A Streetcar Named Desire, by Thomas Hart Benton

The Notebooks of Tennessee Williams, as compiled, databased, and published by Margaret Bradham Thornton, are one of the most astonishing acts of scholarship I have seen (and I have seen plenty). 

One example: Here's a painting called Poker Night, by Thomas Hart Benton, based on what we know of as A Streetcar Named Desire, given as a present by David Selznick to his estranged wife Irene. 

Just a footnote in this book. 


Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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