Featuring Vali Myers
Literature & Theatre
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.
Press / Media
Articles – links
In the mood for love: Ed van der Elsken’s Love on the Left Bank The Guardian
Bohemian like you: Vali Myers the Witch of Positano Dangerous Minds
Photographing as a Need The New Yorker
Un regno animale CTRL Magazine
Vali Myers: Having a Moment W Magazine
Photographs of the ‘supreme Beatnik chick’ who inspired Patti Smith Dangerous Minds
Portrait of Vali Myers National Portrait Gallery
Revisiting Love on the Left Bank Vanity Fair
Articles – PDFs
Interview in the Fitzroy Gardens video
Interview at Vali’s first exhibit in Sydney video
Animal Instinct Ruba’s Reels
Interview with Vali Today Tonight
Interview with Vali Imagine
Short interview with Vali Gabby Hills reporting SBS, 2002
Also of Interest
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.