Titicut Follies [The Ballet]

Above, excerpts of James Sewell’s 2017 ballet based on Frederick Wiseman’s highly controversial 1967 documentary, Titicut Follies. For those of you not familiar with this film, it captures the horrendous and inhumane day to day lives of criminally insane patients in a Massachusetts mental facility, highlighting an annual talent show the patients put on within their dreary confinements.  Nothing staged, completely raw. When I was a teen, I caught a showing of it on the local P.B.S. station in L.A. Viewing it rattled me to my core. The Sewell ballet you would have to hunt down as to whether it’s playing on a stage near you. The Frederick Wiseman documentary, after decades of it having been banned, has officially been out on dvd since 2007. A quite extraordinary undertaking? It seems like it. If you have seen this ballet, do tell.

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Lee Miller

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Miller as a fashion photographer for Vogue [1941]
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Miller in staged photograph bathing in Hitler’s bathtub [1944]
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The Burgermeister’s Daughter [Regina Lisso] [1945]

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Lee Miller, WWII war correspondent in Life magazine

Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, Lady Penrose [b. April 23, 1907 – d. July 21, 1977],  was an American who played muse to Man Ray, a high fashion model, a fashion photographer and World War II war photographer.

Brian Eno: 71

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Eno lookin’ like a snack [c. mid-1970s]
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Eno working on Another Green World [1975]

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno [b. May 15, 1948] is an English musician, record producer, and visual artist best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music.

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

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Kazimir Severinovich Malevich [b. February 23, 1879 – d. May 15, 1935] was a Russian avant-garde artist and art theorist, whose pioneering work and writing had a profound influence on the development of non-objective, or abstract art, in the 20th century.