9 in HIGH x 7 in WIDE
(22.86 cm HIGH x 17.78 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

Author Henry Miller seated at desk cutting daisy petals with large scissors. From caption pasted on back but covering front of photo: "STIRS THE CRITICS -- Author Henry Miller, who came to the Big Sur country, 35 miles to the south of Carmel, Calif., in 1943, after a long residence in Paris, has been variously called the leader of a new cult of mysticism and surrealism, a top-drawer writer with new ideas and a charming fellow wo(sp) writes beautiful prose. In his latest book, limited to 800 copies at $100 each and printed by hand with the silk-screen process, his new art form is a combination of handwriting, in ink, with symbolic illustrations. Here, Miller, shown against bckground of his latest book, declined to peel an egg with scissors to comply with a photoraphers request to 'do something surrealistic.' He said it would be more natural to snip petals off a daisy." 171 1120a 12/16/47 AJE FX WABC 155 WIDE WORLD PLEASE CREDIT A76963 (This picture is for use in papers of Sunday, Dec. 28 (note release date) and thereafter, with Elmont Waite's Carmel, Calif., AP Newsfeatures story on Henry Miller) Henry Miller is dressed is a light colored (gray?) suit with white shirt and a dark tie with a triangular pattern. He has short hair, wears glasses and is looking intently at his project -- cutting the petals off a daisy flower. His left elbow rests on the desk and in his left hand he is holding a lighted cigarette between his first two fingers and a white daisy with fingers three and four. His right hand also rests on the desk and holds a pair of large scissors with which he is cutting the petals off the daisy. On the desk are what appear to be an egg resting on a small glass (cream?) bottle, There are also various enlarged pages on the wall behind him and on the desk. On the left side of the photo is a page with handwritten text at the top, a large (prehistoric?) bird and the outline of houses and buildings that start with one at the top of the page and fan out to be many at the bottom of the page. To the right of this page is a very large page of handwritten text. In front of this page various books. Among them are "Topic of Cancer" (dark with title in white box); behind it a book "The _______________ with a cover of alternating stripes of light and dark; below it a person's enalrged eye. On the corner of the "eye" is drapped a white cloth. Other books and possibly a binder are lso visible.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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