marilyn monroe dolls

Did you have any posters on your bedroom walls as a kid? Of whom?

Depends on what age…

When I was seven, it was Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, and KISS. When I was ten, I had a garage where I had ads for punk-rock shows, like X, the Germs, and Black Flag. When I was thirteen, I had a nice Ziggy Stardust poster, but it was mostly pictures cut out of magazines. I separated them into sections – Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and the various people section.

When I was seventeen and moved to Hollywood to live on my own, I started buying eight-by-ten photographs from the memorabilia stores on Hollywood Boulevard. My room was covered in eight-by-tens of Divine (I was deep into John Waters), Nina Hagen, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, the New York Dolls, and David Bowie.

John Frusciante, 2004