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On May 4th, 2010, Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Tell All’ will be found in bookshopes and as an,extra Palahniuk signs ‘Tell All’ in St. Helen’s.

The book will be about, Lillian Hellman, who was ‘romantically linked’ to the creator of Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammet. Here is part of her wiki-entry:

“Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. She was romantically involved for 30 years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett (and was the inspiration for his character Nora Charles), and was also a long-time friend and literary executor of author Dorothy Parker.

Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana into a Jewish family. During most of her childhood she spent half of each year in New Orleans, in a boarding home run by her aunts, and the other half in New York City.

Hellman’s most famous plays include The Children’s Hour (1934), The Little Foxes (1939), andToys in the Attic (1960).

Hellman was fond of including younger characters in her plays. In The Children’s Hour (1934), the play takes place in a children’s school and the antagonist of the play, Mary, is a young girl. In The Little Foxes (1939), an important sub-plot revolves around the potential marriage of the youngest characters in the play, Leo and Alexandra.

Hellman also wrote three autobiographical memoirs: An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir (1969), Pentimento (1973), and Scoundrel Time (1976). The Oscar-winning film Julia was based on Pentimento. Upon the film’s release, in 1977, New York psychiatrist Muriel Gardiner claimed that she was the basis for the title character and that she had never known Hellman. Hellman denied that the character was based on Gardiner. However, the fact that Hellman and Gardiner had the same lawyer (Wolf Schwabacher), that the lawyer had been privy to Gardiner’s memoirs, and that the events in the film conform to those in the memoirs, have led some to conclude that they had been appropriated by Hellman without attribution to Gardiner.”

Written by kelemenzsolt

February 6, 2010 at 6:37 am

Posted in announcement, tell all

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