Biography

Harry Everett Smith (May 29, 1923 in Portland, Oregon – November 27, 1991 in New York City) was a visual artist, experimental filmmaker, record collector, bohemian, mystic, and largely self-taught student of anthropology. Smith was an important figure in the Beat Generation scene in New York City, and his activities, such as his use of mind-altering substances and interest in esoteric spirituality, anticipated aspects of the Hippie movement. Besides his films, Smith is widely known for his influential Anthology of American Folk Music, drawn from his extensive collection of out-of-print commercial 78 rpm recordings.

Throughout his life Smith was an inveterate collector. In addition to records, artifacts he collected included string figures,[1] paper airplanes, Seminole textiles, and Ukrainian Easter eggs.

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Harry Everett Smith (May 29, 1923 in Portland, Oregon – November 27, 1991 in New York City) was a visual artist, experimental filmmaker, record collector, bohemian, mystic, and largely self-taught student of anthropology. Smith was an important figure in the Beat Generation scene in New York City, and his activities, such as his use of mind-altering substances and interest in esoteric spirituality, anticipated aspects of the Hippie movement. Besides his films, Smith is widely known for his influential Anthology of American Folk Music, drawn from his extensive collection of out-of-print commercial 78 rpm recordings.

Throughout his life Smith was an inveterate collector. In addition to records, artifacts he collected included string figures,[1] paper airplanes, Seminole textiles, and Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Everett Smith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1923-05-29

Day of Death 1991-11-27

Place of Birth Portland, Oregon

Official Site http://harrysmitharchives.com/

Also Known As

  • Harry Everett Smith

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1987 Early AbstractionsDirector
1980 No. 18: MahagonnyDirector
1980 No. 19Director
1979 No. 17: Mirror AnimationsDirector
1967 No. 16: Oz: The Tin Woodman's DreamDirector
1965 No. 14: Late SuperimpositionsDirector
1965 No. 15Director
1962 No. 13: OzDirector
1962 No. 12: Heaven and Earth MagicDirector
1956 No. 11: Mirror AnimationsDirector
1956 No. 10Director
1954 No. 9Director
1954 No. 8Director
1950 No. 7: Color StudyDirector
1950 No. 6Director
1949 No. 5: Circular Tensions (Homage to Oskar Fischinger)Director
1947 No. 4: Fast TrackDirector
1946 No. 3: InterwovenDirector
1941 No. 2: Message From the SunDirector
1939 No. 1: A Strange DreamDirector

Acting

2017 Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel
1997 Birth of a Nation as Himself
1969 Diaries Notes and Sketches as Himself

Writing

1965 Chinese CheckersStory

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