"Spaghetti." An unpublished film scenario. Original typescript. Aleister CROWLEY.

"Spaghetti." An unpublished film scenario. Original typescript.

ND. circa 1930s. Unbound. Typed on the rectos only of nine large sheets of buff colored paper. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ inches. Probably written in the 1920s. A genuinely amusing comic piece, about a man obsessed with spaghetti. Kenneth Anger, who has read a number of Crowley film scenarios, has declared this to be a favourite. The typescript was sent by Crowley to his American disciple W. T. Smith in the early 1930s with the intent that they be anonymously promoted to Hollywood studios. For this reason Crowley's name, which would had been on the first page of the scenario, has been razored out. (See further Martin P. Starr The Unknown God, p. 322, n. 18.) This typescript is from the from the library of Helen Parsons Smith (1910 - 2003), ex-wife of Jack Parsons & widow of W. T. Smith, long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, and founder of Thelema Publications. As noted, as small (2"x ¾") section which had held Crowley's name excised from the top of the first leaf. Three holes punched down inside margins - obviously to secure it in a folder of some sort. A slight discoloration to the bottom outside margin of the first couple of sheets, otherwise VG+ condition. Item #33302

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