L.A. Plays Itself

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L.A. Plays Itself
LA Plays Itself title screen.jpg
Title screen
Directed byFred Halsted
Produced byFred Halsted
Written byFred Halsted
StarringJim Frost
Rick Coates
Fred Halsted
Joey Yale
Bob Blount
CinematographyFred Halsted
Edited byFred Halsted
Eight of Clubs
Distributed byHalsted Distribution[1]
Release date
April 1972
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

L.A. Plays Itself is a 1972 American experimental gay pornographic film, directed and produced by Fred Halsted.

At the film's screening, Salvador Dalí was reportedly quoted as saying, "new information for me".[2]


The film is featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself, a documentary by Thom Andersen, which also borrows its name from the film.[3]

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  1. ^ "L.A. Plays Itself (1972)". nytimes.com. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ Sellabedra, Megan (16 December 2011). "Fred Halsted's Experimental Porn L.A Plays Itself: Even Dalí Thought It Was Freaky – Los Angeles Arts – Public Spectacle". laweekly.com. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Movies mentioned in Los Angeles Plays Itself (take 2)". Archived from the original on December 13, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2015.

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