MY CHÉRIE JANE: A JANE BIRKIN FANZINE ISSUE 2 by Raechel Leigh Carter
A4, 52 pages, full colour printing, perfect bound, 2020
My Chérie Jane is a small press fan magazine about the actress, singer, writer, film maker Jane Birkin. This is issue two in a series, each issue focusing on different projects or aspects of Jane’s career. The content is all written by me, Raechel Leigh Carter, and the book is illustrated primarily with memorabilia from my own personal collection, although I have also taken the opportunity to pay to use a photo agency image which I do not have in my collection.
I am an enormous fan of Jane Birkin and even had a Jane Birkin covers band called Baby Birkin back in the 1990s. I have been researching and writing about Jane for eight years. I have wanted to get my writings published for some time and this seemed to be the best way to achieve my dream.
This second issue focuses on two films and a television play (missing, believed wiped):
- Dark Places (British Film, 1972)
- Bruciati da cocente passione aka Burnt By A Scalding Passion (Italian film, 1976)
- The Finishing Touch (Armchair Mystery Theatre TV play, 1965 - missing, believed wiped)
There are also updates on Trop petit mon ami and Carving a Statue from issue one (still available here on Etsy if you want to buy a copy!), a series of (I believe) previously unpublished photographs of Jane, an article on unrealised film projects (including a John Barry production called The Jam), an article from a British magazine called Loving (12 September 1970) and a Swedish paper doll.
The zine is written in the English language and I have personally translated text from French (and Italian!) into English.