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Above: Florida State University. Circa 1971: Left: Frank Gagliano; Next: Audrey Wood, Tennessee's agent; Next: Tennessee Williams; Right: Henry Hewes, Critic, Saturday Review. (Photograph courtesy of Frank Gagliano.  All rights reserved.)

From Frank Gagliano: "John Lahr tells me that his years-in-the-making massive biography, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will be out in a few months (http://tennesseewilliamsbiography.com).  

"To all who love Tennessee Williams, and who know Lahr’s critical work and his level of theatrically charged prose, this is exciting news, indeed. I’ve pre ordered the book.

"Re the photo: I was playwright-in-residence at Florida State University then, around the time of the Kent State massacre, when FSU was hosting the first non-opera play by opera composer (and Founder of the Festival of New Worlds), Gian Carlo Menotti. The name of his play was, The Leper. Half the American and world theatre Swells were there. My play, Big Sur also premiered there, then — in the Studio Theatre, of course. I recall Williams being very kind and supportive to me — and he did, in fact, laugh a lot. I guess Audrey was getting some kind of an honorary doctorate." Best, FG

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