Rolly Crump’s fantastic designs for Disneyland’s unbuilt “Museum of the Weird” are the inspiration for an exciting tribute show at Creature Features in Burbank. The exhibit of over 70 pieces of Crump-inspired artwork opens next Saturday evening and runs for only two weeks. Rolly himself will attend the opening reception!
Of course, we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to build something ourselves following one of Rolly’s original drawings. The magical “Tower of the Weird” stands 9.5 feet tall and is made of hand-carved wood painted in acrylic colors, with metal fittings, a pottery cauldron, vintage jewelry hardware, glass and brass beads, 1960s Craft Master crushed stone, Swarovski crystals, and a vintage silk tassel.
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Pat Rocco, The Luckiest Cat in Town, part of Mondo Rocco omnibus program (1970)
Bringin’ the sexxy back to tumblr, radical-cat style! We are delighted to share this lost slice of film history, otherwise nowhere on the interwebz until today, as a preview of the wonders that will be unleashed at Friday’s screening of a set of Rocco’s shorts at the I-House in Philadelphia.
Pat Rocco began showing gay erotic shorts at the Park Theatre in downtown Los Angeles in the summer of 1968, breaking new ground in LGBT erotic self-determination, but he’s been largely forgotten, and almost none of his work circulates today. The Luckiest Cat in Town is a 4-minute short in the middle of Mondo Rocco, an omnibus program that ranges from naked beefcake to gay-liberation documentary. If cats in close proximity to genitals disturb you, remember, it was the 70s, things were different then.
More substantive blog post about Rocco here, sans cats, which are an OMGcatrevolution exclusive. If you’re in the Philly area this Friday, come see the screening, it will be a feast of naked delights!