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Judith Malina meets Dorothy & Ammon - Catholic Worker odds & ends
August 21st, 2009
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Judith Malina meets Dorothy & Ammon
"...I saw folks distributing copies of THE CATHOLIC WORKER. I introduced myself and offered to help. Ammon Hennacy gave me some to hand out and despite my religious difference I did so gladly. Ammon had seen "The Idiot King" and treats me like a friend. I like his ornery plainness, and Dorothy Day, to whom he introduced me, won all my heart instantly. She is a tall woman, strong boned and sharply molded, her white hair wound in braids around her head and a face and a glance that are fire and poetry. She wore a Hopi cross and a locket that contains a relic of St. Anthony."---from THE DIARIES OF JUDITH MALINA, Grove Press, New York, 1984.

Judith Malina and her late husband, Julian Beck, were the founders of The Living Theater. This item goes on to describe the first mandatory air raid drill in New York City in 1955 and the 30 days the women protesters, including Dorothy Day and Deane Mowrer, spent in the Women's House of Detention on Greenwich Avenue in New York's Greenwich Village. It graphically describes a strip search they had to undergo for illegal drugs! RS.

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