Annotated Bibliography to the theme of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Margaret Wehrle LIS 5143 Fall 2007 December 10, 2007

This bibliography has been prepared with reference to the cult film classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in mind. All reference sources play upon themes presented in the movie musical. This particular bibliography’s sources are all government produced materials or websites, national and international, and some from out of this world. The purpose of this bibliography is to show the themes presented in The Rocky Horror Picture Show are not just that of Hollywood or some weirdo’s demented imagination, but that of reality. Enjoy reading this bibliography and use it to conduct your own personal research.

BIBLIOGRAPHY CLONING & GENETIC ENGINEERING Masci, David. “Designer humans.” The CQ Researcher 11. 19 (2001): 425-440. Available online [ cqresrre2001051800] Accessed 8 December 2007. This article in CQ Researcher discusses the possibility of designer babies. By designer, they mean genetically altering an embryo’s genetic blueprint to make it smarter, better looking, and disease free. Discusses the counter opinion of genetically altered embryo’s takes the human out of being human and the ethical dilemmas, such as the social divide of some being able to afford designer babies and others who would not. McCollough, James. “Genetic Engineering: Evolution of a technological issue.” 92-2 (1972). This is a paper from Crongress Session 92-2 (1972). It is a Committee Serial with analysis prepared by CRS for Subcom on Science, Research, and Development. This report reviews the genetics field since Mendel, and various other sciences and technologies associated with the developing field of genetic engineering, and growing societal concerns over the impact of making deliberate genetic changes in man and the ethical considerations of human reproduction research. Dr. Fankenfuter did not consider the ethical issues, obviously. United States Bioethics Advisory Committee. “Cloning Human Beings.” . United States Bioethics Advisory Committee Washington, D.C., 1997. This is a report and recommendations of the National Bioethic Advisory Committee on the ethical and legal issues associated with the use of cloning technology. Addresses the very specific aspect of cloning, namely where genetic material would be transferred from the nucleus of a somatic cell of an existing human being to an enucleated human egg with the intention of creating a child, or a grown man named Rocky Horror. CRYOGENICS Wigley, D.A. Basic Cryogenics and Materials. Hampton, VA.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, 1985. This book from NASA discusses the effects and summarizes the cryogenic temps on the mechanical and physical properties of materials, and biker boyfriends named Eddie.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE Clark, Charles S. “Pursuing the paranormal.” The CQ Researcher 6. 12(1996). Available online [ cqresrre1996032900] Accessed 8 December 2007. This is a great article discussing a new interest in a very old topic: Is there life on other planets? This article covers the history (1947 Roswell, NM), UFO enthusiasts, and offers further information for further research. Garber, Stephen J. “Searching for good science: The cancellation of NASA’s SETI program.” Journal of British Interplanetary Society 52. (1999): 3-12. Available online [] Accessed 8 December 2007. This article provides a brief history of the search for extraterrestrial life and further discusses why Congress pulled NASA out of the SETI project, as well as defining SETI, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Planet Quest: Exoplanet Exploration. Available online [] Accessed 10 December 2007. This website is part of NASA’s Origins program. The website aims to provide information on searching for earthlike planets. Information is provided on NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, astronomy education, and a new worlds atlas. Troplett, William. “The search for extraterrestrials: Does new evidence suggest we are not alone?” The CQ Researcher 14. 9 (2004): 197-220. Available online [] Accessed 8 December 2007. Article discusses the possibility of life on other planets via new evidence suggesting that it might be true. Provides a brief background history, the current situation, and offers guidelines and resources for further research. FEMININE WHILES United States Women’s Bureau. “Women in the economy: Full freedom of choice.” Washington: The Bureau, 1976. This book is a report of a conference held in Washington, D.C., September 11-13, 1975. It discusses women’s rights, issues, legal status, laws, etc. I wonder if Magenta was on the same pay scale as her brother, Riff-Raff.

Wilsnack, R.W., S.C. Wilsnack, and A.D. Klassen. “Women’s drinking and drinking problems: Patterns from a 1981 national survey.” American Journal of Public Health 74. 11 (1984): 1231-1238. Available online [] Accessed 9 December 2007. This is the recount of a 1981 national survey on women’s drinking and their drinking patterns. 917 women in the general population were interviewed for this survey. Doing the Time Warp was one of the reported side effects of women who consume too much alcohol. OHIO Ohio Department of Health: Marriage and Divorce Information (Damn’t, Janet!) Available online [] Accessed 10 December 2007. This is the Ohio Department of Health’s website that provides information on marriage and divorce records for the state of Ohio as well as how to apply for a marriage license and view divorce records. The State of Ohio. Available online [] Accessed 10 December 2007. This is the state of Ohio’s official webpage with information on living in Ohio, education, working and employment, tourism and recreation, business, state employees, and government links to the governor, Ted Strickland, as well as links to the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the Ohio government. SWEET TRANSVESTITE FROM TRANSSEXUAL, TRANSYLVANIA! Coughlin, Bernard J. “Deinstitutionalization: A matter of social order and deviance.” Child Welfare 56. 5 (1997): 293-299. Available online [] Accessed 9 December 2007. Discusses social deviance in children and what measures can be taken early on. Herman-Jeglinska, A., A. Grabowska, and S. Dulko. “Masculinity, femininity, and transsexualism.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 31. 6 (2002): 527-534. Available online [] Accessed 9 December 2007.

This study examined the relationship between sex role and gender indentity in a Polish transsexual population, where, unlike in western countries, male-to-female transsexuals is much more likely than female-to-male transsexuals. Discusses the study and findings. New York State Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Children and Families. Public hearing on family issues for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities in New York State. New York: EN-DE Reporting Services, 2002. This is a report of various public speakers from the New York State Legislature discussing the family issues concerning the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities of New York State. New York is not that far away from Ohio, and I am sure Dr. Frankenfuter, Rocky, Magenta, Riff-Raff, and Columbia had some family issues. Seikowski, K., S. Gollek, W. Harth, M. Reinhardt. “Borderline personality disorder and transsexualism.” Psychiatrische-Praxis August. 8 (2007). Available online [http://] Accessed 9 December 2007. This study addresses the question whether, as often assumed, the symptoms of borderline personality disorders occur more frequently in transsexuals, or not. The study is published in German. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. A provider’s guide to substance abuse for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2001. This is a report on the substance abuse, treatment, and counseling of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals in the United States, and Ohio. TRANSYLVANIA (A.K.A. ROMANIA) Consular Information Sheet for Romania. Available online [ This page provides information about traveling to Romania. Information provided consists of safety and security issues, the country’s stability, and medical facilities. Government of Romania. Available online [] Accessed 10 December 2007.

This is the Romanian Governments official site, providing information on Romania’s government program, strategies, and politics. The U.S. Department of State. Available online [] Accessed 10 December 2007. This is the State Department’s official site on traveling abroad. This site provides information on passports and visas, as well as laws and policies that affect American citizens living or traveling abroad.