Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Losemary's Magic Starrchild

If Lolita was released in 1962, it's safe to assume the story begins then. The film spans four years, putting Lolita's pregnancy, and her child's birth in 1966, "year 1", the same year Rosemary has her baby.

In Asia, the letters R and L are ambiguous.
Humbert calls Lolita "Lo".
Guy calls Rosemary "Ro".
Lo's baby is Ro's baby.
In Polanski's Chinatown a fine point is made of the Chinese groundskeeper saying the salt water from the pond was "Bad for glass", but meant grass. However, it was the pair of glasses found in the salt-water pond that led to evidence of Mulwray's murder.
So we have an overt play on the L and R.
In the show Mad Men, the firm makes a commercial based on Rosemary's Baby and a very fine point is made on the Asian man at the end of the film when Ro first finds her baby.

Lo types a letter to Humbert dated March 19th. A week later he arrives and she says she is due in 3 months. Putting the birth in late June '66 - same as Rosemary Woodhouse.

1966 is also the year the PID legend states "Paul McCartney died".
1962 is the year The Beatles signed with EMI.
Humbert is the British invasion, killing the older generation and sleeping with the Baby Boomers, creating a Starr/Moonchild?
It is the Beale kid that hits Lo's mom with a car. Bea(t)le, Beatle without the Tav cross. Or, possibly the T of Thelema?

Shelly Winters (the mother in Lolita), gets hit by a car as Myrtle in The Great Gatsby (1949).

Mia Farrow was in the 1972 Great Gatsby.
Mia plays Daisy, the one who ran over Myrtle.

HAL sings "Daisy Bell" as he is being lobotomized.

First shot in the scene with pregnant Lolita is of the city she lives in, which looks a lot like the opening shot to Rosemary's Baby, with the Dakota House.

The B-side to Sue Lyon's single from Lolita is "Turn Off the Moon"... child?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCyCspakzOw

In 1968, The Rolling Stones released "Child of the Moon" as the B-side to "Jumpin' Jack Flash". The promo for the "Child of the Moon" was filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who also filmed the Beatles' Paperback Writer & Rain promos, as well as Hey Jude and the Let It Be documentary film.
Funny, since "Child of the Moon" is so derivative of "Rain".


In 1999, Cibo Matto, a group including Sean Lennon, released their album Stereotype A, which features a song titled Moonchild. 
Even more noteworthy, is that the lyrics to the refrain are "Come together... Do you know what you're doing, baby?"
The Beatles began recording 'Come Together' on July 21st, 1969 - the day after the moon landing.

Mia Farrow plays the mother of a girl who dies by choking on an apple, in the film The Haunting of Julia (aka Full Circle). Julia was the name of John Lennon's mother.
(The father in the film is played by Keir Dullea; David Bowman in 2001:ASO. See post on Full Circle here).

Jack Nicholson directed & starred in Goin' South (1979) as Henry Lloyd Moon. He marries a woman named Julia Tate, thus making her name Julia Moon.
Nicholson was good friends with Sharon Tate & Polanski, and supported Roman in the days following Sharon's death.
Here in 1971 he is hanging with Lennon & Yoko. Seen in the film Gimme Some Truth.


Clare Quilty and his his scarlet woman Vivian Darkbloom, always on the lookout for a promising young 'starrlet'...

At the end of Lolita, when she is pregnant, she is wearing Quilty's (P. Sellers) glasses. Possibly implying that she is still seeing Quilty and that he is the father of her child.

Peter Sellers adopts Ringo in The Magic Christian.
Sellers' character is named Guy. (Rosemary's husband's name)
The full name is Guy Grand.
GG = 77
7/7 is Ringo's birthdate.
The last thing Rosemary sees as she is being impregnated is the Pope's ring.

Ringo plays the Pope in Lisztomania.

On the Death Card, three figures are dead or dying while the Pope remains alive.

Polanksi kickin' it with Ringo at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival.


