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Art Mon Nov 21 2011

Briefing Room Interview: Cynthia Plastercaster Writes Her Autobiography (Finally)


Originally published at ARTINFO.COM, where I write a regular column, "True Stories" on Chicago and international art subjects. -MW

Cynthia Plastercaster, nee Cynthia Albritton, has earned a place for herself among the world's most famous groupies, if not THE most famous groupie. A product of the sexual revolution, she began making plaster casts of famous rock stars' penises in the mid-1960's, counting Jimi Hendrix and Jello Biafra among her collection of "babies." An iconic and legendary figure in Chicago, she has never told the story of her intimate encounters with the rock gods who populate her collection...until now. She recently began a Kickstarter campaign to buy herself some time to finish the writing, and "True Stories" sat down with her to get the skinny.

You're working on writing your autobiography, finally, after all these years.

After a certain point in my life I couldn't help but notice I'd led a really interesting life, unlike any that I'd heard of and I thought it would make a good story. I've kept journals since I learned about Samuel Pepy's diary about the plague. I've also been into documents and that actually made me a really great file clerk. CONTINUE READING

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curtsy / November 22, 2011 8:35 AM

So, Cynthia needs to be financially supported so that she can finally commit to telling this "important" story?

"She got to touch rock star cocks!" Ho-hum.

My appetite has already been fully sated by the interviews she has given in the past. She's just really not that interesting.

Michael Workman / November 23, 2011 11:25 AM

Curtsy: So little interest you feel the need to comment? Very good.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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