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Kenneth Anger


Kenneth Anger Bibliography


“Every Man and every Woman is a Star.”

—Aleister Crowley (quoted in Anger’s Hollywood Babylon)


Anger’s writing:


Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1975.

PN1993.5.U65 A5 1975


Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylone. Paris: J.J. Pauvert, 1959.

PN1993.5.U65 A523 1959 ALF

791.4 A58 h7 1959 Kinsey (inscribed copy)


Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon II. New York: Dutton, 1984.

PN1993.5.U65 A513 1984


Frasier, David K.Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia of 840 Twentieth Century Cases. Forward by Kenneth Anger. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002.

PN2208 .F73 2002


Lo Duca. A History of Eroticism. Adapted from the French by Kenneth Anger. Covina, CA: Collectors Publications, 1966.

HQ458 .L822 1966


On Anger:


Anger, Kenneth


Haller, Robert A. Kenneth Anger: A Monograph. Minneapolis: Mystic Fire Video, 1980.

PN1998.3.A54 H18 Lilly

AAF5227 Kinsey


Hunter, Jack, ed. Moonchild: The Films of Kenneth Anger. London: Creation, 2002.

PN1998.3.A54 M66 2002


Hutchinson, Alice L. Kenneth Anger: A Demonic Visionary. London: Black Dog, 2004.

PN1998.3.A54 H88 2004


Landis, Bill. Anger: The Unauthorized Biography of Kenneth Anger. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

AAE2736 Kinsey


Lazar, Zachary. Sway: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown, 2008.


Pilling, Jane and Michael O’Pray. Into the Pleasure Dome: The Films of Kenneth Anger. London: BFI, 1989.

791.4 I4 1989 Kinsey


Experimental film:


Experimental films—History

Experimental films—History and Criticism


Hatfield, Jackie, ed. Experimental Film and Video: An Anthology. Eastleigh, UK: John Libbey, 2006.

PN1995.9.E96 E95 2006


Reekie, Duncan. Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema. London: Wallflower, 2007.

PN1995.9 .E96 R38 2007


Rees, A.L. A History of Experimental Film and Video: From Canonical Avant-Garde to Contemporary British Practice. London: BFI, 1999.

PN1995.9.E96 R374 1999


Sitney, P. Adams. Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000. 3rd ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2002.


Online e-book


Gay and queer film:

Homosexuality in motion pictures

Sex in motion pictures


Benshoff, Harry, M., ed. Queer Cinema: The Film Reader. New York: Routledge, 2004.

PN1995.9.H55 Q397 2004.


Escoffier, Jeffrey. Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2009.

PN1995.9.S45 E83 2009


Hayes, Matthew, ed. The View From Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers.

Suárez, Juan Antonio. Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars: Avant-Garde, Mass Culture, and Gay Identities in the 1960s Underground Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

PN1995.9.E96 S82 1996 Lilly ALF


Waugh, Thomas. The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2000.

PN1995.9.H55 W38 2000


Magick and the occult:




Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947


Baddeley, Gavin. Lucifer Rising: A Book of Sin, Devil Worship and Rock ‘n’ Roll. (Includes interview with Anger.)


Butler. “Cameron: The Wormwood Star.” Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. Ed. Richard Metzger. New York: Disinformation, 2003. 204-211.


Crowley, Aleister. Magick in Theory and Practice. Paris: Lecram, 1932.

PR6005.R88 M19 Lilly


Crowley, Aleister. Portable Darkness: An Aleister Crowley Reader. Ed. Scott Michaelson. New York: Harmony Books, 1989.

BF1611 .C7532 1989


Hardy, Robin. “Kenneth Anger in Hell.” Body Politic 82 (1982): 29-32.

791.4 Kinsey


Lachman, Gary. Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius. Disinformation, 2003.


Web resources:

Official website

“Spotting UFOs with a Manson Killer!”

Interview with Anger


Senses of Cinema

Essay about Anger from Senses of Cinema’s “Great Directors” series


Anger and Magick

Essay on Anger’s use of occult symbolism in Invocation of My Demon Brother


“No, I Am Not a Satanist”

2010 interview with Anger


Anger and Page

Kenneth Anger discusses his collaboration with Jimmy Page


“Do What Thou Wilt”

Video of Anger’s lecture on Crowley at UCLA’s Hammer Museum


last updated: 2/21/2011