The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf
eyeteeth

Frances Farmer will have her stix on Seattle



Did Kurt and Courtney name their daughter after Frances Farmer? She's not a very auspicious person to be named after. She didn't get lobotomized, but she was in an institution for seven years -- whether justifiably or not -- and that can't have been fun.

Maybe you saw that 1982 movie Frances, in which Jessica Lange as Frances Farmer gets an ice pick in the eye from "Dr. Harlington," who is clearly supposed to be Walter. ("My ice pick technique," he says. Check the goatee!) But in reality there's no record of anyone matching Farmer's description being lobotomized at the hospital where she was institutionalized. And can you imagine Walter Freeman operating on a movie star and not telling anyone? If you can imagine that, I have clearly not done a very good job conveying my sense of his personality.

I could not, of course, capture any fraction of Farmer's classic beauty, but I did give her eyelashes.
Tags: beautiful women, frances farmer, operation cease and desist letter, walter freeman
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