Pentimento Setting & Symbolism

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New York City

As a child, Lillian Hellman lived in New York City with her parents. She attended school in New York City half of each school year.

New Orleans, LA

Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans, LA. As a young child, she moved to New York with her parents but maintained a strong connection with New Orleans throughout her life.

Broadway

Lillian Hellman became a renowned and successful playwright. Many of her plays were premiered on Broadway in New York City.

The Children's Hour

"The Children's Hour" was Lillian Hellman's first play. It was a huge success and she became the "it" girl of the theatre after it premiered.

Hollywood

Lillian Hellman was a successful screenwriter and was personally hired by studio head Samuel Goldwyn to write and rewrite many of the screenplays for his productions.

Paris

Lillian spent a good deal of time in Paris...

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