Take A Tour Of Henry Miller’s Bathroom.
Published on July 18th, 2012
Recently, on our weekly show CCN, we have been talking about the seminal author Henry Miller quite a bit, which has re-sparked my interest in his work. It was only the other day that I realised, I have never heard his voice. So I jumped to the YouChoobs, and found this excellent piece of Miller taking a documentarian on a guided tour of his bathroom art collection. What’s interesting, is that each picture sparks a great – and very funny – anecdote:
Tom Schiller’s 1975 short documentary (35mins) follows Miller from the microcosmos of his very own shit-hole to a mock-up 1890s New York of his childhood — or “that old shit-hole, New York’” (in fact the set for Hello Dolly, with Barbra Streisand & Walter Matthau, 1969). Schiller describes his documentary this way: ‘A guided tour of the pictures and artefacts of his bathroom’ … i.e. his noggin
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