EXPLORING TERRY GILLIAM’S ARCHIVE
Terry Gilliam’s daughter Holly has created a blog, “Discovering Dad,” dedicated to the exploration of her father’s enormous and rich archive. Here’s her opening post:
In October 2011 I took on the mamouth task of organising my father’s archive – all his work from pre-Python days, as a cartoonist, photojournalist & assistnat editor for Help! magazine, through all his original artwork and cut-outs for Python animation, posters, logos and generally everything Python, to his storyboards, designs and sketches for his feature films and other non-film related projects (including his opera of “Faust” and that infamous Nike commercial). Why!? Because I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by my father’s amazing work all my life and I think it should be seen by everyone so I am organising the archive so it can eventually be put in a book and an exhibition. Along the (dusty) way I have uncovered absolute gems. I have set up this blog to share my journey and some of the “gems” I find along the way… Enjoy.
For Gilliam fans, her blog is a treasure trove with “discoveries of the day” that stretch from pre-Monty Python times to the present. Holly Gilliam also tweets at @hollydubois. (And after checking out her blog, read here at Filmmaker “The Terry Gilliam School of Film: 10 Lessons for Directors Today.”)