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- +'''Frances Elena Farmer''' (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an [[Americans|American]] actress of [[theatre|stage]] and [[film|screen]]. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized and fictional accounts of her life, and especially her [[involuntary commitment]] to a [[mental hospital]].
-The closing track, '[[Antarctica Starts Here]]' is a set piece in surrealism. On 27 Aug 1983, Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne Australia, Cale introduced it as a song about a film star who 'goes go-ga crazy'. This seems to tie it to [[Frances Farmer]] - an actress who underwent multiple [[ECT]] [[electro-convulsive therapy]] hence the closing lines 'The Anaesthetic's wearing off / Antarctica starts here." However, later, Cale stated the song referred to the film [[Sunset Boulevard]] starring [[Gloria Swanson]].+
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Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970) was an American actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps better known for sensationalized and fictional accounts of her life, and especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital.



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