A while back, I posted about Henry Miller having "his own" MySpace page
. Well, it seems there's another Miller MySpace page, this one in French
. It's much of the same as the other one, with several "friends" leaving words of adoration and love for Henry. But this particular site also features a bunch of rare Miller snapshots, all seemingly from personal collections.
Henry Miller with Eddie Schwartz and the Henry Miller Literary Society (described below).
The photographs appear on three pages. They don't provide much background information, but the photo tags do imply
(I say again, IMPLY) the occassions for which they were shot. Here are the links to each group:
HENRY MILLER AT UCLA IN 1972
Three snapshots in muted colour of Miller surrounded by students and holding some kind of model rocket.
Link to UCLA 1972
MILLER WITH YOUNG COUPLE - TAGGED AS "GOWLAND"
Two black and white shots of Henry checking out the back of a van and holding a cigarette while chatting with a young man and woman. Probably shot by Peter Gowland
. Once thing's for sure: the young guy is sporting a textbook example of a beatnik beard, so I'm guessing this is early 1960s.
Link to: Miller - "Gowland"
VERY OLD MILLER IN COLOUR SNAPS WITH TWO BOYS
On the same page as above are three amateur colour photos: one of Miller speaking to a blonde woman at (his?) table, with his artwork on the walls; two of an almost senile-looking Miller in bathrobe while two dapper young Asian teen boys pose with him and his artwork.
Same link as above.
MILLER WITH THE HENRY MILLER LITERARY SOCIETY
Here are ten interesting black & white photos of Miller apparently
[the photos are tagged "literarysociety"] at a meeting of the Henry Miller Literary Society
(of Minneapolis). The society existed from 1955-1967, which gives us a time-frame for these shots.
Link to: Miller & Literary Society
I assume these pictures are coming from the MySpace operator's personal collection. Whoever this MySpace operator is, please, keep them coming!