This is off to a promising start. The further I read the faster I wanted to read, which only occurs in the presence of writing that is quite good or quite bad. This being the former, I am looking forward to part 2 and everything that lies beyond.
What an absolutely compelling and fascinating essay. Your prose had such grace and flow. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, and the photographs complemented the text beautifully. That 1940 image by Kubrick of the couple on the fire escape has always been one of my favorites, but it had been years since I last saw it. Eager to read part two.
Beautiful history and work here. Keep it up and looking forward to part 2!
This is great, beautifully written, and especially interesting to me since I just saw the film "In the Mirror of Maya Deren" last week. This fills in some biographical information that the film was lacking (which is something I liked about it, actually, that it was more art than bio focused) and weaving Katherine Dunham (who I knew nothing about) in is very interesting. Looking forward to the next part!