Elliott Stein

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Elliott Stein (December 5, 1928 – November 7, 2012) was an American journalist and historian.[1]

In the 1950s he managed a literary review in Paris: "Janus." He also wrote for the review "Bizarre" with Kenneth Anger. He worked with Anger on Anger's book "Hollywood Babylon."

In the years 1960–1970 he was a film critic in Paris[2] for the Financial Times and for Village Voice.[3]

Back in New York in the 1970s, Stein wrote for the Village Voice and publishers like "Criterion". He wrote regularly for Film Comment and Sight and Sound. He is referred to in the diaries and memoirs of Ned Rorem, Susan Sontag, John Ashbery and Richard Olney. He wrote "New York City Inferno" (1978) and "Secrets of Sex" (1970) and made a video-interview with himself (2005). He played in some movies: "Les Coeurs Verts" (1965) by Édouard Luntz; in New York: "Bizarre" (1970) (a.k.a. "Secrets of Sex").


  1. ^ "Elliott Stein (1928-2012) | Criticwire". Blogs.indiewire.com. 1928-12-05. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Susan Heller; Maurice Carroll (28 September 1983). "NEW YORK DAY BY DAY; Alice Tully Tells How Persistence Paid Off". The New York Times. p. 4. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Maîtresse (1973) - The Criterion Collection". Criterion.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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