Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures, Newberry Library, Tuesday, 19. February 2019

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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
Meet the Author with Adina Hoffman
In Adina Hoffman’s Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures, Chicago becomes its own character. Hoffman writes in detail about Hecht’s years there, his involvement both with the city’s newspapers and with the Chicago Renaissance. Even after Hecht left Chicago, he stayed loyal to the city "in lots of ways". A good deal of his important Hollywood work, including Underworld and Scarface, is grounded in the city, as is the hit play he wrote with Charles MacArthur, The Front Page.
After her talk, Ms. Hoffman will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.
Award-winning essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles and shedding light on overlooked dimensions of the place, its people, and their cultures. She lives in Jerusalem and New Haven.
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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

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