Tennessee Williams on Gena Rowlands: Spread the Word

Photograph by Peter Lindbergh/1996/

Interview with Tennessee Williams
Conducted by James Grissom
New Orleans

We have to be witnesses to each other--all of us--but particularly among artists. I know that people understand and respect the concept of loyalty among friends and lovers; peers and comrades. I believe in loyalty toward those who have given so much to our lives without the benefit of social or sexual intercourse--artists who have endowed us with their souls.

We must be loyal to them. Show them respect. Spread the word. Be a witness.

I'll give you a list, and the first name is that of Gena Rowlands.

May I tell you why?

The hands of Gena Rowlands/Peter Lindbergh/1996/

© 2014 James Grissom


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