Hirshhorn Gallery, Bertil, Smithsonian, lecture


Here is a portion of Don Pruitt's report on Bertil's talk of June 26 at the Hirshhorn Gallery: "Alla and I have just returned from Bertil's outstanding lecture at the Smithsonian. The talk was fascinating, with several new (to me) photos and sound tracks, including a wonderful Carmen Flower Song from the Firestone Hour and a 'La donna e mobile' from, of all places, the Ed Sullivan Show. The latter used a seductive Maddalena mime who clung to JB throughout, apparently affecting his performance toward greatest fears of verisimilitude that the usual partaker of this role could ever hope for.

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