Friday, September 28, 2012

J. X. Williams?

I nearly fell out of my chair the first time I saw this video set to Spindrift's version of "Some Velvet Morning." Supposedly, this video is a fragment of J. X. Williams' film, Beach Bum. This fragment was shot in Cinerama and, I am told, did not make the final cut of the film.

Noel Lawrence, curator of the J. X. Williams Archive, released this video on Vimeo in February, 2012. There is much speculation online that Lawrence is perpetrating an elaborate hoax re J. X. Williams, the man, the artist and his body of work.

I, for one, am enjoying the ride. I love this video.

"Some Velvet Morning": Lost Cinerama Fragment from J.X. Williams + Music by Spindrift from Noel Lawrence on Vimeo.