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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> generation (xxx|flash) digest [sanborn, rov
Keith Sanborn on Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:34:04 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> generation (xxx|flash) digest [sanborn, roving_reporter]


Call it synchronicity.

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, nettime's_depth_charge wrote:

> Keith Sanborn <mrzero {AT} panix.com>
>      Re: <nettime> GENERATION FLASH  (3A / 3)
> nettime's_roving_reporter <nettime {AT} bbs.thing.net>
>      net.art icon linda 'lovelace' boreman dies
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> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:47:53 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Keith Sanborn <mrzero {AT} panix.com>
> Subject: Re: <nettime> GENERATION FLASH  (3A / 3)
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> Show me some good flash animations that are interesting by any criteria?
> Where are they? I looked at the alt Bienniale site. Those are trivial? But
> hey, I'm willing to learn. Somebody point  me in the direction of an
> interesting use of the medium, something that compares with say Vuk C's
> ascii version of Deep Throat?
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> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 11:52:10 -0400
> From: nettime's_roving_reporter <nettime {AT} bbs.thing.net>
> Subject: net.art icon linda 'lovelace' boreman dies
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>      [via <tbyfield {AT} panix.com>; cf. vuk cosic's _deep ascii_
>       <http://www1.zkm.de/~wvdc/ascii/java/>]
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> <http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/24/obituaries/24BORE.html>
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> April 24, 2002
> Linda Boreman, 53, Known for 1972 Film 'Deep Throat,' Dies
> By DOUGLAS MARTIN
>
> Linda Boreman, the woman once known as Linda Lovelace, who starred in
> one of the first feature-length pornography movies, "Deep Throat," and
> who later denounced it as depicting her "rape," died on Monday in
> Denver. She was 53.
>
> The cause was injuries from a car accident on April 3, her family
> said.
>
> The 62-minute film, released in 1972, made money so fast that its
> producers joked they had to weigh their receipts each day; by many
> estimates it earned more than $600 million. It cost just $30,000 to
> make, according to Variety. Ms.  Boreman said she was paid nothing.
>
> "Deep Throat" and Linda Lovelace became household words and figured in
> three dozen books and 18 published songs. During Watergate, Washington
> Post reporters called their secret source Deep Throat.
>
> But Ms. Boreman testified about the dangers of pornography before
> Congress, courts and city councils in the 1980's, and became a poster
> child for feminists like Gloria Steinem, who wrote an introduction to
> her 1986 book with Mike McGrady, "Out of Bondage."
>
> Ms. Boreman insisted that she had made the movie only because her
> husband at the time, Chuck Traynor, threatened her with violence. "I
> knew the feeling of a gun to my back and hearing the click, never
> knowing when there was going to be a real bullet," she said in her
> 1980 autobiography, "Ordeal," written with Mr.  McGrady.
>
> Linda Boreman was born in the Bronx on Jan. 10, 1949, and moved to
> Yonkers when she was 3. Her father was a police officer, and her
> mother held Tupperware parties.
>
> "How does she do it?" Vincent Canby asked in an article in The New
> York Times.  "The film has less to do with the manifold pleasures of
> sex than with physical engineering."
>
> She told of literally escaping from Mr. Traynor, who was already
> seeing his second wife, Marilyn Chambers, another pornography star.
> She hid out in different hotels for weeks, then began appearing in Las
> Vegas and London in skimpy costumes, drawing a smattering of
> publicity. The movie career for which she had hoped never
> materialized.
>
> She later married Larry Marchiano. They divorced in 1996. She is
> survived by their children, a daughter, Lindsay, and a son, Dominic; a
> sister, Barbara Boreman; and three grandchildren.
>
> The family lived on welfare when Mr. Marchiano was unemployed, and Ms.
> Boreman had a liver transplant in 1987. After they moved to Denver in
> 1990, she worked at low-paying jobs.
>
> In recent years, she enjoyed the reception she received at memorabilia
> shows, said Eric Danville, author of "The Complete Linda Lovelace"
> (Power Process Publishing, 2001). "People would tell her how much they
> loved her 100 times a day," he said.
>
> Mr. Danville also recalled watching "Deep Throat" with her nine months
> ago. It was the first time she had seen it from start to finish.
>
> "I don't see what the big deal was," she said.
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