This 16 mm film footage of Edna St. Vincent Millay was taken by composer Deems Taylor, with whom Millay collaborated as librettist on the first American opera commissioned by the Met, The King’s Henchman. which opened in 1927 to rave reviews. The footage also includes shots of Millay’s husband Eugen Boissevain and Taylor’s wife, actress/poet Mary Kennedy. Use of the footage, accompanied by Taylor’s original music, was granted courtesy of Michael Cook, Deems Taylor’s grandson.
The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.