Fear of the Unwinding

Hans Richter, The girl with the prefabricated heart - Dreams that money can buy, 1947

Conceived and directed by Hans Richter and produced by Peggy Guggenheim, Dreams that money can buy was filmed in New York and consists of six dada-surrealist episodes signed by Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Fernad Leger, Alexander Calder and Richter himself.
The Girl with the Prefabricated Heart is an eight-minute ballad, it tells the story of a made in assembly line, perfect woman, that refuses to join with a man, also created in a factory, for fear that the passion of their love could dissolve her wax body. Words and music by John Latouche, voice of Libby Holman.