Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel was an American artist, poet, actress and occultist. She was a follower of Thelema, the new religious movement established by the English occultist Aleister Crowley. Cameron appeared in several films, including Night Tide and The wormwood star.
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Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel was an American artist, poet, actress and occultist. She was a follower of Thelema, the new religious movement established by the English occultist Aleister Crowley. Cameron volunteered for service in the United States Navy during the Second World War. After Parsons’ death in 1952, Cameron came to suspect that her husband had been assassinated and began rituals to communicate with his spirit. In 1955, she gave birth to a daughter, Crystal Eve Kimmel. From the late 1970s until her death from cancer in 1995, Cameron lived in a bungalow in West Hollywood, where she raised her daughter and grandchildren, pursued her interests in esotericism, and produced artwork and poetry. Cameron’s recognition as an artist increased after her death, when her paintings made appearances in exhibitions across the U.S. In 2006, the Cameron–Parsons Foundation was created to preserve and promote her work, and in 2011 a biography of Cameron written by Spencer Kansa was published. She appeared in two of Curtis Harrington’s films, The Wormwood Star and Night Tide, as well as in Kenneth Anger’s film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. She also appeared in art-house films created by John Chamberlain and Chick Strand. She had sexual relationships with various men; after Cameron became pregnant, her mother performed an illegal home abortion. Cameron was married to rocket pioneer and fellow Thelemite Jack Parsons. Her relationship with Parsons sparked her involvement in the occultism and occultism.
In later years, she made appearances as a character in the films of John Chamberlain. She died of cancer in Los Angeles in 1995 at the age of 80. She is survived by her daughter Crystal and her grandchildren, who are now in their early 20s. She leaves behind a husband and two adult children, James and Mary Cameron. She has a son, James Cameron Kimmel, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Cameron, who is also an artist and actress. She wrote a book about her life, “Cameron: A Memoir of a Woman’s Life,” which was published in 1998. She will also release a second book, “The Other Marjorie,” in 2015. She passed away in a hospice care facility in California on November 25, 2013. She left behind a daughter and a son. She never had children. She lived in California with her husband, Jack Parsons, until she died in a car accident in 1986. She later moved to New York City and lived with her daughter, Mary, and her son James Cameron, in the Los Angeles suburb of West Hollywood. Cameron also had a son named James Cameron Cameron, Jr., who is now in his late 20s and early 30s. Cameron had a daughter named Crystal Eve. Cameron appeared in several films, including Night Tide and The wormwood star. She worked as a wardrobe mistress for Hollywood stars such as John Cusack and Kenneth Anger. Cameron served as a cartographer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during World War II.