Harry Everett Smith


It is a little known nugget of trivia that the obsessive music archivist responsible for the Anthology of American Folk Music was also an experimental filmmaker / artist / mystic lauded by Kenneth Anger as being the “greatest living magician” who died, while singing, in Paola Igliori’s arms in NY’s famed Chelsea Hotel. Also, his wife’s name was Rosebud. Here is a video that barely scratches the surface of what an inigmatic talent the world had in Mr. Smith. We recommend some heavy googling with the left hand and repeated toasting to a great man with the right. Check it out.

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