Michael John Burlingham


Photo of the author by Michael Monar

Michael John Burlingham is pleased to announced that e-book and audiobook editions of "The Last Tiffany" will be published by New Street Communications. Mr. Burlingham lives in New York City.

PAST PERFECT, 2009
My film script "4,000 Miles" reveals the lesbian love affair of my grandmother, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, the daughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud's daughter. Based on my book, "The Last Tiffany" (Atheneum, 1989), it focuses on the critical years 1925-1945, in which Dorothy and Anna raise and battle for custody of Dorothy's four children; suffer rising anti-Semitism in Vienna culminating in the Nazi takeover; flee to London and face the Blitz; and meanwhile launch and redefine the new discipline of child psychoanalysis, of which Dorothy's children were among the very first patients.

SCALA PUBLISHERS, 2005
"Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" (preface)

OTHER PRESS, 2002
"Behind Glass: A Biography of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham"
Paperback edition

ATHENEUM PRESS, 1983
"The Last Tiffany: A Biography of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham."

Related Writing, 1980-2000
•“Eric Streiner: Rhapsody in Glass,” Art & Antiques Special Collectors Issue (2000, June)
•Catalogue essay, “The Influence of Travel,” “Louis C. Tiffany: Masterworks of American Art Nouveau” exhibition, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (1999, March)
•Introductory Letter, “To the Anchorman Collection,” The World of Louis Comfort Tiffany: A Selection from the Anchorman Collection, Nagoya, Japan (1994)
•"The Relationship of Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham," The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry," Vol. 19 (1991)
•“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Photographer-in-Charge.” History of Photography: An International Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1980)

Interviews, 1988-2011
•"Dining with Anna Freud," by Isaac Tylim, "Buenos Aires Herald" (October 26, 2011)
•“The Engineering of Consent,” second in a series on Freud’s influence on American culture, “The Century of the Self,” BBC2 (March 26, 2002)
•“The Tiffanys: The Mark of Excellence,” Biography, Arts & Entertainment Network (1999, March 1)
•“This is Baltimore: Revelations of True Beauty,” Arts & Entertainment Network (1989, March 31)
•“The History of Glass: Johannes Loetz Witwe and Louis C. Tiffany,” Vogelsberg Film GbmH, Erlensee, Germany (1988)

Lectures, 1981-Present
“Louis C. Tiffany: a Personal Portrait”
Venues include the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., and Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City; the Mark Twain House, Hartford; the Gamble House, Pasadena; the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago; and the Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Fla.

Editor
THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF AMERICA 2002
"Quatercentenary Celebration of the Promulgation of the Edict of Nantes, April 13, 1598, by the Huguenot Society of America, by Courtney A. Haff, et alia "

Ceremonial, 2006-2012
•Flag-bearer for the Huguenot Society of America, the U.S. Flag Day Commemoration, New York City (2010-2012)
•Participant, representing the Spanish-American War, Time of Remembrance Tribute, the White House Commission on Remembrance, Washington, D.C. (2006 and 2007)

Affiliations
Authors Guild; Holland Society of New York (friend); Huguenot Society of America (council member, registrar, membership and credentials committee); IAPE Newspaper Guild CWA Local 1096; Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York; Tiffany Reading Room, Irvington, NY (restoration-project originator); Time-Life Alumni Society

Education
Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, B.A., English Literature and Composition
U.C.L.A., Department of Motion Pictures Production, Graduate School Division

Selected Works

Biography
“A warts-and-more-warts account of early life among the shrinks.”
-William Putnam (Bill) Bundy
Art history
Presents Tiffany's work in a wide variety of materials; lavishly illustrated with contextual essays by Marilynn A. Johnson, Nina Gray, Rudiger Joppien and Martin Fuller. Preface by Michael Burlingham