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.
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