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Jane Kamensky will discuss her current project, a history of the sexual revolution as revealed by the biography of feminist sex radical Candida Royalle.

Candice Vadala, aka Candida Royalle (1950-2015), worked as a singer and dancer in underground psychedelic theater, as an actress in golden age pornography, and later as a pioneering creator of feminist erotica. But it was her lifelong dedication as an amateur self-archivist, as a pitiless plumber of the self, that most intimately reveals the forces that shaped both her biography and her tumultuous era in history. Will be held on November, 29th at 5:30PM in Taylor Hall 203.

Jane Kamensky uses Royalle's previously untapped archives (Papers of Candida Royalle, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in the United States) to explore how young Candy, Brownie and ballet dancer, became Candice, radical feminist and aspiring artist, and then Candida, the San Francisco counterculture darling and sometime porn star.

Sponsored by the C. Mildred Thompson Lecture Fund and the History Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, September 28, 2018

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