Quote of the Week

The 1960s offered little reprieve for Ulmer. Beleaguered by innumerable financial setbacks and unable to finish many of the projects he’d started in Europe, he and Shirley were again on the hunt for work. They retreated temporarily to the desert, to La Quinta, just south of Palm Springs, where Ulmer had bought a small piece of land in the 1940s with longtime collaborator Louis Hayward. Eager for any kind of freelance job he could get, he served briefly as a cameraman, using the same pseudonym he’d used on The Naked Venus [Ove H. Sehested], on Timothy Carey’s The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962), a low-budget comedy with a musical score by Frank Zappa.

Noah Isenberg, Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism); University of California Press (2014)

Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins