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(They appear to better advantage in The Lives of Lee Miller, a well-chosen selection by Miller's son Antony Penrose, and in the Philadelphia show's catalog.) The decision to devote one room to every period of Miller's life does give one a sense of the great historical sweep of her experience, but it also means that her early glamour-girl shots get as much space as the death camps or the Blitz. "Nonconformist Chapel" is one of the finest examples of Miller's gallows humor (it's "Nonconformist" not only in the religious sense, but also because it's been bombed: shattered bricks pour from its door like unintelligible words from a monstrous mouth), but you won't find it in Philadelphia.
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