This “forgotten horror” was inspired by Eva Taylor’s song “Chloe – Song Of The Swamp” (also a hit by Paul Whiteman). Chloe (20s star Olive Borden) is a confused, mixed race young woman being raised in the swamp by angry “old voodoo negress” Mandy (Georgette Harvey) who talks (in rhyme.)
Americans Martin and Osa Johnson return in a aquaplane to the scene of Cannibals of the South Seas (1912), their first feature. The footage of flying snakes, “tree climbing” fish, weird owls, 100’s of monkeys (including ones with “Jimmy Durante” noses), and various types of people is excellent.
Headline making movie star Shelah Fanye (Dorothy Revier) is in Honolulu starring in a movie. Her friend Julie (Sally Eilers) arranges for her to meet with the famous fortune teller Tarneverro (Bela Lugosi). While Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) is investigating a three year old case, the star is stabbed to death.
This picture was taken for Night Creatures, a feature article in Rolling Stone (August, 1984 double summer issue) by Kurt Loder. Other pictures were taken of me on a ladder changing the Selwyn marquee letters, but weren’t used.
In 1975 or maybe 76, I was working at Northern Records, a warehouse in the east side of downtown Cleveland. My job was being in charge of the loading docks. I loaded and unloaded skids of albums from trucks with a manual fork lift, checked the invoices, and let the Northern salesmen (and one saleswoman, who became a girlfriend) in and out. One day Bradley Fields (we both had gone to Lakewood high School, along with the Electric Eels) showed up at the dock with a band, who turned out to be the (as yet unrecorded) Heartbreakers from NYC.