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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

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This chapter summarizes the discussion of Iris Barry's life in the preceding chapters, details events following her death, and presents some final thoughts. Iris lies in a nondescript grave in Fayence. James Thrall Soby, Philip Johnson, Jock Whitney, and Nelson Rockefeller covered her funeral and hospital expenses. In 2010 the village of Fayence dedicated a small film theater in her name. There is a plot of purple irises near the boule court in the middle of town. While her personal life was not exemplary, Iris's professional accomplishments endure. Every in the world of film there are benefits traceable to her, in the many centers of exhibition, education, preservation, and distribution inspired by her example.

Keywords:   Iris Barry, biography, death

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