When I learned that the George Eastman House was mounting an exhibition of photographs by actress Jessica Lange, I thought "Oh, no, yet another case of a celebrity getting attention for mediocre work just to attract attention." Think of all those actors and actresses (Katie Holmes in All My Sons, P. Diddy/Sean Combs in Raisin In the Sun) who get stage roles on Broadway simply because they'll attract crowds. And we won't even discuss book contracts.
But while I haven't seen the show -- 50 Photographs by Jessica Lange opens tomorrow -- I'm reserving judgment, for now, on whether this is celebrity fever. There are signs that it isn't.