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Living with the “Gloria Films” by Pamela J Burry


Pammy’s poignant and intimate reflection on her mother’s central role in groundbreaking psychotherapy films of the 1960s, revealing the complex legacy and enduring impact of Gloria’s enigmatic journey.

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In the annals of psychological inquiry, Pamela J Burry unveils a poignant memoir: “Living with the ‘Gloria Films’: A Daughter’s Memory.” Set amidst the heady tumult of 1960s California, Burry invites readers into the intimate tapestry of her family’s life, woven through the lens of her mother Gloria’s enigmatic journey as the central figure in a groundbreaking series of psychotherapy films.

As the daughter of Gloria, the reluctant protagonist of “Three Approaches to Psychotherapy,” Burry navigates the labyrinthine corridors of memory and speculation, offering a glimpse into the profound impact of her mother’s role as a cultural icon and psychological enigma. Through a kaleidoscope of letters, notes, transcripts, and personal recollections, Burry paints a vivid portrait of a woman whose life became inseparable from the legacy of the films that bore her name.

With lyrical prose and keen insight, Burry delves into the complexities of Gloria’s existence, from moments of brilliant happiness to profound loss and personal turmoil. Her memoir serves as a testament to her mother’s resilience and generosity of spirit, even as it grapples with the moral ambiguities and ethical quandaries that surrounded the films’ release.

As readers journey through Burry’s evocative narrative, they are reminded of the enduring power of memory and the fragile nature of human consciousness. And as the pages turn, anticipation builds for the forthcoming exhibition “What We May Also Do” by painter Anna Sebastian, inspired by “The Gloria Films,” promising to offer new insights and perspectives on this captivating chapter in psychotherapeutic history.

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Weight0.25 kg

Living with the "Gloria Films" : A Daughter's Memory


PCCS Books


Pamela J Burry

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Release date

1 Jul 2008



ISBN/EAN        9781906254025