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Lady in the DarkIris Barry and the Art of Film$
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Robert Sitton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165785

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.001.0001

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Temora Farm

Temora Farm

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Lady in the Dark

Robert Sitton

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on Iris Barry and Dick Abbott's decision to purchase a place in the country in 1940. Ever since her childhood on a farm in England, Iris had harbored dreams of escaping city life, a predilection apparently shared by Abbott, who had fantasized in their prenuptial days about moving with Iris to a ranch in the Southwest. She and Abbott took possession of a historic eighteenth-century manor house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, called Temora Farm. Temora Farm was the first serious attempt on Iris' part to get back to the land, and although Iris and Abbott did not hold title to Temora for long, the farm provided Iris with a rare sanctuary. It was also there that the reality of war came to them.

Keywords:   Dick Abbot, manor house, Temora Farm

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