Follows the life and career of Sally Benson, acclaimed writer of New Yorker fiction and Hollywood screenplays.
"Impeccably researched and highly entertaining, this long-awaited biography of Sally Benson will find an important place in the history of American theater, film, and belles lettres." - Donald Spoto, biographer of Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Laurence Olivier, and others "Finally a biographer capable of bringing the brilliant and outrageous Sally Benson to life! And what a life it was for a woman, who began a long career writing for the New Yorker in 1929 and Hollywood in the forties. Keefe's vivid account, which draws on family papers as it traces Benson's personal and professional ups and downs, is also the story of a generation of young women eager to balance work and family. Readers who know Benson primarily from the film Meet Me in St. Louis will come to know her as a stylist every bit as talented as Dorothy Parker and with the same wonderful flair." - Susan Goodman, author of Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857-1925
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st June 2014
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.75