Extensive account about Bobby and Didi
A written account by Andrew Sherwood, who was friendly with people around Judson Dance Theater and the Factory, about an encounter with Bobby and his girlfriend Didi in the mid-1960s.
Bobby Driscoll Facts
Floating Bear # 33
Series 33 of The Floating Bear newsletter which features Bobby’s poem, The Sunday Bonnet.
A Hatful of Rain (Movie)
The movie, A Hatful of Rain (1957), was one of the first motion pictures to depict heroin abuse on the big screen. This movie gives insight on how heroin addiction can negatively affect a marriage, and also was filmed in New York City (the city where Bobby ultimately died in the 1960s).
Based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo, this screen drama focuses on Johnny Pope (Don Murray), a Korean War vet with a severe morphine habit. Though Johnny tries to keep his addiction a secret from his pregnant wife, Celia (Eva Marie Saint), and his brother, Polo (Anthony Franciosa), his deception becomes difficult to maintain, especially in the confines of their small apartment. When Johnny and Polo’s estranged father turns up, the stage is set for plenty of family conflict.
Juanita Hansen’s account of her narcotic addiction (1923)
Silent film star Juanita Hansen’s compelling account of her battle against drug addiction, originally published in 1923. She wrote a series of newspaper articles describing her drug
experiences. This fascinating chronicle was the first time a drug-addicted movie star had ever made such details public.