On November 12, 2015, at the Huntington Library, Armistead Maupin delivered a lecture about Christopher Isherwood, “My Logical Grandfather.” This charming, ribald, irresistibly personal presentation opened two days of scholarly papers from Isherwood scholars around the world: Lisa Colletta, Robert Caserio, Carola Kaplan, Bidhan Roy, Jamie Carr, Victor Marsh, Lois Cucullu, Jaimie Harker, Barrie Jean Borich, Katherine Bucknell, Doug Armato, and Wendy Moffat offered brilliant new thinking on Isherwood and his achievements. The two-day conference at the Huntington was convened by Chris Freeman and James Berg and sponsored by the Isherwood Foundation.
While the conference was on in Pasadena, Tina Mascara and Guido Santi’s documentary Chris and Don was screened at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, Friday evening, November 13.
The weekend culminated in Santa Monica on Saturday night November 14 with a gala fundraising dinner, “An Evening with Chris and Don.”
Isherwood in California
The Huntington Library Blog - Posted on November 5, 2015 by James J. Berg and Chris Freeman
In February 2013 Don Bachardy launched a new website, www.donbachardy.com
In September 2013, Chatto and Windus, London, released THE ANIMALS: LOVE LETTERS BETWEEN CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD AND DON BACHARDY. This hardcover edition is edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell, editor of Isherwood’s diaries. It is available by order from Amazon.co.uk
On May 18, 2014, in honor of Don Bachardy's 80th birthday, Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York, released THE ANIMALS: LOVE LETTERS BETWEEN CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD AND DON BACHARDY. It is edited and introduced by Katherine Bucknell, editor of Isherwood’s diaries. THE ANIMALS is available as a Kindle book or in print from Amazon.co.uk
Photo by Florence Homolka, 1962
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