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Special Three Week Exhibition Of The Adult Films And Photography Of William Rotsler!
Center for Sex and Culture
San Francisco, CA
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Special Three Week Exhibition Of The Adult Films And Photography Of William Rotsler!
Digital Parchment Services, the estate of William Rotsler, and the Center For Sex And Culture in San Francisco, are proud to announce a very special series of events celebrating the adult films, photography and drawings of William Rotsler ... and celebrating the re-release of his groundbreaking non-fiction book, The Golden Age Of Erotic Cinema (1959-1972) (originally published as Contemporary Erotic Cinema) by Digital Parchment Services!

Saturday, May 23: Doors at 6:00PM.  Event begins at 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, May 30: Doors at 6:00PM.  Event begins at 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, June 6: Doors at 6:00PM.  Event begins at 7:00PM to 10:00PM

William Rotsler (b. July 3, 1926  d. October 8, 1997) was truly a renaissance man: acclaimed novelist and short story writer, much-admired artist and illustrator, a world-famous cartoonist, and celebrated filmmaker.

But first and foremost, William Rotsler was a recognized visionary filmmaker and photographer, with his photographs appearing in scores of general and men's magazines.  He made dozens of short and feature length film for the adult market, writing and editing 24 of the 26 features he directed. Working with such luminaries as Peter Perry and Harry Novak, his films include Agony of Love, Mantis in Lace, Street Of 1000 Pleasures, and many others.

For three weeks  beginning on Saturday, May 23 and concluding with a special event on June 6th  the Center for Sex And Culture in San Francisco will be hosting Rotsler's erotic photography and magazine work for such publications as Knight (1962), Millionaire (1965), and Showcase (1961) as part of a special gallery exhibition!

Each of the three Saturdays May 23, May 30, and June 5 will feature posters for his films and examples of his award-winning cartoons on display a different sampler of trailers for his films personal reminiscences from his friends presentation of some of the features he directed

Among William Rotsler's films that will be highlighted on these Saturday night events are:

Street of a Thousand Pleasures
The Godson
Like It Is
Lila (Mantis In Lace)
and many others!

A man of many parts, William Rotsler also wrote hundreds of short stories, articles and essays for many different publications and received Nebula (1972) and Hugo (1973) nominations for his novella, Patron Of The Arts (later expanded into a novel). His word has been featured extensively in numerous "Best of the Year" and "Nebula Award" collections.

As a sculptor Rotsler was commissioned to create instillations for the old Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and the Beverly Hilton Hotel. As a cartoonist he received five Hugo awards for his work which appeared in men's magazines, fanzines, and many others.

He is also the author of a trilogy of non-fiction book books about the flowering of adult film industry:

The Golden Age of Erotic Cinema (1959-1972)
Golden Age of Erotic Cinema: Women Who Star in Adult Films
Golden Age of Erotic Cinema: The Behind the Scenes in the World of Adult Fims


Center for Sex and Culture (View)
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Film > Movies
Other > Festivals

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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