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Portrait of Jason

Author: Jason HollidayShirley ClarkeJeri SapanenFrancis DanielRobert FioreAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Mystic Fire Video, [1987?]
Edition/Format:   Film : VHS tape : Film : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject and constant object of this film is male prostitute Jason Holliday giving a stream-of-consciousness "confession" of his life. He performs a pas de deux with the process of making the film: questions from the director and crew are heard, the crew laughs with him at his jokes, at times the camera runs out of film but the sound continues, with black leader replacing the picture. The film itself was shot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Experimental films
Biographical films
Feature films
Interviews
Named Person: Jason Holliday
Material Type: Film, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Holliday; Shirley Clarke; Jeri Sapanen; Francis Daniel; Robert Fiore; Jim Hubbard; Mystic Fire Video, Inc.
OCLC Number: 15153291
Notes: Audio title at beginning of film; voice says: Miss Shirley Clarke, Portrait of Jason. Picture title appears at end with distribution logo: Portrait of Jason - Shirley Clarke. No other titles or credits appear on the film.
Credits taken from: AFI catalog of feature films: 1961-70.
Copyright date on film: 1967.
Originally released in 1967 as a motion picture.
Credits: Camera, Jeri Sopanen ; sound, Francis Daniel ; editing, Shirley Clarke ; production assistant, Robert Fiore ; assistant, Jim Hubbard.
Cast: With: Jason Holliday.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (107 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS NTSC.
Responsibility: [filmmaker,] Shirley Clarke.

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The subject and constant object of this film is male prostitute Jason Holliday giving a stream-of-consciousness "confession" of his life. He performs a pas de deux with the process of making the film: questions from the director and crew are heard, the crew laughs with him at his jokes, at times the camera runs out of film but the sound continues, with black leader replacing the picture. The film itself was shot over a twelve-hour period. Jason recounts tales from his life that define his identity. He describes how he changed his name to change his identity; work he held in the past as a houseboy to wealthy people; his homosexuality and the gay subculture in San Francisco and New York; visits to a psychiatrist; his love for alcohol; his aspiration to be a nightclub entertainer. He gives examples of his nightclub act, imitating female entertainers and movie roles such as Mae West and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind. Towards the end, he is accused by an off-screen voice of being a liar. This brings him to tears, pleading to be loved. The filmmaker's voice ends the film by saying "The end."

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