Gertrude Stein and a companion

United States, 1986

Film
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This film is a compelling exploration of the 40 year tempestuous relationship between the legendary American writer and lecturer, Gertrude Stein, and her beloved companion, Alice B. Toklas. Based entirely on historical materials and the personal letters of Toklas, it provides an intimate portrait of these two unique and unconventional women. Stein’s thoughts on Alice, the arts, America’s Hemingway and other characters are revealed. Scenes from their public and private lives are interwoven with Alice’s recollections of their time together.

Credits

producer

Nancy Walzog

director
Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300315

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Stein, Gertrude

Crafts & Visual Arts → Toklas, Alice B.

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Literature → American literature

Literature → Literature

Literature → Stein, Gertrude

Literature → Toklas, Alice B.

Literature → Women authors

People → Stein, Gertrude

People → Toklas, Alice B.

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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