As of the day of this posting as I a reading through old emails from Lee, Penny, Merle, Bill and JoMac I
am finding that I have some of the events timeframes out of order. When I get time I will edit the pages to
get the events in the proper order. In the mean time the actual events are of more interest.
Dolcett - Lee -Bill - Penny - Merle - JoMac -
THE year was around 1983 that a petite wavy haired young woman called "Penny" first met Bill and Merle to make a "Gasping" home video.
It wasn't very good but it was the start.
The video got passed on to Lee Feldman who eagerly got in touch with
this woman and set up a rendezvous.
Lee took a number of photos and passed them on to an acquaintance of his from
Toronto who was now living in New York.
Lee only knew him by one name. Dolcett.
Lee used many email and publication names; Lee Feldman, Burt Felman, Soloman Kane.
( His real name was Burton Leon Feldman)
Lee knew that Dolcett was an accomplished artist and asked if he could send him the photos of Penny that he had taken.
He thought that Dolcett might find an inspiration for one of the characters in his drawings from these photos.
Dolcett was impressed and asked for some more photos with varied themes.
It didn't take long before Penny started getting mail from Dolcett. It was letters of appreciation and drawings that
Dolcett had made with images that resembled Penny.
Not just one or two but dozens of drawings that Penny would remark as Great.
Penny is living in Las Vegas where the meets several other "players" and the "Wild Bunch"
took the dark side of Vegas by storm.
Lee was coming up with scenarios for photo ops and passing the photos on to Dolcett who now was
spending a lot of time creating black and white drawings, color art, charcoal and sever other mediums.
Dolcett with Penny started work on The Tightrope Zone.
Each time that Dolcett would create a new masterpiece, Lee, who had the proper equipment, would
scan each of them and began posting on the Internet . Adding to his Dolcett archive.
At times Dolcett would participate in these asphyxia sessions and while at the time he allowed
himself to be photographed, Lee edited out Dolcetts' image to protect his mysterious identity.
After hanging Penny in a hallway closet another idea came to mind.
Merle began work on building a X cross that Penny would be tied to and tormented.
For the next scenario Merle and Jomac and others built a simple gallows right in Penny's apartment living room.
All this time Dolcett continued drawing and Lee and now other worked on scanning the images and posting them online.
Since Lee was doing most of the work to get the drawings scanned and posted for hundreds of
thousands of Dolcett fans all of the drawings that included a likeness of Penny were kept by Lee for safe keeping.