Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tennessee Williams at 100

This week Life magazine offers up a tribute to Tennessee Williams, who was born 100 years ago, on March 26, 1911:
As the world mourns the passing of luminous Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, an anniversary arrives celebrating the man who created one of the actress’ sexiest, most iconic roles. One hundred years ago, on March 26, 1911, legendary playwright Tennessee Williams was born in Mississippi -- the same steamy state where, decades later, he’d set the action of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (adapted into a 1958 film starring Taylor as the drawling, yearning Maggie “the Cat”).
The piece offers up a fantastic photo gallery of images of Williams, some of which have never been seen before. But don’t let that be your only stop at Life this week: their gallery of Famous People Who Simply Vanished is deeply interesting and surprising. After all, you know that most of these people had disappeared, but you really see the oddness when they’re all lined up in this way. Life delivers again.



Anonymous Shelley said...

Just the story of Williams' life is amazing. And there was a touching and unlikely friendship between him and another stellar playwright, Horton Foote, the man who changed my life. They were polar opposites personally, but had great mutual respect.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 9:17:00 AM PDT  

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