Lillian Hellman Chronology:
Lillian Hellman. Katherine Lederer. Twayne's United States Authors Series 338. Boston: Twayne, 1979.
From The Twayne Authors Series. Chronology
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1906 June 20, Lillian Florence Hellman born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Max and Julia (Newhouse) Hellman.
1911 Family moves to New York, N.Y .
1924-1925 Graduates from Wadleigh High School in New York; attends New York University; works for Boni and Liveright Publishing House; writes reviews for
New York Herald Tribune; works as play reader.
1925 December 31, marries Arthur Kober.
1925-1930 Lives in Paris, then Hollywood, working as script reader.
1930 Meets Dashiell Hammett. Returns to New York.
1932 Divorces Kober.
1934 The Children's Hour.
1935 The Dark Angel (film).
1936 Days to Come; These Three (film adaptation of The Children's Hour).
1937 Dead End (film).
1939 The Little Foxes .
1941 Watch on the Rhine; Hellman wins Drama Critics' Circle award; The Little Foxes (film).
1943 Watch on the Rhine (film); The North Star (film).
1944 The Searching Wind.
1946 The Searching Wind (film); Another Part of the Forest.
1948 Hellman blacklisted in movie industry; Another Part of the Forest (film).
1949 Montserrat (adaptation of Emmanuel Roblèes' play); Regina (Marc Blitzstein adaptation of The Little Foxes as an opera).
1951 The Autumn Garden.
1952 Revival of The Children's Hour; Hellman testifies before House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
1955 The Lark (adaptation of Jean Anouilh's L'Alouette).
1956 Candide (libretto by Hellman, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Richard Wilbur).
1960 Toys in the Attic; wins Drama Critics' Circle award.
1961 January, Dashiell Hammett dies.
1963 My Mother, My Father and Me (adaptation of Burt Blechman novel How Much?).
1967 June, Dorothy Parker dies; Hellman named executor of will; The Little Foxes (all-star revival at Lincoln Center).
1969 An Unfinished Women (memoir, wins the National Book Award).
1972 Collected Plays.
1973 Pentimento (memoir).
1976 Scoundrel Time (Hellman's memories of McCarthy period).
Note: Hellman's father, like many of his generation with European backgrounds, spoke of his daughter as being six, for instance, on her fifth birthday. Hence, for years her birthdate has been incorrectly given as 1905.
Source Citation: "Chronology." Lillian Hellman. Katherine Lederer. Twayne's United States Authors Series 338. Boston: Twayne, 1979. Literature Resources from Gale. Gale. Los Angeles Public Library. 10 Nov. 2009 <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do? p=LitRG&u=lapl>.
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