisme in de Belle Epoque” (1999), I came across Johanna Fürstauer, an Austrian writer who specialized in Sittengeschichte, a famous German euphemism for histories of the vita sexualis. Fürstauer is from the same sex researching generation as Eberhard and Phyllis Kronhausen.

Above is a picture of the cover of Eros im alten Orient (1965) on Eastern erotica, the debut of Fürstauer.

RIP Monte Hellman (1929 – 2021)

Monte Hellman was an American film director known for his cult films.

I remember seeing Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) on the Moviedrome cult movies programme.

I’m fond of road movies and suddenly I am reminded of C’était un rendez-vous (1976) by Claude Lelouch, the short film that plays in Paris and where the race ends at the Sacré-Cœur.

Another road movie of particular interest is Vanishing Point (1971) with the unforgettable part of DJ Super Soul.

RIP Earl Kemp (1929 – 2020)

Earl Kemp was an American publisher, science fiction editor and critic.

Illustrated edition of Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1970)

During the 1960s and 1970s, Earl Kemp was involved in publishing erotic paperbacks through a company, Greenleaf Publishing, where he was employed by William Hamling. In an example of détournement, in 1970 Kemp published an Illustrated edition of the Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. According to Pornography and Sexual Representation: A Reference Guide, the book was “replete with the sort of photographs the commission examined.” Kemp eventually was sentenced to a one-year prison sentence for distributing the book (as was Hamling). However, both served only the federal minimum of three months and one day. The story of their arrest and prison time was covered in Gay Talese’s Thy Neighbor’s Wife (1981).