Frank Zappa would appreciate the creativity. Alex Winter has started a Kickstarter campaign to preserve the Mothers of Invention rocker’s legendary private archives and make what he calls “the first all-access, definitive documentary about Frank’s untold life.”One way of raising money: Selling Zappa’s home in Hollywood Hills.
As The New York Times reported, quoting Winter:
“[Widow] Gail granted us, for the first time, access to the Zappa family vault, which is literally a vault — it’s a giant, floor-to-ceiling space under their house in the Hollywood Hills that is filled with 40-odd years of unseen and unheard material. It’s stuff that he wrote, family stuff, art, music and film. Some of it had been preserved by the family, but it’s not been thoroughly archived.”
On Kickstarter, Winter said:
“Frank Zappa lived an insane life. Rock star. Artist. Composer. Activist. Talking head. Family man. Jokester. Absurdist. One of the greatest musicians who ever lived. Even if you don’t know anything about him, you’ve probably heard his name and seen his face. And now, for the first time, we have something no one has ever had: Unrestricted access to his never-before-explored, private archives.
“We’re at the brink of unlocking thousands of hours of unreleased footage, and hundreds of boxes of tape, and unnameable other stuff that has been literally locked away under the Zappa family home like a time capsule since Frank’s death in 1993.
“It’s time to tell Frank’s DEFINITIVE STORY, like it’s never been told, and to bring some of this unseen material into the world.”
Frank Zappa's house has gone on the market for $9M. Features include a rather robust crop of dental floss.
— Mark Campbell (@MrWordsWorth) March 9, 2016
Can I please borrow $9 million from someone so I can buy Frank Zappa's house? https://t.co/Z4EnnjQBLB
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) March 9, 2016
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