Tennessee Williams and Lillian Hellman did not meet cute!

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There was a young man in 1949, fresh off a great Broadway hit, a play that was to become immortal. He was frightened that it was all about to be taken away from him…

The play was A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, it starred Marlon Brando on Broadway, and Jessica Tandy — and the rest, babies, was history.

A subject the maestro (William Kuhn) specializes in, and I can’t wait to read it.

The movie version, with Marlon and Vivien Leigh:


  1. Be interesting to read the original version of Streetcar. Am I wrong, or was the movie version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof sexually ambiguous at best or even written so that the lead was actually straight? When I watch that film, I always want to jump in for Brick/Paul Newman and get with the fantastic Maggie/Liz Taylor. Years ago, not even thinking of the gay angle, I just didn’t know what the hell was wrong with him.

    • I didn’t understand the implication, only having seen the Hollywoodized version of Cat when I was young. And when I read Tennessee Williams entire works pre-college I certainly didn’t get it. Now I will read his plays again!

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