People: Aug. 10, 1962

"I don't feel inclined to write any more about the so-called Southern belle," announced the taboogeyman of the theater, Tennessee Williams, 50, ringing down what sounded like a second-act curtain on his stock character in trade. In London to catch up on West End theater after the Italian premiere of his newest play, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More, Williams mused: "I don't think I feel as aggressive and belligerent about life as I used to. You might find what I call mysticism coming into things I write in the future."...

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