Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line

John Howes has suggested that you might want to view this documentary on the BBC iPlayer here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hy2p/lee-miller-a-life-on-the-front-line – available for the next few weeks:

When Lee Miller returned to New York from Europe in October 1932, newspaper reporters were waiting to greet her as her ship docked. Disembarking in a smart beret and fur-collared coat, she smiled for the journalist from the New York World-Telegram. When he referred to her as ‘one of the most photographed girls in Manhattan’, she retorted, ‘I’d rather take a picture than be one.’

Lee Miller is one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century. A model turned photographer turned war reporter, Miller chose to live her life by her own rules.

This film celebrates a subject who defied anyone who tried to pin her down, put her on a pedestal or pigeonhole her in any way. It tells the story of a trailblazer, often at odds with the morality of the day, who refused to be subjugated by the dominant male figures around her.

2 thoughts on “Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line”

  1. Mike (Harris)

    We may want to leave it until we have all been vaccinated, but a trip to the Lee Miller archive at Farley Farm, Chiddingly, is a wonderful experience.

    I organised a CCC trip when I was Prog Sec. 2003/ 4 I think.

    Yep recorded and watched Saturday’s programme. Oh, and have 2 of her prints.

    Regards, Glyn

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