Neltje, 82, lives just outside Sheridan, WY. She was born Neltje Doubleday, yet for years she has used no last name and goes solely by Neltje. Her grandfather started the Doubleday & McClure Company, which over the years became Doubleday Publishing. This film is a companion to her book/memoir, “North Of Crazy”.
It captures a schizoid upbringing where, on one hand she is surrounded by wealth and art’s glitterati, but on the other hand. she is farmed out to relatives, servants and boarding schools like a child in a Charles Dickens novel. Her mother was trying to make Neltje into a corporate wife and brood mare. Neltje tried to find love by pleasing her family, husbands, and lovers but none of it worked. Although the memoir states it, this film shows that she has found love in nature, beauty, art and of course, dogs.