Karen Allen is a justly renowned actor, director, writer, and connoisseur of global textile arts.
Peter turns 70, with Karen and Deathmobile cake
Peter spoke with Karen Allen on January 26th, 2020 at her home in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.
She’s a justly renowned actor, director, writer, and connoisseur of global textile arts.
The two first met in 1977, auditioning for the roles of Katy and Boon in National Lampoon’s Animal House.
You’ve tried scrubbing, soaking…
Karen in John Gray’s superb White Irish Drinkers, 2009
Marion Ravenswood, hero
Karen plays heroes.
Without Katy, Delta House has no dimension.
Without Marion Ravenswood, Indiana Jones has no true grit.
If you want to know what the hell is happening to America’s postal service, watch her in Colewell.
With Tennessee Williams, 1982
She’s taught generations of women how it’s done, generations of men to stand up and fly right.
Karen Allen Fiber Arts, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is testament to both her serious design chops and her badass world travels.
Since 2005, the store has showcased the work of natural-fiber textile and clothing artists from France, England, Japan, Spain, India, Argentina, Australia, Italy, and across the United States.
Controfigura silk scarf, Wallace Sewell silk & lambswool scarf, Kashmir embroidered scarf. Karen Allen Fiber Arts.
Karen is a true artist, a stellar human, and an excellent storyteller.