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Marjorie Cameron (April 23, 1922 – June 24, 1995) was an American artist, poet, actress, and occultist . After serving in the navy during the Second World War , she settled in Pasadena, California . There she met the rocket pioneer Jack Parsons , whom she married in 1946. After Parsons' death in an explosion at their home in 1952, Cameron came to suspect that her husband had been assassinated, and began rituals to communicate with his spirit. She was part of the avant-garde artistic community of Los Angeles ; among her friends were the filmmakers Curtis Harrington and Kenneth Anger . She appeared in two of Harrington's films, The Wormwood Star and Night Tide , as well as in Anger's film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome . In later years, she made appearances in art-house films created by John Chamberlain and Chick Strand . Cameron's recognition as an artist increased after her death, and her paintings were shown in exhibitions across the country. ( Full article... )
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