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Lillian Hellman (1905–1984)

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Playwright Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans on June 20, in 1905. After studying at New York and Columbia Universities, Hellman worked in publishing and as a book reviewer and play-reader. In 1934, Hellman had her first success as a playwright with The Children's Hour. In the play, Hellman näytä lisää mixed social, political, and moral issues along with more personal ones. Among some of Hellman's other successful plays are The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, The Searching Wind, and Toys in the Attic. Hellman was also a screenwriter who wrote many film scripts and adapted the works of other authors for film and the stage. Hellman's memoirs include An Unfinished Woman and Pentimento. For more than 30 years Hellman had a relationship with "hard-boiled" detective writer Dashiell Hammett. She lived with him until his death in 1961, and shared his commitment to radical political causes. Hellman's appearance before Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952 resulted in her being blacklisted in Hollywood. Her book, Scoundrel Time, explores her experiences during the McCarthy era. Nearly blind and confined to a wheelchair, Lillian Hellman died of cardiac arrest in 1984. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Lillian Hellman uncredited foto by Nutrias

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Tekijän teokset

Pentimento (1973) 714 kappaletta
An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir (1969) 529 kappaletta
The Children's Hour (1934) 488 kappaletta
Scoundrel Time (1976) 464 kappaletta
Six Plays by Lillian Hellman (1960) 449 kappaletta
The Little Foxes (1939) 328 kappaletta
Three: An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time (1979) — Tekijä — 126 kappaletta
Maybe: A story (1980) 111 kappaletta
The Collected Plays (1971) 99 kappaletta
Toys in the Attic (1960) 73 kappaletta
Four Plays By Lillian Hellman (1942) 65 kappaletta
Watch on the Rhine (1941) 61 kappaletta
Candide: A Comic Operetta (1956) — Tekijä — 52 kappaletta
The Little Foxes [1941 film] (1941) — Screenwriter — 51 kappaletta
The Autumn Garden (1951) 46 kappaletta
Another Part of the Forest (1947) 36 kappaletta
Dead End [1937 film] (1937) — Screenwriter — 26 kappaletta
The Chase [1966 film] (1966) — Screenwriter — 24 kappaletta
Watch on the Rhine [1943 film] (1943) — Dialogue — 19 kappaletta
The North Star [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 14 kappaletta
Days to come (1936) 10 kappaletta
Candide: Original 1956 Broadway Cast Recording (2003) — Lyricist — 8 kappaletta
Montserrat, play in two acts (1950) 6 kappaletta
My Mother, My Father, and Me (1963) 5 kappaletta
The North Star (1943) 3 kappaletta
Three American Plays 3 kappaletta
These Three [1936 film] (2016) — Screenwriter — 3 kappaletta
Autumn Garden (1951) 3 kappaletta
Plays 2 kappaletta
Julia (1994) 2 kappaletta
The Dark Angel [1935 film] (1935) — Screenwriter — 2 kappaletta
Skakavci 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels (1943) — Johdanto — 962 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Avustaja — 412 kappaletta
The Lark (1952) — Adapter, eräät painokset367 kappaletta
Six Modern American Plays (1951) — Avustaja — 276 kappaletta
This Is My Best (1942) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1941) — Playwright — 187 kappaletta
Famous American Plays of the 1950s (1962) — Avustaja — 166 kappaletta
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 146 kappaletta
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
Twenty Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre (1939) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Blood Money (1927) — Johdanto, eräät painokset71 kappaletta
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Julia [1977 film] (1993) — Original book — 36 kappaletta
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Gutting of Couffignal [short story] (1925) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset16 kappaletta
Toys in the Attic [1963 film] (1963) — Original play — 3 kappaletta
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 2 (1969) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Hellman, Lillian
Virallinen nimi
Hellman, Lillian Florence
Syntymäaika
1905-06-20
Kuolinaika
1984-06-30
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Kuolinsyy
cardiac arrest
Asuinpaikat
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New York, New York, USA
Hollywood, California, USA
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Koulutus
New York University
Columbia University
Ammatit
playwright
screenwriter
memoirist
Suhteet
Hammett, Dashiell (partner)
Organisaatiot
League of American Writers
Screen Writers Guild
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1962)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1960)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1946)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Lillian Hellman was a popular playwright whose most successful works were created between the 1930s and the 1960s. She also published several bestselling volumes of memoirs. Several of her plays were made into films. Ms. Hellman was equally famous for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, and for her long romantic relationship with Dashiell Hammett.
She also conducted a lengthy feud with writer Mary McCarthy.

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This was a re-read. I knew I liked the book but couldn't remember much about it except that Dashiell Hammett had been persecuted by Joe McCarthy. Now I know why I liked it. It's a gem. It presents numerous people from Hellman's life -- well drawn but with details missing, as they would be in normal life; we never know everything about another person. Hellman doesn't fill in those gaps. She lets us see for ourselves and judge for ourselves. There are hilarious parts (the condoms!) and wrenching ones (Julia) and intriguing and fascinating parts. This is a wonderful book.… (lisätietoja)
 
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