The book was featured in the recent documentary Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits
The Slits have published a scrapbook of new clippings documenting a published journey of the British punk band. Focusing on the time when the line up included Ari Up (Ariane Forster) and Palmolive (Paloma Romero of The Raincoats), Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt, the book's contents were collected by Pollitt, who began the project in 1977.
News Cuttings And Scraps is a reproduction of these clippings, with added photos and notes from The Slits' members and is sold with a DVD edition of the recent documentary directed by William E Badgley Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits.
“I started collecting cuttings from the old press (no internet in those days!) from 1976 onwards,” explains Pollitt. “This was the scrapbook era. I also loved taking photos from childhood, and have continued on an instamatic camera ever since, some of these are included in this scrapbook. It was [director] William Badgley’s idea to use my scrapbook as a starting point to base the documentary around, an idea that proved to be successful.”