“Wear Sunscreen” – Bio
Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann
Born September 17, 1962
Australian film director, screenwriter and producer
“Wear Sunscreen” – Intro
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience
I will dispense this advice now
“Wear Sunscreen” – Background
“Wear Sunscreen” or “Sunscreen” are the common names of an article titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997, but often erroneously attributed to a commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut.
Both its subject and tone are similar to the 1927 poem “Desiderata”.
The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”, released in 1999, by Baz Luhrmann.