Friday, July 13, 2012
Quote of the Night-Lillian Hellman
Here are some quick facts about Hellman:
-She was born to a Jewish family in New Orleans
_Close friends with fellow writer Dorothy Parker
_Had 30-year romantic relationship with mystery writer Dashiell Hammett*
_Was blacklisted by HUAC in the early '50s for her left-wing views (as was Hammett), but her career survived the witch hunt.
_Was played on film by Jane Fonda in the film "Julia" (1977).
Here is her quote:
"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves."
*_In previous posts, we had not spelled Dashiell Hammett's first name correctly