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Fast Lerner

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on May 26, 2021 by dcairns

Excited to receive my copy of COLUMBIA NOIR 3 from Indicator. I’ve contributed a text essay on THE DARK PAST but what interests me most, asides from further contributions by pals like Pamela Hutchinson, Eddie Muller, Eloise Ross and Adrian Martin, is all the Irving Lerner stuff — short subjects that might be available somewhere online but which I mightn’t have tracked them down, critical writing by the man himself, and a reminder that he was an actual Soviet spy who risked the death penalty by photographing a Project Manhattan cyclotron…

I previously wrote about the Lerner film, CITY OF FEAR, here.