Ken Jacobs

  • Ken Jacobs

    Jack Smith’s location within The Physiognomic Code (the common system whereby we read bodily attributes as character references; movies rely on and reinforce it; TV-commercial instant-dramas would vaporize without it, but there’s no chance of that calamity befalling us, seeing as The Code is built on the bedrock of human nitwitism) seemed unstable when we met in the fall of 1955. His appearance could edge toward Gary Cooper when suddenly you’d be talking to Slim Summerville, while the manner was an even more fey Sterling Holloway. The manner became volatile when later, during my filming of Star