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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (1905 1984) was an American playwright and screenwriter. She achieved her greatest success writing dramatic plays for Broadway in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (1905 (June 20, 1905 June 30, 1984) was an American playwright and screenwriter. She achieved her greatest success writing dramatic plays for Broadway in the 1930s and 1940s.

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!!Other works by Lillian Hellman contain examples of:

* {{Prequel}}: ''Another Part of the Forest'' is a prequel to ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'' set 20 years earlier.
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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (1905 1984) was an American playwright and screenwriter.

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Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (1905 1984) was an American playwright and screenwriter.
screenwriter. She achieved her greatest success writing dramatic plays for Broadway in the 1930s and 1940s.


The controversy over Hellman's dishonesty went a long way to overshadowing and tarnishing her prior reputation as an [=anti-McCarthyite=] heroine, leaving her with a mixed legacy.

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The Although Hellman's writing is still respected, the controversy over Hellman's her dishonesty went a long way to overshadowing and tarnishing her prior reputation as an [=anti-McCarthyite=] heroine, leaving her with a mixed legacy.


By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for having taken a stand during against the blacklist. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.

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By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for having taken a stand during against the blacklist. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.


By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for having taken a stand during the blacklist era. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.

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By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for having taken a stand during against the blacklist era.blacklist. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.


By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for her stand during the blacklist era. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.

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By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for her having taken a stand during the blacklist era. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.


->''"Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'"

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->''"Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'"'"''


* ''Film/Julia'' (from a chapter of ''Pentimento'')

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The controversy over Hellman's dishonesty went a long way to overshadowing and tarnishing her prior reputation as an anti-McCarthyite heroine, leaving her with a mixed legacy.

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The controversy over Hellman's dishonesty went a long way to overshadowing and tarnishing her prior reputation as an anti-McCarthyite [=anti-McCarthyite=] heroine, leaving her with a mixed legacy.

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->''"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions."''
-->-- '''Lillian Hellman''', before the House Un-American Activities Committee

->''"Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'"
-->-- '''Mary [=McCarthy=]''' on Lillian Hellman

Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman (1905 1984) was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Hellman was known for her strong left-wing views and activism. She was briefly a member of the Communist Party. During the RedScare era, Hellman was targeted by UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist and refused to name names.

By the 1970s, Hellman was widely regarded as a hero for her stand during the blacklist era. During this time, she published her memoirs. One chapter of her 1973 memoir ''Pentimento'' formed the basis for the 1977 film ''{{Film/Julia}}'', starring Creator/JaneFonda as a young Lillian Hellman.

In 1979, Mary [=McCarthy=] accused Hellman of being a ConsummateLiar and Hellman sued for defamation. [=McCarthy=] produced evidence of Hellman's dishonesty. Most notably, evidence mounted that the "Julia" chapter in ''Pentimento'' was BasedOnAGreatBigLie. Hellman died before the issue could be settled in court.

The controversy over Hellman's dishonesty went a long way to overshadowing and tarnishing her prior reputation as an anti-McCarthyite heroine, leaving her with a mixed legacy.
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!!Works by Lillian Hellman with their own trope pages include:

* ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour''
* ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes''
* ''Film/WatchOnTheRhine'' (from her play)
* ''Film/Julia'' (from a chapter of ''Pentimento'')

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