Radio Hour: Tracy Tynan's "Wear and Tear", plus D.W. Winnicott

Radio Hour: Tracy Tynan's "Wear and Tear", plus D.W. Winnicott

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Celebrated costume designer and author, Tracy Tynan, joins Tom and Laurie to talk about her new memoir, Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life. The daughter of a legendary couple from London during the Swinging '60s - famed theater critic and playwright Kenneth Tynan (Oh! Calcutta!) and actress turned author Elaine Dundy (The Dud Avocado) - Tynan spins tales of a daringly dysfunctional, but beautifully dressed, nuclear family.

LARB editor (and new father) Evan Kindley drops by to recommend Child, the Family and the Outside World by British Developmental Psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott, a pioneer in "object relations theory."

Produced by Alan Minsky

LARB Contributors

Evan Kindley is senior editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at Claremont McKenna College.
Laurie Winer is a Los Angeles Review of Books founding editor.

Tom Lutz is the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is Born Slippy: A Novel.

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Tracy Tynan, London born, studied social anthropology at Sussex University and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with BA in Liberal Arts, later pursuing film at UCLA. In 1982 she began designing costumes for films and TV. Her many credits include Choose Me, The Big Easy, Mi Familia, and Tuesdays with Morrie. In 2010 she was awarded the WIFTS foundation International Visionary award for her contribution to Costume Design. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Costume Designer’s Branch. As an artist, she has collaborated with Erika Rothenberg on several projects, including Suicide Notes, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, and Shower Curtain of Death. She created a fractal sculpture for High Desert Test Sites 2013, a large Mengers Sponge, constructed of 3,000 business cards, collected from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, NM. Her memoir, Wear & Tear: The Threads of My Life, will be published by Scribner on July 12th 2016. Tynan lives in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker Jim McBride. Photo credits: Ken Locker.


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