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302                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.
            examples Allen Eagles [the Drummer reviewer in LA] has dug up. But
            there was one stunning omission in your Volume 2, Number 13, chapter
            of “Movie Mayhem.”
               The Battle of Algiers was not widely circulated. Perhaps it is still
            regarded as an art movie. But it vividly depicted the attempts that the
            French forces made to extract information from the Algerian captives.
            The captives were trussed up, beaten, and subjected to electrical shocks
            [on their genitals]. And all this was shown on screen. If Mr. Eagles has
            not yet seen The Battle of Algiers, I urge him to seek out the film.
               My special congratulations to you for unearthing an artist as talented
            as the one who did the drawing which appeared on page 11 of Volume
            2, Number 13. It is the most stunning physique art work I have seen in
            some time. The action taking place is imaginative; the drawing is superb;
            the contrast between the youthful “M” and the macho “S” is well-drawn
            and the little touches, like the phallic symbol sticking out of the ground
            all help to make the drawing a masterpiece.
               Unfortunately, the artist is not identified on the page [and thus
            begins a long Drummer tradition of failure to credit the talent]. I would
            love to know who the artist is, whether he is offering work commercially,
            and whether or not he is accepting commissions. To facilitate a reply, I
            have enclosed a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
               Thanks again for the high quality of the work you put out. Have
            Eagles continue to feed us more “Movie Mayhem.” And let’s show more
            of the work of the aforementioned artist. –Fred, Forest Park, Il [Coded
            with my father’s middle name, Fred, and with Illinois, my home state, and
            Forest Park, near the campus where I attended graduate school.]

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