Friday, July 27, 2012

Fickle Dame Fortune

Actor Bradley Cooper is working on a new production of The Elephant Man, a play about the hideously deformed Joseph Merrick. He made this observation to Elizabeth Kolbert of The New Yorker:
You never know what your legacy is going to be. Here's this guy who was heavily deformed, and died at twenty-seven in London Hospital in 1889 or 1890. And it's 2012, and all of these people are getting together to tell this story. And the guy who was the most popular, sexiest man alive in 1889? Nobody knows who the fuck that was.

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