Sunday, December 04, 2011

Lillian Hellman


She became a writer at a time when writers were celebrities and their recklessness was admirable. Like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Hammett, Lillian Hellman was a smoker, a drinker, a lover, and a fighter. Hellman maintained a social and political life as large and restless as her talent. While her plays were a constant challenge to injustice, her memoirs were personal accounts of the exciting and turbulent life behind the art.

According to Wikipidiea, "Hammett reportedly modeled Nora Charles, of the Thin Man series, on his longtime partner Lillian Hellman"

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