SUDDENLY Last Summer

So what has happened to you this summer? Probably nothing as horrifying as what happened to Liz Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer.

This movie tie-in book was found in a pile of books that had been discarded. It cost me nothing. It has 8 pages of stills from the movie. Happy me.

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For those not familiar with the story:
Suddenly, Last Summer is a one-act play by Tennessee Williams. It opened off Broadway on January 7, 1958, as part of a double bill with another of Williams' one-acts, Something Unspoken. The presentation of the two plays was given the overall title Garden District, but Suddenly, Last Summer is now more often performed alone. The play, basically consisting of two long monologues, is considered one of Williams' starkest and most poetic works.

The play features Catharine Holly, a young woman who seems to go insane after her cousin Sebastian dies on a trip to Europe under mysterious circumstances. Sebastian's mother, Violet Venable, trying to cloud the truth about her son's homosexuality and death, threatens to lobotomize Catharine for her incoherent utterances relating to Sebastian's demise. Finally, under the influence of a truth serum, Catharine tells the gruesome story of Sebastian's death by cannibalism at the hand of local boys whose sexual favors he sought, using Catharine as a device to attract the young men (as he had earlier used his mother). (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Geez Taylor was beautiful.

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