Peter Hujar, Sydney Chalndler Faulkner as the Butler in Charles Ludlam's 'Camill
Sydney Chandler Faulkner as the Butler in Charles Ludlam’s “Camille”

c. 1970s

Signed, l.r.

Vintage gelatin silver print

20 x 16 inches, sheet


“Camille” was not only Charles Ludlam’s signature performance, but also the trademark production for The Theatre of the Ridiculous. Steve Turtell ran the lights for the show for several months. In “Ridiculous!: The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam,” David Kaufman writes: “Turtell had been introduced to Ludlam by Sydney Chandler Faulkner, a Greenwich Village eccentric who reportedly had an impassioned affair with Ludlam. . . Faulkner’s terraced apartment on West 11th Street [in New York City] was the equivalent of an open house.”

Work by Peter Hujar (1934-1987)