Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yousuf Karsh


Peter Lorre, 1946
"The large sign on the driveway outside of his home read 'Beware of Ferocious Dogs.' They turned out to be two frisky Pekingese. His screen role as the sensitive deviant "M" had launched his European career as a serious actor. The American movie legend of Peter Lorre was that of the timorous, sometimes menacing, sometimes bumbling sidekick of the arch villain. He turned out to be a gemütlich Viennese gentlemen of wit and culture."

Yousuf Karsh at the MFA in Boston, September 23, 2008 thru January 19, 2009

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