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Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ play, the movie shows a plain, repressed spinster who falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it’s too late.

Summer and Smoke: Elia Kazan’s Letter to Tennessee Williams

Opportunities are everywhere, one has to be alert to seize them. Recently, I vacationed in California with a dear friend, Jane, who lives in Texas. Our movie group came up during one conversation and I mentioned Summer and Smoke as our first movie for the fall. Jane promptly replied with information about her friend’s daughter who is married to Albert Devlin, a Tennessee Williams scholar credited with editing two books of the famous playwright’s letters. When presented with this connection, I was intrigued to learn that Jane’s book club traveled to New Orleans for the Tennessee Williams Festival and, Continue reading Summer and Smoke: Elia Kazan’s Letter to Tennessee Williams