Spooning with de Kooning

DVD Corner:
The Criterion DVD Collection has just released the entire television series of the groundbreaking show “Spooning with de Kooning”. A short lived weekly interview program on the old Dumant Network in 1957. The show featured famed artist Willem de Kooning interviewing celebrities and newsworthy figures of the day while spooning them in an oversized bed. Shocking and controversial at the time it only lasted for 18 weeks. Disc one of the DVD features all 18 interviews, including those with Marlon Brando, Peggy Lee, Douglas MacArthur, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Robert Frost. Disc two which has bonus features including the complete uncensored interview between De Kooning and The Kingston Trio and a recent interview with pianist Dave Brubeck who wrote the theme music. The double disc also includes an extensive booklet with many recently unearthed photos and a New Yorker interview with de Kooning that was conducted right after the show was canceled.


    • klutch
    • March 2nd, 2009

    I feel… titillated.

  1. where can you find it? I’ve looked everywhere and this is the only mention i can find.

    • Grace
    • August 8th, 2019

    Hi there! Don’t know if this blog is still active but I really want to know more about this CD for a project I’m working on- if you’re there please get in touch 🙂

      • feedtim
      • August 26th, 2019

      I’m sorry but this was a humor piece and no such dvd exists, I made it up. You thinking it was real means only two things: my writing is so clever and subtly humorous that it tricked you. Or it wasn’t funny and it seemed real.

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