James Mason was the money-man for Josef Mengele's cloning project in The Boys From Brazil. In Lolita he gives all his money to Lolita. Ira Levin wrote Rosemary's Baby and The Boys From Brazil.
Sellers plays a millionaire who gives his money away in The Magic Christian.
Polanski was also in The Magic Christian.

Lolita's boyfriend Roy reminds me of Polanski.

Terry Southern wrote The Magic Christian and co-wrote Dr. Strangelove with Kubrick. He also wrote Candy, which Ringo starred in.
Southern is on the Sgt. Pepper cover.

Sue Lyon dated Donovan who went to India with Mia & The Beatles.

Lyon was in Tony Rome with Frank Sinatra, Mia's husband. (Rome, Polanski?)
Here she plays Diana. Diana is of course the Moon goddess.

Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Humbert are all into young girls.
In Polanski's film Chinatown, John Huston's character fathers a child with his daughter, and becomes interested in her, as well.
John Huston also directed Sue Lyon's second film Night Of The Iguana, in which she seduces a priest.

Lolita could be taken as the Lamed Lamed, Lillith the Handmaiden/The Whore of Babalon who rides atop the Beast.
Sue Lyon

Sellers' character in Dr. Strangelove was a (former?) Nazi.
(Ringo in A Hard Day's Night)

Peter Sellers covers A Hard Day's Night in the style of Laurence Olivier's Richard III.
Laurence Olivier starrs in The Boys From Brazil with James Mason and Gregory Peck.
Multiple reflections of Sellers in The Magic Christian and of the Hitler clone in Boys From Brazil.
Gregory Peck plays Nazi scientist Josef Mengele in The Boys From Brazil, creating the 94 clones. in The Omen, he was the adopted father of the Anti-Christ, the son of Satan - Mia Farrow plays the nanny in the remake of The Omen.
His most famous role is as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, in which he portrays the perfect father.
There's a scene in The Omen where Damien (Satan's son) tries to kill his mom and unborn sibling by knocking her off the banister with his tricycle, shot very much like the scenes with Danny riding his bigwheel in The Shining.

Gregory Peck played the lead role in Roman Holiday. Played Jimmy Ringo, the lead character in The Gunfighter. And starred in the title role of Old Gringo.
Peck is attacked by dogs in The Boys From Brazil and The Omen.
Omen - Nemo.

James Mason also starred with Judy Garland in A Star(child) Is Born.

Shelly Winters starred in Polanksi's 1976 film The Tenant. In it, Polanski rents a room in which the previous tenant had jumped from the window. Winters plays the concierge of the building. At the end of the film Polanksi also jumps from the window, twice. The owner of the building is played by the actor who befriends P. Sellers in Being There and lets him live in his house.
So, Winters plays a sort of mother figure to a young woman who jumped out of an apartment window, much like in Rosemary's Baby, along side a father figure to Sellers.

Shelly Winters was the Dodo while Ringo was the Mock-Turtle in the 1985 tv version of Alice in Wonderland.
She plays Lillith Malone in The Devil's Daughter, where she finds the daughter of a former fellow coven member, who is the daughter of Satan and wears the ring of the coven.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXJAzCa-Qb4
Winters also starred in The Chapman Report (1962), in which the main character is named Paul.

She was in another George Cukor film titled A Double Life (1947). And much like in Lolita, she dies at the hands of a middle-aged British man.

Shelly Winters also starrs in Alfie (1966) with Paul McCartney's then girlfriend Jane Asher. Michael Cane's character must decide between staying with Jane or Shelly.
In 1965 Jane Asher starred in Pygmalion, as story about falling in love with a statue and bringing it to life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_(play)
In 1967 Asher starred in The Winter's Tale. In it, a statue is made of her mother which later comes to life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Winter's_Tale

Ira Levin not only wrote Rosemary's Baby and The Boys From Brazil, but also The Stepford Wives. A story about a community with robotic women.
Ira Levin happens to be an alum of Drake University, where the first known instance of the "Paul is dead" rumor began in September 1969 with a student news article, titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?

