Re: _Blackstar_ by Tom Joslin

Video Librarian (
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 08:43:13 -0700 (PDT)


I've seen clips from the film, I think. Joslin's battle with AIDS was
chronicled in "Silverlake Life: The View From Here," an excellent
documentary released by New Video Group. You might call them and see if
they have any leads. Their no. is: (212) 982-9000.

Randy Pitman

Video Librarian

On Mon, 2 Oct 1995, Kristine Brancolini, 812/855-3710 wrote:

> For a student writing a dissertation, I'm trying to locate a copy of
> _Blackstar: Autobiography of a close friend_ (1976) made by Tom Joslin.
> It's listed in OCLC WorldCat as being self-distributed by Joslin and
> available on 16mm and VHS at one library, Hampshire College. The student
> tried an ILL request to Hampshire, but was turned down. Now I'm trying
> to see about contacting Joslin's heirs and getting permission to pay
> Hampshire to make us a copy.
> Do any of you have information about this film? Another source perhaps?
> Any ideas about Joslin's heirs and how they might be contacted? Any help
> would be greatly appreciated. I also plan to contact Hampshire College
> to find out how they acquired this film, but I suspect the history may
> have been lost or they got it from Joslin himself. Thanks.
> Kristine Brancolini
> Indiana University Libraries