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The Essay - Listener, They Wore It - 5. Patti Smith's Shirt

Susanna Frankel recalls a brilliant white shirt on the cover of an LP by Patti Smith.

For a second time, five writers were invited to think about an item of clothing or an accessory that figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting.

Susannah Frankel liked wearing men's shirts, white and often handed down from her father. She was influenced by that classic record cover for Horses, where Patti Smith made such a garment look beyond cool ...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 10:45PM Thu, 6 Mar 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 10:45PM Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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  • Duration 15 minutes

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