Which is interesting in that Rosemary reads the "Is God Dead?" issue of Time, in Polanksi's film adaptation. This magazine was published on April 8th, 1966 - the anniversary of Lam speaking to Aleister Crowley.
The 'Paul is dead' rumor went viral on October 12th, 1969, which is Crowley's birthday.

Ira Levin died on November 12th, 2007, which is Charles Manson's birthday. This is also the same day & year The McCartney Years dvd was released.

November 12th is the day that Back To The Future centers around. It is the day Marty McFly uses the voltage from the lightning that strikes the clock tower to 1985 in the time machine. This is also the night Marty plays Johnny B. Goode at the dance where his parents fall in love.

Robert Zemeckis' first film was I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which is about a group of New Jersey teenagers that try to attend the Beatles concert on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Complete with lightning striking a tower at the climax of the film, with the clock at the 9-11 position.

in Polanski's 1999 film The Ninth Gate, Johnny Depp's character essentially has 111 written on his forehead in blood.
In Hebrew legend, one brings a Golem to life by writing the word for 'Truth' on it's forehead. The word in Hebrew is AMT, Aleph Mem, Tav, (pronounced Emet).
When one is done with the Golem, it's life is ended by erasing the Aleph. AMT without the Aleph is MET, which is the Hebrew word for 'Death'. In other words, you have literally removed the life force from the Golem, and now have death.
Remember, the value of Aleph is 111.
the Hebrew word ADM, or ADAM, means Aleph In Blood111 in blood.
The Golem is created in the pattern of the Adam.
In Polanski's film Ghost Writer, the main bad guy is named Paul Emmett, who he is a CIA agent and handler of the British Prime Minister-named ADAM Lang.
in Rosemary's Baby, Ro writes the word "blood" on 11/1
See my post on 111 here.
She circles 4 and 5 of October.
45 is the value of the Hebrew word ADM (Adam).
October 4th, 1965 is when the Pope visited America. In Rosemary's Baby, when Guy is watching him on tv, it says, "He is making a full circle of the ballpark."
See my post on Mia Farrow's syncgasmic film Full Circle here.

Interesting that in Toy Story, the main character, Andy, has written his name on the feet of his toys; Andy means human or man.
Andy is the name Rosemary wanted to give her son.

Stanley Kubrick expressed interest in directing a film version of Lord Of The Rings starring The Beatles. Lennon wanted to be Gollum.
Daniel Richter, the actor that played the lead monkey in 2001:A Space Odyssey, named Moonwatcher, was also director of photography for John Lennon's Imagine video.
He lived with John & Yoko for awhile. He also starred in Paul William's film The Revolutionary.

Rosemary's Baby is essentially about creating a Moonchild, and is inspired by Crowley's book Moonchild.

Ringo starrs in That'll Be The Day (1973). The main character is played by cute, big-eyed pop star David Essex as Jim MacLaine. (Paul McCartney's full name is James Paul McCartney).
Jim MacLaine marries a girl named Jean Sutcliffe (Rosalind Ayres). (Beatle Stu Sutcliffe died in 1962).
There are blatant wyncs to Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles in the film.
And to top it all off, the matriarch is played by Rosemary Leach. And her name is Mary, (McCartney's mother's name).
The first song Lennon & McCartney recorded together was That'll Be The Day That I Die. The next day Lennon's mother Julia died from being struck by a car, a la Lolita's mom.

3 comments:

Red Dirt Report said...

And we see this month, in honor of this being the 50th anniversary of "A Hard Day's Night," has been digitally remastered and will appear in the theaters. There's more here than meets the eye ...

woslo w said...

The next forever is going to be about The Beatles 50th anniversary of this and that.
Is that a reference to Ringo saying, "There's more here than meets the eye.." in the Help! film?

Red Dirt Report said...

It was Ringo's comment. Just rewatched "Help!"