So begins Lillian Hellman
in Pentimento: A Book of Portraits, the legendary playwright's acclaimed-and later on controversial-1973 follow-up to her National Book Award-winning first volume of memoirs, An Unfinished Woman.
Citadel Theatre's season opens with Lillian Hellman
's 1939 tale of family betrayal and corruption.
Johns, Jeanie Macpherson, Anita Loos, Alice Guy Blache, Bess Meredyth, Frederica Sagor Maas, Marion Fairfax, Eve Unsel, Elinor Glyn, June Mathis, Lois Weber, Gene Gauntier, Lorna Moon, Clara Beranger, Ida May Park, Frances Goodrich (who worked with Albert Hackett), Lillian Hellman
, Dorothy Parker, Joan Harrison, Sarah Y.
The Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play for her work in Lillian Hellman
's The Little Foxes.
Those notices share a wall in her Bushwick apartment with Playbill covers, posters for old school productions and inspirational quotes from Lillian Hellman
Costume designer Jane Greenwood finally won one for her work on 'Lillian Hellman
's The Little Foxes.' She has been nominated 21 times and already taken home a lifetime achievement award.
Richard Thomas, "Lillian Hellman
's The Little Foxes"
One of the earliest stage depictions of lesbianism and still perhaps the most familiar, Lillian Hellman
's 1934 play The Children's Hour has for decades generated critical disagreement as to the work's precise attitude toward sexuality--and indeed, whether the play is primarily about lesbianism at all.
Directed by Herman Shumlin, written by Dashiell Hammett from the play by Lillian Hellman
, starring Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson, Beulah Bondi, George Coulouris, 1943, 114 minutes, black and white, not rated.
She's a stage veteran, having made her Broadway debut in "Speed-the-Plow'' with Jeremy Piven in 2008 and most recently starring with Keira Knightley in Lillian Hellman
's "The Children's Hour'' in London in 2011.