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Italian-born Laura Huxley, a teenage violin virtuoso, played for European royalty and made her American debut at Carnegie Hall before leaving the concert stage to become a renowned psychotherapist and author. In 1956 Laura married Aldous Huxley, author of BRAVE NEW WORLD, literary giant and prophet of the 20th century.
In the conservative 1950s, the Huxley home in the Hollywood Hills was the center of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Los Angeles. Guests to their famous Saturday luncheons included George Cukor, Igor Stravinsky, Orson Welles and Christopher Isherwood. The Huxleys' passionate search to find higher levels of consciousness included their controversial experimentation with psychedelic drugs. Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring interviews with such luminaries as John Densmore, Michael Murphy, Nick Nolte and Ram Dass, HUXLEY ON HUXLEY offers a compelling glimpse of Laura's life with Aldous, as well as the revolutionary and provocative work that had a major influence on American and contemporary cultural history.
This old lady seems like she would be quite annoying, especially with her bad and thick Italian accent which she somehow never managed to lose even after moving to the States... Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by AJ
I was moved by this movie. Laura who recounts the story, has a very, very special aura and presence about her that gives you a sense and a clue about the essence of the man who... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Vivianne
This little film captures a wonderfully vibrant character, Laura Huxley (she's in her mid-90's during the filming of this movie), as she reminisces about her late husband Aldous... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Reeder5
This documentary is informative , always wanted to know more about Aldous Huxley and his experimentation with LSD. His wife's life is quite interesting too.Published on July 31, 2013 by Mirabai
I have read several books by Aldous Huxley. Enjoyed them all. This was a look at the man and his values. A surprisingly interesting read. Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Peach Pitt
It really should be titled "Laura Huxley on Laura Huxley!" And even that is superficial. Tidbits of information but mostly repetitive and uninteresting and, I suspect, not really... Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by LL
It is worth the time to watch this and learn more about this couple. Mrs Huxley is very interesting indeed.Published on March 14, 2013 by Nancy
this movie is ok to fall asleep to. but the seem like like people, arrr six more words required, word.Published on February 26, 2013 by Mike Ortega
They were my inspiration in my younger days. What a pleasure to see this and hear Laua once again. A great nostalgic review.Published on February 22, 2013 by Richard Fairfield