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Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield, as portrayed by Walter Fischer: Deluxe First Edition

Limitation: 33 hand-numbered copies

Dimensions: 210 × 250 mm

Information about the Trapart deluxe edition: 33 copies of the book are hand numbered (1-33) and clothed in black instead of red cloth. With this edition comes a print of Anton LaVey seated in Forrest J Ackerman's home, also limited to 33 copies.

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Movie star Jayne Mansfield and notorious Satanist Anton LaVey met in 1966. Both were publicity conscious and made the most of the meetings, which evolved into friendship. Almost always present was German paparazzo Walter Fischer, stationed in Hollywood and catering to image- and scandal-hungry photo magazines all over the world.

Fischer’s unique collection of photos takes us straight into the ritual chamber of the Church of Satan in LaVey’s infamous “black house” in San Francisco, as well as into Mansfield’s Hollywood “pink palace”. We also get to follow LaVey on excursions to his friend Forrest “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Ackerman, to Marilyn Monroe’s grave, to TV studios and back to Satanic weddings and Zeena's baptism at the Church of Satan HQ.

These were wild and narcissistic times in America. Few understood the power of media exposure better than Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey. Captured alone or together by master paparazzo Walter Fischer, this devilishly handsome couple made headlines that still resonate today.

The book also contains an introduction by legendary filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and forewords by writer Carl Abrahamsson and collector Alf Wahlgren.

This book comes in a standard hardcover edition (400 copies) and a limited deluxe edition (33 hand-numbered copies, which include a print of one of the images from the book).

Published in May 2016, 144 pages, more than 100 unseen and rare photographs of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield, size 21 x 25 cm, hardbound with dust jacket.

Information about the deluxe edition: 33 copies of the book are hand numbered (1-33) and clothed in black instead of red cloth. With this edition comes a print of Anton LaVey seated in Forrest J Ackerman's home, also limited to 33 copies. The print is in size 21 x 30 cm. Please note: This package is sent by registered mail.

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