Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were so far ahead of their time that they feel modern today. The lifelong lovers and artistic collaborators—born Lucie Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, respectively—refused to conform to societal expectations of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, defending gender equity and espousing freedom of sexual orientation. They produced a vast collection of surrealistic photographs, most of themselves, that toyed with identity and gender, and their boldness extended to wartime resistance against the Nazis resulting in arrest and imprisonment.
Renowned author Rupert Thomson looks at these two remarkable French women and their legacy in a discussion of his newly released novel Never Anyone But You, which recreates their lives and love. He is interviewed by Angela Elam of KCUR-FM's New Letters on the Air.
The event marks LGBT Pride Month.