Double Bill on Costume and Excess (Dedicated to Kenneth Anger)

“Because America is the Pleasure Dome of the world... the materialistic dream is so strong that you have to be of the purity of Parsifal to banish Klingsor’s castle... there’ll always be a penalty to pay for these artificial paradises.” —Kenneth Anger

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Dir. Kenneth Anger, 1954/1966, 38 mins With Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Anaïs Nin Costumes and sets by Kenneth Anger, Samson de Brier, and actors

The Devil is a Woman

Dir. Josef von Sternberg, 1935, 76 mins With Marlene Dietrich, Cesar Romero, Lionel Atwill Costumes by Travis Banton, wardrobe by Henry West

Museum of the Moving Image Saturday 16 Apr 2011, 7:00 pm