Jonathan Horowitz

“It’s Magic”/ “Acting the Part”: The Biographies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson

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2-channel video sculpture
Duration: 20:09 minutes
2002

A TV biography of Rock Hudson plays on the left monitor. The image freezes, and a TV biography of Doris Day starts up on the right hand screen. Stopping and starting, the two biographies alternate, as Hudson dies in shame from AIDS-related illness, and Day is lauded by her friends and family.

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