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A Poem Is a Naked Person ()


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Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).

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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Andersen ...
Himself (as Eric Anderson)
Malissa Bates ...
Herself
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Himself
David Briggs ...
Himself
Ambrose Campbell ...
Himself
Pete Drake ...
Himself
Mary Egan ...
Herself (as 'Sweet' Mary Egan)
Jim Franklin ...
Himself
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Himself
Charlie McCoy ...
Himself
Bill Mullins ...
Himself
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Himself
Mary Russell ...
Herself
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Herself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Les Blank

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Les Blank ... ()

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Harrod Blank ... executive producer
Denny Cordell ... producer
Leon Russell ... producer

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Les Blank

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Les Blank

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Eric Alvarado ... colorist
Maureen Gosling ... assistant editor / trailer editor
Eugene Lehnert ... digital intermediate editor

Production Management

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Anthony Matt ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Maureen Gosling ... sound recordist
Kevin Wilson ... re-recording mixer

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Maureen Gosling ... assistant camera

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Alicia Peña ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

This film was not officially released in 1974 and shown only at non-profit institutions with Les Blank appearing in person. After Les Blank's death in 2013, Les'son Harrod Blank and Leon Russell came to an agreement to remaster and release the film. Janus Films and Criterion are currently distributing the film in North America. Written by excentrix@aol.com

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Also Known As
  • A Poem Is a Naked Person (United States)
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  • 90 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $362, 17 Jul 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia As producer of this film, Leon Russell did not allow it to be commercially distributed for many years. As of 2012, it could only be shown when presented by director Les Blank in person to a nonprofit organization. However, after Blank's death, his son Harrod Blank succeeded in persuading Russell to allow the film to be released. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Out in the Woods (2016). See more »

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