November 29, 2014
A chorus girl is not a chorus girl in my hands. I take her, and I multiply her by the hundreds. My sense of eros is not sleeping with one, or two, but hundreds. And when I sleep, I mean deep penetrating sleep. I never want to wake-up from the dreams that I formed half-awake. There are some who bring poetry to a pretty girl, but I bring pretty girls to poetry. It’s the least I can do, and if I can do it in a large warehouse in Burbank, with me on a camera crane, many feet up, looking down into these great beauties, and present that series of moments to you, dear reader, then I did my job properly.
Some are used by the movie studio system, but speaking for myself, I use the movie studio system for my precise work. I need the system to do what I have to do. In fact, the problem is when I’m not working in the system, I have a tendency to fall off the map. As long as I’m in the studio and I have my girls in front of the camera, I’m perfectly OK. Otherwise, and out of the studio, I’m a mess.
Behind the camera crane, yes, but behind a driving wheel, I recommend that you get out of my way. When I’m on the open road, and then finding that road ain’t that open, well, people will die or get hurt. California State Route 1 is my destiny and anyone who is there at the same time as me, better buckle-up, because it is gonna be a ride to the very end.
Three people were killed and five were seriously injured. Heck, even I was hurt, and I was the driver! All-in-all, Ada Von Brieson, her son William Von Briton, and Dorothea Daly died in the crash. What happened was there was or is a line dividing the highway, and I somehow either lost that line, or it disappeared, or something like that. Which is ironic, because my day job is to make sure the girls are in line and they stay in line. Yet, I somehow failed myself in this type of choreography. I’ll never be able to see a landscape again that is made from my perfect designs - instead I see the crushed metal of the cars, the twisted bloody bodies on the pavement and I think to myself, that this is the other side of my personality. My fear of dis-organization, chaos, dis-order, anarchy, destruction… it is truly me. My fear is my aesthetic. If I can take a group of beauties and form patterns, it is almost like a math problem. 1 + 1 = 2. But if something disrupts the formula, then I go totally out of whack, and that ain’t a good thing, believe me my brother and sister.
I only exist when the world is found to be in disorder. My skill is to put some sort of design or order to the landscape, that is our world, or the world I want to make. I can’t do that, without the assistance of the Studio System. Without it, I’m a drunk driver speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway.