Classical Broadway actress born 1928, Marian Seldes has had a long carreer starting 1947 in New York stage venues, appearing in classical plays like Euripedes’ Medea, Giraudoux, Tchekov, … In the 1960s, she was involved in Tenessee Williams and Edward Albee plays. Marian Seldes played Alice Toklas in ‘Gertrude Stein and a Companion’, a 1986 TV program based on Stein and Toklas relationship. She was also interviewed in the documentary ‘Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud’, PBS, 1996, which I’d be curious to see. Additionaly, she appeared recently in ‘Sex and the City’ as well.
This 1963 LP, part of Folkways Records/Smithsonian Folkways Poet’s Theatre Series, is a reading from 2 Gertrude Stein’s books: side A has ‘Making of the americans’ (written 1906-8, p1925) and side B has ‘Lectures in America’ (1934). This lovely reading is very nice to hear, thanks to Marian Seldes’ smooth voice.
6p booklet of texts included in the compressed file.