Sunday, February 28, 2010

Larry Withers on DAVID GOODIS....To A Pulp

Brian Greene talks to Larry Withers about his new documentary on one of the greats of noir fiction for Al Guthrie's Noir Zine.

The documentary was made by Larry Withers, who happens to be Elaine’s son.  When his mother died in 1986 Withers discovered among her effects papers relating to a marriage, and subsequent divorce, that no one in the family knew about.  He came to realize that his mother’s partner in this clandestine marriage was a writer named David Goodis.  Withers got intrigued and started learning about Goodis, and his thorough research into the author’s life story and writing record serves as the basis of the documentary.