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Loose Forces: Notes on Transport Group and William Inge
John Cariani and Emily Skinner in Picnic. All of the houses and all of the people in plays by William Inge, Elia Kazan told me, are haunted by sex. Sex is the character--primary, for sure--that you will not find listed in the playbill, but it's there, doing...

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Katharine Hepburn on David Lean: Control With Caring
David Lean and Katharine Hepburn on the set of Summertime. Interview with Katharine Hepburn Conducted by James Grissom New York City 1990 David Lean is a genius. No question about it. You can watch anything he has made, anything he has touched, and you can ...

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Maria Dizzia: Extremist
     Through the years, many actors, as well as those who love them and watch them, have considered better terms for what they do. "Acting," Marlon Brando said, implied "trickery, fraud, gestures to convey what should be felt. 'Acting,' he insisted, was a f...

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Katharine Hepburn: I Am Not A Goat
Interview with Katharine Hepburn Conducted by James Grissom New York City 1990 I don't get offended any longer. Not at all. I mean about myself. I get offended for other people and for things that are done to this country, to institutions. I get outraged wh...

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Deborah Kerr on Truman Capote: Air and Sugar and Warmth
Truman Capote captured by Carl Van Vechten Interview with Deborah Kerr Conducted by James Grissom Via Telephone 1991 I don't mean this to be condescending or critical or...Well, I thought of him always as a child. Very sweet and small and tentative. I know ...

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The Flying Houses of Laurent Chéhère
The "Flying Houses" are inspired by a poetic vision of old Paris, by Jules Verne, Albert Robida, Moebius, Hayao Miyazaki, Albert Lamorisse, Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini, Marcel Carné, Jean Cocteau, and a lot of other references.  These buildings are also i...

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The incredible Lusia Strus. Every life should have one.

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