People, Mar. 12, 1956

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

In a tremulous letter to the New York Times, Playwright Tennessee Williams at last explained the flap surrounding the debut of uptrodden Tallulah Bankhead as downtrodden Blanche Dubois in his A Streetcar Named Desire (TIME, Feb. 13). It was the morning after opening night in Miami, with three weeks to go before Streetcar careened into Manhattan's City Center. Recalled Williams: "She asked me meekly if she had played Blanche better than anyone else had played her. I hope you will forgive me for having...

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