Theater video tags: in memoriam

Spalding Gray


The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin recently acquired the archives of Spalding Gray, the author, actor, and monologuist who died in 2004. Among the materials in the collection are notebooks and diaries Gray used while writing his performance pieces, including “Swimming to Cambodia,” the first few minutes of which is seen here.

Jim Carroll’s Last Book


Poet and musician Jim Carroll was putting the finishing touches on a novel when he passed away on September 11, 2009. Next week Viking will publish that novel, The Petting Zoo. This is the music video of The Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died,” which appeared on the soundtrack of the 1995 film version of his autobiography, The Basketball Diaries, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


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