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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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Lady in the Dark

Robert Sitton

Columbia University Press

This chapter details the events in Iris Barry's life in 1957. After their move to town, Iris and Pierre survived on her pension and a small income derived from his work fixing up old houses for possible sale. When these prospects dissipated, they turned to work Pierre had done before—selling antiques. On March 29, 1957, her friend Chick Austin died of lung cancer at age 56. After Chick's death, there was no assurance of commissions to continue work on the Austin house. Iris and Pierre decided it was time to build up their antiques business. After Austin's death, his widow, Helen, turned to settling his affairs. She looked into the house in Fayence through a local attorney named Marquand, who was conversant with French property laws.

Keywords:   Iris Barry, Pierre Kerroux, Chick Austin

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