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In 2002, Gillian Laub ’97 made what would be the first of many trips to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to photograph the lives of teenagers in the South. What she discovered was an idyllic yet racially divided town struggling to confront longstanding issues of race and inequality. For the next decade,…
Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’45 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett asking whether I’d be interested in doing this movie,” Hirsch said in a 1987 interview. “I threw it away, and a couple of months later…
When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho Marx sent this reply. He eventually donated correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and eight other…