I just noticed this review in Screening the Past, the international, refereed electronic journal of screen history. I've only met Horak a few times, but he was the archivist at the Munich archive who helped me identify Alice Guy Blaché's Solax film Cupid and the Comet, one of her funniest cross-dressing films. He's reviewing the catalogue that Joan Simon edited for the Whitney Exhibit, to which I contributed, but he took a sentence or two to say a few things about my books, The Lost Visionary:
A major film Retrospective and other events featuring the work of Alice Guy Blaché, will be held from September 2009 through January 2010 in venues such as The Whitney Museum of Art, MOMA, the Brooklyn Fine Arts Museum and other venues.
Crossing the Line 2009 Alice Guy Blaché Film Score Project with Tender Forever, Du Yun, Tamar Muskal, and Missy Mazzoli Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8pm Florence Gould Hall 55 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022 Tickets from ticketmaster: Call: 212 307 4100
My first encounter with Alice Guy Blaché, the one that changed my life forever, happened on a sunny day in New York City in 1985. I was in my second year of film school in the Graduate Film Production program at New York University, and I was working on a movie shoot with a friend. Read more »