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Marie Menken
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Filmmaker
    (May 25, 1909-December 29, 1970)
    Born in Brooklyn, New York
    Birth name was Marie Menkevicius
    Experimental filmmaker
    Appeared in the Andy Warhol films 'The Life of Juanita Castro' (1965) and 'Chelsea Girls' (1966)
    Directed 'Visual Notes on Noguchi' (1945), 'Glimpse of the Garden' (1957), 'Moonplay' (1962), 'Notebook' (1963), 'Go! Go! Go!' (1964) and 'Andy Warhol' (1965)
    Subject of the documentary 'Notes on Marie Menken' (2006)
    A lot of her films have been lost.
    The New York Times noted that when she appeared in 'Chelsea Girls,' she was in her mid-50s and 'easily looked 20 years older.'
    Her and husband Willard Maas's boozing and arguing inspired Edward Albee's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
    She started as an abstract painter before taking up film.
    Filmmaker Jonas Mekas wrote, 'She took the film in a completely new direction, away from classic filmmaking and into a new adventure.'
    Her 'Glimpse of the Garden' was chosen for preservation in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry (2007).

Credit: C. Fishel


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