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‘The City‘ (1939) is a pioneering short documentary film which attempts to contrast the evils of the industrialized city with the idyllic conditions one finds in small-town America.
It was adapted by Lewis Mumford from the story by Pare Lorentz, and was directed by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke, with music by Aaron Copland. According to Peter Oberlander and Eva Newbrun, the film was the idea of Catherine Bauer. It was produced for the 1939 New York World’s Fair as part of the “City of Tomorrow” exhibit.
Lamentation for Hank Williams
–If I can’t finish writing a song in ten minutes then it ain’t worth the finishing,
said Hank to a reporter.
A camera was busy taking pictures for LIFE magazine.
–I’ll never get out of this world alive,
wrote Hank in a song
sung for millions at The Grand Ole Opry
published by Acuff-Rose Sales Inc.
recorded by MGM records
flat-picking his D-28
backed up by The Drifting Cowboys
night after night & during the days
playing at picnics, rallies
supermarket gala openings
–There’s no dreams but bad ones,
Hank told his wife Audrey
who told her lover who told the doctor
who could not heal him
places no longer places
velocity of faces
& he burned down, died at 29 of an overdose
kindly rocked to sleep in the back seat of his Cadillac
being driven to a concert
New Year’s Day 1953
Jorge Pardo, ‘Me and my mum’ (1991)
A refabrication of Le Corbusier’s classic chair and loveseat using industrial copper tubing, rather than the polished steel tubes that form the core of the original.