VOGUE: Katherine Ross


After his article about "hippie culture" was published in Vogue magazine in 1967, Kurt followed up in 1968 with an article intended for Vogue about actress Katherine Ross. Though Ross indeed was featured on Vogue's cover,  Kurt's article did not appear inside. With it's analogy of Ross as a peridot, a chrysolite jewel, one suspects it was too erudite, too unusual, not "Hollywood" enough. Though he had published a profile of Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Eye magazine, this article/interview with Ross certainly was a departure for Kurt, and remains a charming portrait of its time.