A Poem Is a Naked Person

A Poem Is a Naked Person

A Poem Is a Naked Person is a film directed by Les Blank, filmed in 1972-1974 but not publicly released until 2015, after Blank's death. The film is a documentary about musician Leon Russell, produced and financed largely by Russell and his then-business partner Denny Cordell. Blank spent a large portion of two years on the film, but then its release was delayed for 40 years due to creative differences and music clearance problems. Blank's son, Harrod Blank (who was a child when the movie was filmed), spent years working on the clearances before it was shown publicly in 2015.


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    contentLocation Oklahoma
    director Les Blank
    publisher Janus Films
    theme documentary