Happy 81st death anniversary, Harry, hope that worked out for you. And the Fire Princess too. Fools.
There’s also a cool illustration by Alastair from Red Skeletons but you can skip the boilerplate bio of Crosby, we’ve read it before and elsewhere and with much more nuance and perception.
Erik Rodgers, however, offers some of the most intelligent commentary on both Harry and Caresse Crosby out there, including:
“I actually came upon
Caresse first, while developing a project on Salvador Dalí. [My business
partner] was intrigued by the idea of such an accomplished and independent
female from that era, and started researching her life. Of course
as soon as she began reading about Caresse, she discovered Harry as well.
Their story captured her imagination, and she began relating to me some of the
details as she read them. We both felt there was something vital and overlooked
in their story, something that had been obscured by all the scandal and
Check out Black Sun: The Life and Death of Harry Crosby, A Play presented by the Black Sun Players.