Behind the Curtain with John Carpenter
"Aiming for Fall 2013...my publisher made an offer I wasn't thrilled
with, so we have to do some negotiation...and then it takes about 18 months to
produce...If we can't resolve our issues, I may publish on my own..."
"My book is on track for release towards the end of 2012... if I can
start focusing on getting it together!"
"Right now, Malek Akkad at Trancas Films is doing everything he can to track
down my negatives and high quality prints of my photos (contacting Anchor Bay,
etc)...but my next book will be a follow-up to the Reggae book about the various
Rock & Roll and Popular Culture Heroes I photographed during the late '60s and
early '70s...so the Carpenter book is on a back burner until we can track down
more of the art."
Kim’s first book, Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae, will be published
in September, 2010, by Titan Press in London. It’s available for pre-order now
"I am actually meeting with Malek Akkad next week about getting the book off the
ground...so keep your fingers crossed! And if my Marley book does well, Titan
will be glad to publish the Carpenter book."
"Progress is being
made on the book... John sat down with me and gave me some commentary and has
promised to write the intro for the book as well... and I've also recorded the
commentary from Larry Franco (the co-producer and 1st AD) and Kelli, the unit
publicist who worked on Escape. I have all of the black and white stills
negatives from the movie (I don't know who has the original color... so many of
the photos I've shot on John's films are gone because the studios or temporary
production entities didn't really care to archive properly and much was lost in
the various changes that occurred.
This project will take awhile... it is one of many that I am tackling... But I
will certainly keep you posted as it gets closer to publication!"
She also tells us this:
"If you or any of the fans you are in contact with would like to see some
never-before-seen stills from Escape (including Snake about to be garroted by
an Indian) go to
make a free avatar of yourself and visit my two story gallery in that metaverse.
On the second floor is a gallery with photos from Escape from NY and Halloween.
Once you've signed up and created your avatar, do an in-world search for Kim
Gottlieb-Walker (or Kurt Russell, or Escape from New York) and you will find my
gallery and a transport to it."
Kim Gottlieb-Walker displays two exhibits at the World Science Fiction
Convention in Anaheim California August 23-27, 2006.
They are called:
Behind the Scenes with John Carpenter and
Photos of Science Fiction
and Fantasy Creators.
Kim Gottlieb-Walker (Still Photographer of EFNY etc) is currently working on a
book called Behind the Curtain with John Carpenter which will have
never-before-seen photos from Escape From New York with John's commentary
etc. You can
email her if you want to know when it's published here: