#106422 Overall Influence

Cleo Odzer

American writer and anthropologist


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From Wikipedia

Cleo Odzer was an American writer who authored books on prostitution in Thailand, the hippie culture of Goa, and cybersex.Childhood and time as a groupie Cleo Odzer grew up in Manhattan, New York City, the daughter of Rena Abelson Odzer and Harry Odzer. Her father, president of a textile company, died when she was 16 years old. She attended Franklin School and Quintano's School for Young Professionals, graduating from the latter in 1968. At about that time, she began writing about the music scene for a small Greenwich Village newspaper. Odzer met Keith Emerson, then member of the rock band The Nice and later of , at The Scene nightclub. After receiving a Christmas gift from Emerson in 1968, she reported to the press that they were engaged. According to Keith Emerson's account that he related in his autobiography Pictures of an Exhibitionist , there was no actual engagement and Emerson learned about the "engagement" from the same February 1969 Time Magazine article that published her photo and described her as a "Super Groupie." Odzer later claimed that the article was the reason for breaking off the "engagement".

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The New School

Private research university, located in Greenwich Village, New York City, United States

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#1112 World Rank
#17842 World Rank