The Historical Birthday-Tea Party March 22nd


And another date with no birthday, so let’s skip back a couple of months and one that got away:

Eva La Gallienne 11 January 1899-3 June 1991

Eva was an actor and producer, born in England and who became part of the milieu of lesbian actors in Hollywood, performing herself on stage as Emily Dickinson, Peter Pan Elizabeth I and Hamlet with great success. in 1980 she earned an Oscar nomination for her work in the film Resurrection, at the time she was the oldest Oscar nominee.

Eva had affairs with many of the members of the ‘sewing circles’:  Alla Nazimova,  Tallulah Bankhead, Beatrice Lillie,  Laurette Taylor and Mercedes de Acosta.

In 1927 Eva was named as co-respondent in the divorce of her then lover Josephine Hutchinson.

People hate what they don’t understand and try to destroy it. Only try to keep yourself clear and don’t allow that destructive force to spoil something that to you is simple, natural, and beautiful.

In the late 1930s Eva started a relationship with theatre director Margaret Webster. and they later founded the American Repertory Theater together. She also later had a relationship with Marion Evensen.

So Eva, get your glad rags on, you’re invited to the party…

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Author: Cherry Potts

Cherry Potts is a published fiction writer, publisher, event organiser, photographer, cardmaker, NLP master practitioner, life coach and trainer. She is an enthusiastic singer. Through Arachne Press she publishes fiction and non fiction and runs spoken word events and cross-arts workshops for writers at interesting venues. Always interested in new opportunites to perform, write or explore writing.

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