The Friends of D.H. Lawrence is
a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated
to preserving and fostering the rich heritage of creativity left
by D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, including the preservation and renovation
of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch north
of Taos. Membership is open to all who want to sustain Lawrence's legacy.
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on Thursday and Friday and 10am - 4 pm Saturday
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FRIENDS OF DH LAWRENCE PRESENT
A Free Screening of "Women in Love"
Thursday, October 4th at 7 pm
Location: Taos Community Auditorium
Annual free community event, screening of Women in Love
The 1969 film starring Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Glenda Jackson, based on DH Lawrence's novel, will be screened for free at the TCA for one night only, Thursday, October 4th at 7pm.
Runtime is 2 hrs 11 minutes.
Presented by: Taos chapter of the Friends of DH Lawrence
This film, based on DH Lawrence’s novel, was nominated for four Academy Awards. It stars Alan Bates, and Glenda Jackson who took home the Academy Award. The film takes place in a mining town in post-World War I England and follows the story of two best friends who fall in love with two sisters.
The relationships soon go in very different directions.
If you haven’t been to the Ranch, this video from 2016 is an excellent introduction. If you have been there, please take a few minutes to learn more about the history of the property.
Many thanks to Robin Rupe of Volti Subito Productions, Eva Lipton, Geraint Smith, and N. Scott Momaday!
Also Check out the UNM D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives
UNM Initiative for renovation and preservation of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch.
Discover the legacy of the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover + Sons and Lovers. https://dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/
"DHL With a Twist"
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 1PM The Friends of DH Lawrence teamed up with ImprovMedicine
led by Jason Pfeifer and, Francis Hahn’s Taos High School poetry students
to provide a FREE, entertaining afternoon under the ponderosa pines.
Joanna Terry, great grand daughter of Frieda Lawrence,
visited Taos in 2015.
Please read this beautiful account of the High Tea Party
at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House written in Robert Cafazzo's
blog for the Two Graces Plaza Gallery.
"D.H.Lawrence: A Journey Without Shame"
Wed. Sept. 9, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Free DVD screening at the Taos Community Auditorium (TCA)
sponsored by the Friends of DH Lawrence
The description of the film from the BBC website states, "It's a hundred years since DH
Lawrence's revolutionary novel, Sons and Lovers, first hit the bookshops - and to
celebrate, the writer Geoff Dyer, accompanied by Lawrence scholar, Catherine Brown,
retread the Alpine journey that the love-struck Lawrence made when he eloped from
England with the sexually liberated Frieda Weekley, in 1912. It was an extraordinary trip
that enabled him to complete his first masterpiece and also marked the moment when he
decided to risk everything for his writing.
As Geoff and Catherine head into the mountains, the film ranges over the globetrotting
story of Lawrence's life and work and takes the opportunity to fight back against
Lawrence's many critics. With assistance from a clutch of Lawrence admirers - including
poet Simon Armitage, novelist Rachel Cusk and the biographer John Worthen - the hikers
peel back the stereotype of Lawrence as that earnest, one-track-mind novelist to reveal
one of the most adventurous, humane and influential figures of the 20th century."
Following are photos that were given to the Friends of DH Lawrence by Angelo Ravagli's
granddaughter Frederica Bonanno after her family visit to the Kiowa Ranch in April 2014.
Angelo and Frieda were together from 1930 until her death in 1956. They were married in 1950.
Native American Connections -
Dr. Katherine Toy Miller
The Early Moderns, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Taos Pueblo, and the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, 2012. Spiritual Connections: Georgia O'Keeffe and D. H. Lawrence, 2011.
2011 and 2012 readings are now posted in audio format at http://www.culturalenergy.org/lawrence.htm. This page includes other related talks & interviews about Lawrence and the period, including Mabel Dodge Luhan & John Collier Sr.
Q & A & Ranch talks coming for 2011 and 2012.
Twenty-five of the Top 50 most popular books about New Mexico. Other lists available upon request.
1. Death Comes for the Archbishop. Willa Cather.
2. Bless me Ultima. Rudolpho Anaya.
3. Milagro Beanfield War. John Nichols.
4. The Man Who Killed the Deer. Frank Waters.
5. No Life for a Lady. Agnes Morley Cleveland.
6. Red Sky at Morning. Richard Bradford.
7. Great River. Paul Horgan.
8. Tularosa. C.L. Sonnieshen.
9. House at Otowi Bridge. Peggy Pond Church.
10 Riders to Cibola. Norman Zellinger
11. Sky Determines. Calvin Ross.
12. Centuries of Santa Fe. Paul Horgan.
13. New Mexico Place Names. T.M. Pearce.
14. Wind Leaves No Shadow. Ruth Laughlin.
15. No High Adobe. Dorothy Pillsbury.
16. Dance Hall of the Dead. Tony Hillerman.
17. Conquest of Don Pedro. Harvey Ferguson.
18. Great Taos Bank Robbery. Ton Hillerman.
19. Lamy of Santa Fe, His Life and Times. Paul Horgan.
20. Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell.
21. New Mexico. Marc Simons.
22. New Mexico, Rio Grande and Other Essays.
Tony Hillerman/David Muench.
23. Black Range Tales. James A. McKenna.
24. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso. Alice Marriott.
25. People of the Valley. Frank Waters.
D.H. Lawrence writings with a Taos setting: Phoenix (Contains essays about Taos)
“The Princess,” in Complete Short Stories of D.H. Lawrence (The heroine resembles Dorothy Brett)
“Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine,” in Phoenix II
St. Mawr (Novella that ends in San Cristobal)
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (Short story with a Mexico setting but drawing heavily on Taos experience)
Mornings in Mexico
A few, just a few, others at random: Blood and Thunder. Hampton Sides.
So far from God. Ana Castillo.
Spinning Sun, Grinning Moon. Max Evans.
Skeleton of a Bridge. Robert Mirabal.
The Rounders. Max Evans.
The Journal of Antonio Montoya. Rick Collignon.
The Autobiography of Kit Carson. Kit Carson.
D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico by Art Bachrach Lorenzo in Taos by Mabel Dodge Luhan
A Genius for Living: The Life of Frieda Lawrence by Janet Byrne