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Monday, October 24, 2005

From Cross-Dressing Rocker to FHC Librarian

From Film Threat:

NEW YORK DOLL

by Phil Hall
(2005-10-25)

2005, Rated PG-13, 78 Minutes, A First Independent Pictures Release

Watching the mild-mannered, seemingly befuddled Arthur Kane sitting quietly in the back of a Los Angeles municipal bus, it is impossible to imagine that this 55-year-old librarian was once among the most influential figures in rock history.

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When The New York Dolls split in 1975, Kane’s career began its tailspin.

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Redemption came from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a.k.a. the Mormons. Answering an advertisement, he was visited by missionaries and found his path to salvation. It was a somewhat low-budget path, including a part-time job as a librarian in the church’s Family History Center library, but it was enough to give him the chance to begin anew.

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