From the thousands that have passed through my life, I accepted some, rejected others. And when one is young, acceptance by another person can possibly affect one’s entire career. This was certainly true in my own case, when I sought out that great actress, Ellen Terry’s son, Gordon Craig, for it was he, through his theories and designs, who influenced all of us of the new movement in the theater. Having been told by other artists that Craig was not approachable, that he might prove fierce or at least aloof toward strangers, it was with considerable trepidation that I invaded the privacy of his Paris hotel in the spring of 1921. Something in my youthful devotion to the arts of the theater melted him.