SHOCK VALUE: A TASTEFUL BOOK ABOUT BAD TASTE. John WATERS.
SHOCK VALUE: A TASTEFUL BOOK ABOUT BAD TASTE.
SHOCK VALUE: A TASTEFUL BOOK ABOUT BAD TASTE.

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SHOCK VALUE: A TASTEFUL BOOK ABOUT BAD TASTE.

NY: Delta, 1981. First edition. Sm. 4to. Wrps. (no hardcover issued), 243pp. Photo-illustrated throughout. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "From the gutter, John Waters".

Waters' autobiography opens with an account of his upbringing in Baltimore (dubbed the "hairdo capital of the world"), and covers his friendship with Divine, the making of his first movies, stories of the circle of friends/actors he used in these films, and an account of how he travelled to LA to attend the Manson trial and then to San Francisco where he lived in his car, grew "a thin pencil-line mustache similar to Little Richard's", met The Cockettes, "a drug-crazed group of hippie transvestites", and their manager, Sebastian, who agreed to screen his film 'Multiple Maniacs' at the Palace Theatre.

Also includes his interviews with Russ Meyer and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Back cover blurbs from Fran Lebowitz, William Burroughs, Kenneth Anger, and Deborah Harry.

Slight rubbing and light creasing to wrappers, o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy.

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