The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead – Spring 2011
The Life and Work of Peter Whitehead
for a special double issue of Framework
to be published Spring 2011
Issue editors: Paul Cronin and Drake Stutesman
A legendary figure in 1960s counterculture circles, Whitehead made the first Rolling Stones film in 1965, filmed Allen Ginsberg at the Albert Hall, in 1966 was the first person to publish a Jean-Luc Godard script in English, made the quintessential Swingin' London film in 1967, was friendly with some of the era's most beautiful women, was inside the occupied buildings of Columbia University with a camera in 1968, and filmed pop promos and concerts with some of the most important musical names of the decade, including Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. He later quit filmmaking, authored several novels and for many years ran the world's largest private falcon breeding sanctuary. More about Whitehead here.
We invite abstracts of potential papers, to be sent immediately. Articles that are accepted should be between 5000 and 8000 words, and submitted by 1 August 2010.