Featuring Vali Myers

Books

Literature & Theatre

RUNNING BEFORE THE WIND Gianni Menichetti & Marco Bakker (2018)
VALI MYERS: A MEMOIR Gianni Menichetti (2007)
VALI MYERS DRAWINGS 1949-79 Vali Myers (1980)
LOVE ON THE LEFT BANK Ed van der Elsken (1956)
ORPHEUS DESCENDING Tennessee Williams (1957)
 
 

Notable Mentions

SHOUT OUT TO THE GIRLS: A CELEBRATION OF AWESOME AUSTRALIAN WOMEN (2018)
THE ART OF BIG O foreword by Roger Dean (2014)
CHELSEA HORROR HOTEL Dee Dee Ramone (2001)
FAITHFULL: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Marianne Faithfull (1994)
LAST GIRLS STANDING Trina Robbins (2017)
A BIG LIFE Jenny Kee (2006)
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Vali Myers & Ruth Cullen

Movies

VALI, 1965 (1 min. clip)
By Sheldon Rochlin and Flame Schon (formerly Diane Rochlin)
Winner, Documentary Film Category, 1965 Mannheim Film Festival

VALI: DEATH IN PORT JACKSON HOTEL, 1971
By Ed van der Elsken
In 1971, Ed van der Elsken travelled to Italy to film Vali in her “savage paradise” Il Porto, the spectacular canyon near Positano, where, amidst the abundant wildlife and animals she finds the inspiration to create her unique works of art.

THE TIGHTROPE DANCER, 1990
By Ruth Cullen
Shot on location at Il Porto, the wild valley on Italy’s Amalfi Coast where Vali has lived with her tribe of animals for over 30 years, in Naples where she dances with Vesuvian Gypsies, and in New York’s landmark Hotel Chelsea. (3 clips)

PAINTED LADY, 2002
By Ruth Cullen
In her follow up to ‘The Tightrope Dancer’, director Ruth Cullen captures Vali at her studio in the heart of Melbourne.

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Vali: Death in Port Jackson Hotel
The Tightrope Dancer and Painted Lady

Also of Interest

The State Library of Victoria has two photos of Vali in their archive, taken by Norman Ikin in the 1950s: One, two.

A Friend in a Lift Video interview with Vali’s friend Dimmi

Letter from Vali to Sheldon Rochlin and Flame Schon (Diane Rochlin) published in Aspen Magazine #9.

Reve a collection inspired by Vali by jeweller ManiaMania.

Witch of Positano a blog and community.

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Vali & Rudi