The Lives of Hamilton Fish New York premiere, May 30, 2104 In 1928, a serial killer named Hamilton “Albert” Fish took a little girl named Grace Budd into the woods of upstate New York and she was n…
"In 1928, a serial killer named Hamilton “Albert” Fish took a little girl named Grace Budd into the woods of upstate New York and she was never heard from again — and this sick destroyer’s own anguish was perhaps never heard the first time. Today few people would recognize his name upon hearing it — but multi-artform practitioner Rachel Mason was there a century later to note the strange counterpoint between that name and that of statesman Hamilton Fish II, whose obituary appeared on the same front page of a New York newspaper as the notice of the other Hamilton’s execution in 1936. Mason’s mission, over eight years, became to unearth their stories, and those of the people around them; to pay attention to what was untold and spin a story or her own from the pulp of ancient chronicles and the forgotten girl who fell in the woods."
JOE COLEMAN “Albert Fish”
Publishing an interview with Coleman about Albert Fish shortly.
Up on the screen of Williamsburg’s Spectacle Theater on Friday night, as Rachel Mason pounded away on a typewriter, dressed like Cary Grant in His Girl Friday, Ms. Mason was also standing a few feet from the front row, in the flesh, gazing at the audience in the same 1930s get-up, brown fedora obscuring one eye. She was performing along with her…
Untermyer Park - location of the afterworld in The Lives of Hamilton Fish