• Short Summary

    Visnews went to London's Planetarium May 6 for a reception given by publishers Heinerran for the new Flour Cowles book - the Case of Salvador Dali (The Biography of a Great Eccentric), and in common with all others present Visnews paid its attention to the subject of the book himself - Salvador Dali - surrealist painter, creator, philosopher, self-styled cosmologist, cosmophonist, respecter of the infinite the abstract, rejector of the practical, the human,
    By request, the Ambassador art-oritios, writers, publishers and 'personalities' present fired questions at Dali, who posed beneath the complex Zeiss Ikon projector which stimulates the movements of the Heavenly bodies.

  • Description

    Visnews went to London's Planetarium May 6 for a reception given by publishers Heinerran for the new Flour Cowles book - the Case of Salvador Dali (The Biography of a Great Eccentric), and in common with all others present Visnews paid its attention to the subject of the book himself - Salvador Dali - surrealist painter, creator, philosopher, self-styled cosmologist, cosmophonist, respecter of the infinite the abstract, rejector of the practical, the human,
    By request, the Ambassador art-oritios, writers, publishers and 'personalities' present fired questions at Dali, who posed beneath the complex Zeiss Ikon projector which stimulates the movements of the Heavenly bodies. Sample answers - the greatest artist alive today is Picasso - the greatest genius is Dali - Dali does nothing to protect his 'antennae' mustaches from radio-motive fallout - and in more of the same vein - Of course the Pope is more infallible than Dali.

    When asked by reporter on the spot - in lighter vain - what he thought of London, Dali donned a London smog-mask, and his look said "we must all look to the future".

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLVM68BPO1M554OHCMQWPXVG6
    Media URN:
    VLVACLVM68BPO1M554OHCMQWPXVG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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