Hello Gene,

Along with talking to Lawrence Jordan, he should also talk to Brecht Andersch: 
he was the person who conducted the interview with Brakhage in Radical Light 
discussing Maclaine.

Brecht---along with Brian Darr---conducted a massive, multipart examination of  
Maclaine's The End for the SFMOMA's blog Open Space. 
 It is a totally enjoyable, exhaustive autopsy of the film as they try and 
identify the locations throughout the Bay Area, and the folks who were in it, 
triangulating fragments of data, and providing tons of fascinating historical 

I know that Brecht has spoken extensively with many people who knew Maclaine 
personally, including about his poetry. Your friend should most definitely 
reach out to him.

I can provide his email address off list.


Christian Bruno

From: FrameWorks <frameworks-boun...@jonasmekasfilms.com> on behalf of Gene 
Youngblood <ato...@comcast.net>
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Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Christopher MacLaine

Thanks Andy. I’ve passed these on.

On July 5, 2017 at 8:38:48 AM, Andy Ditzler 
(a...@andyditzler.com<mailto:a...@andyditzler.com>) wrote:

Gene, has your friend tried contacting Lawrence Jordan? I believe Jordan knew 
Maclaine and worked with him on The Man Who Invented Gold (but I could be 
wrong). J.J. Murphy and Fred Camper have done the most extensive writing I know 
on Maclaine; perhaps they have some leads. There's a transcription of a 
conversation with Brakhage about his time with Maclaine, published in Radical 

Andy Ditzler
Founder and curator, Film Love: www.filmlove.org<http://www.filmlove.org/>
Co-founder, John Q collective: www.johnq.org<http://www.johnq.org/>

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Gene Youngblood 
<ato...@comcast.net<mailto:ato...@comcast.net>> wrote:
Frameworkers, a friend of mine is researching the literary life of Christopher 
MacLaine. He sent this yesterday:

"You may know that [MacLaine] was also a poet and editor. (Jordan Belson was 
the art editor for the first issue of Contour Quarterly, the magazine that 
MacLaine and his wife Norma edited, which ran for four issues in the late 
forties.) I've been very interested in that side of his work, which has 
completely vanished from any public view or awareness, and I've been working 
for a few years on assembling the writings, and trying to learn more about the 
context. Have had a very hard time finding anyone still alive to talk to who 
knew him, or much on record about his life. Any suggestions you might have in 
that regard would be very welcome.

Any leads on this? Steve? Scott?

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