Barbara Rubin (1945-1980)

Christmas on Earth (1963)

Barbara Rubin came into the film world in 1963, working with Jonas Mekas at the Film-makers Coop. She made a groundbreaking, sexually explicit film, Christmas on Earth, in 1964. She was a major networking in the 1960s linking such disparate figures as Warhol, Bob Dylan, Jack Smith, and Allen Ginsberg, who said of her: "Her genius was sympathizing with everybody's desire to get together in work with their fellow geniuses."