The Corruption of Vision
Location: Rear of Aarnun Gallery, 99 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
'Two films from the 1950s which are definitive examples of the use of cinema for exploitation and propaganda, Glen or Glenda? (1953, 70 min.), a film which was considered 'lost' for many years, was a low-budget foray into the subject of transvestism - directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. (Plan 9 From Outer Space) and starring Bela Lugosi in one of his last screen appearances. Also to be shown: Red Nightmare (1957, 30 min.), narrated by Jack Webb. Made by the U.S. Armed Forces Information Service to teach Americans what life in Hometown, U.S.A. would be like under Communist rule.'
[Source: Filmforum Program Notes, 1979]
- Glen or Glenda?
- Red Nightmare