Friday, December 10, 2010
Harry Crosby Death Day 2010
Coilhouse.net has a very interesting and encouraging interview with Erik Rodgers, founder of String and a Can Productions.
There's also a cool illustration by Alastair from Red Skeletons but you can skip the boilerplate bio of Crosby, we've read it before and elsewhere and with much more nuance and perception.
Erik Rodgers, however, offers some of the most intelligent commentary on both Harry and Caresse Crosby out there, including:
"I actually came upon Caresse first, while developing a project on Salvador Dalí. [My business partner] was intrigued by the idea of such an accomplished and independent female from that era, and started researching her life. Of course as soon as she began reading about Caresse, she discovered Harry as well. Their story captured her imagination, and she began relating to me some of the details as she read them. We both felt there was something vital and overlooked in their story, something that had been obscured by all the scandal and negative criticism."
Check out Black Sun: The Life and Death of Harry Crosby, A Play presented by the Black Sun Players.