Long considered the “Holy Grail” of rock films, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a time capsule that captures the vibrant energy of one of rock’s most remarkable moments. Shot in late 1968 (soon after The Stones’ Beggars Banquet album) but never released, this two-day event — inspired by Mick Jagger — featured fire-eaters alongside extraordinary live performances by Jethro Tull, The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, The Dirty Mac Band, Yoko Ono and The Rolling Stones. –New York Film Festival
Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet (born May 5, 1940) is an American director working in film, music video, stage and television.
Michael Lindsay-Hogg was born in New York City to actress Geraldine Fitzgerald, and was educated at Trinity School in New York and at Choate School in Connecticut. Fitzgerald and her husband, Sir Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 4th Baronet (1910–1999), led him to believe that he was their natural son; however, his biological father was Orson Welles, the actor and film director. For years, rumors about his true parentage abounded, but Lindsay-Hogg was uninterested in them. He first met Welles as a teenager, acted with him in Ireland, and continued to meet with him sporadically for the rest of Welles’ life. Lindsay-Hogg’s step-father was Stuart Scheftel, who married Geraldine Fitzgerald when Michael was six, after she had divorced Sir Edward.
His career began directing the 1960s British pop programme Ready Steady Go!, a forerunner of MTV-type programming… read more
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