He who looks for beauty will find it

Documentaries are wonderful. Now that I have watched nearly every British series I can stand I am on the hunt for docs about artists and artists lives. The Grenhams introduced me to Bill Cunningham’s wonderful audio pieces for the Times and I was curious about this Mr Rogers with a thrilling Boston accent and egalitarian approach to fashion.
“Don’t ever get involved with money” if they pay you, then they own you, bill says, by way of explaining why he never took money for his work at details. “avoid the traps of the rich”
“it is as true today as it ever was, he who goes looking for beauty will find it.”

I dreamt last night that I was in an old fashioned projection booth and it was time to change the reel.

I won’t say more about this, as there are many quiet surprises in the film. Watch it and tell me what you think.


Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

One thought on “He who looks for beauty will find it”

  1. Yes, this was a wonderful documentary. Actually, took it out of the library. Who needs Netflix when you have NYPL! I love how humble and simple a life he leads while working in maybe two of the least humble and simple industries – fashion and journalism. And his steadfast adherence to his principles. I found him inspiring and such an NYC character. One of these days I’ll go in late to work and hang out on 5th Ave in the morning and try to see him at work. Glad you enjoyed it also.

    Don’t know if this is your taste, but I just saw a great documentary on The Ramones, specifically Johnny Ramone, called Too Tough To Die. It was centered on a tribute concert done just before he died, with interviews from other artists interspersed. You may enjoy it.


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