We all know what happens when we don’t check our email or our blog mail. Today I finally decided to check my MYSPACE and look at what I found..an email from Mary Jordan the film distorter…..I have posted it in it’s entirety…but I will copy it here as well. I think I will respond to it line by line or should I say defamation by defamation.This was posted on my website Mary Jordan said… Jack Smith NEVER appointed you at the end of his life. He never even mentioned your name. the only reason you got to his bedside is because you had a car. From Penny: Mary Jordan..How would you know? Even Mark Russell of Performance Space 122 wrote in the catalog of The New Museum’s EAST VILLAGE USA show how my lighting designer Lori E Seid and I made a bed ON MY STAGE for Jack in my August 1989 show so that Jack could see the show and be there as he didnt want to be alone in his apartment when I was caring for him. Jack died in September of 1989 when you were in high school or most likely boarding school far from the East Village. You came out of the ether in 2002 sent by Jack’s deathbed enemy Irving Rosenthal. You lied to me about your credentials as a film maker saying you had made several films on human rights and since I am a feminist as well as someone who wanted the best for Jack Smith I recommended you to Jim Hoberman, strongly suggesting that you would be a good person to make a film about Jack (non one else had EVER asked, and while I intended to someday make a documentary on Jack , I was happy to help you make one…Read More...
Hello!!! Today is June 6th 2006 or as 50 percent of America likes to call it 666the mark of the devil..there are born again Christians all over America wondering if today is the day they get pulled out of their cars on the freeway and up into the arms of Jesus. Truly, even for me, a glittered in the lame’ Zen-Buddhist-Sufi- Kali-Karma-Franciscan-Carmelite’ it feels like the end days..or as I find myself frequently asking..”Will it never end?” Just a glance at the news and I want to head for a secluded strip of rainforest or mediteranian mountain strong hold.Which I am going to do anyway at the end of July. get me out of this country, it is like a car without a driver.Plus , in NY me and alot of people can’t breathe between some as yet un-named pollution, higher than ever allergins and with apparently no city planning…we have a building per block going up or being torn down..the air fetid with dust, dried rat juice and different enviormental hazards. meanwhile many of you ask me about the Jack Smith case..it keeps fullfiling Jack’s fears..that hippie munchkin Irving Rosenthal of the legendery Kaliflower San Francisco SSI comune that was the nesting ground of Cockettes and others who were influenced by the brilliant but disturbed Rosenthal.It was Rosenthal who gave us Mary Jordan, the supposed film maker who has brough the world her version of Jack Smith’s life. I refuse to see it until it is in open release..I can’t deal with seeing her in person..not that I have ever recognised her, she morphs constantly but I hear she’s blonde like me these days..her emails to me “I have found no proof in my research that you ever knew Jack Smith” or her phone calls “Look you love Jack…Read More...