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The Legend of Maya Deren, Volume I, Part Two: Chambers (1942-47)
by Vèvè A. Clark, Millicent Hodson, Catrina Neiman and Francine Bailey Price

Anthology Film Archives, 2006
684 pages

Vèvè A. Clark, Millicent Hodson, Catrina Neiman and Francine Bailey Price have been working collectively since 1975 to locate the documents and interview the people that would illuminate the life of Maya Deren. The project makes available the materials given by the Special Collection of the Boston University Library. These materials have been complemented by extensive interviews and Deren’s writings and photographs that have been scattered in out-of-print journals or treasured in the hands of family and friends.

The Legend of Maya Deren, which is divided chronologically into three volumes, places Maya Deren’s life and achievements in a historical perspective. The work is intended to be a tool not only for understanding the individual, Maya Deren, but the movement she fostered in film, the situation of women in her time, and the cultural cross currents from which she emerged.

Volume I, Part Two: Chambers (1942-47) documents Deren’s development as a filmmaker and contains film scripts, articles she wrote on film-making, her earliest publicity, reviews and a facsimile reproduction of An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film. Also included are correspondence, excerpts from grant applications and production ledgers, photographs—many by Deren herself, and interviews with friends and critics.