The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

May 30, 2013

May 30, 1928

Agnes Varda, (May 30, 1928) is described as a French director, although her father was Greek, and she was born in Belgium. Varda, pictured below, seems not to have gotten the publicity her accomplishments as a director, a photographer, a writer, and a professor deserve. A later film, 1991's Jacquot de Nantes is a tribute to her late husband, the director Jacques Demy, and includes footage from his films as well as footage of him in his last days. It illustrates the documentary approach she brought, even to fictional works.

She has in the last decade,  received a number of professional salutes, and the artist who said, “This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.” has mine.


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