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Getting started on Grey Gardens


Praise for Salesman
Albert Maysles Film-maker
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At that time Marilyn was married to Arthur Miller and so- and Arthur Miller played some part in the making of "Bus Stop"- I don't know if he wrote the script or what. So when we made "Salesman" Arthur Miller got to see the film and, and gave us a wonderful positive quote about how he appreciated the film. And Norman Mailer also gave us a wonderful quote- something to the effect that he thought it told more about America than perhaps any other film. So that was nice also.

Albert Maysles (1926-2015) known for his important documentaries on Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, pioneered the documentary style known as Direct Cinema. He helped create techniques still widely used in modern documentary production, as well as many of the techniques used in reality TV.

Listeners: Sara Maysles Tamara Tracz Rebekah Maysles

Sara Maysles, daughter of Albert Maysles, is currently doing her BA in East Asian Studies at Columbia University, and working as an Archivist of the photographs and photographic material at Maysles Films Inc., Albert‚s film production company. She spent ten months out of two years working with Tibetan refugees at a center in Nepal, and continues to travel back and forth between America and Asia.

Tamara Tracz is a writer and filmmaker based in London.

Rebekah Maysles, daughter of Albert Maysles, is an artist living between New York and Philadelphia. She has her own line of clothing, Blackberryrose, and co-runs the store Sodafine in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, a vintage and handmade store that sells clothing, books and other products made by artists.

Tags: Bus Stop, Salesman, USA, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer

Duration: 50 seconds

Date story recorded: September 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008