Links for today

  • Anderson Cooper’s mother. Who knew? Insane family history, including a brother who jumped from a 14th story window killing himself in front of his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
  • Arbus’ photograph “Identical Twins” is tenth on the list of most expensive photographs having sold in 2004 for $478,400. To gain credibility, she took photos of Gloria Vanderbilt’s son, Anderson Cooper.
  • “Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus (Kidman) falls in with Lionel Sweeney (Downey Jr.), an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.” – IMDB

    While at times the pace of this film does slow a bit, Fur is a uniquely creative journey in storytelling. Using a single fictional character, we see the real Arbus become inspired to turn her lens on societies often overlooked members.