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The Resource Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers, Jo Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett

Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers, Jo Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett

Label
Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers
Title
Dashiell Hammett
Title remainder
a daughter remembers
Statement of responsibility
Jo Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dashiell Hammett - Hollywood screenwriter and high-flying author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man - died in 1961. For the more than forty years since, his daughter, Jo Hammett, has kept her silence. Now, for the first time, she tells her side of the Dashiell Hammett story." "In Jo Hammett's earliest recollections, although her already famous father exists outside the sphere of the daily life she shares with her mother and sister, he writes to Jo frequently and visits the family when he can. Jo's memories of him are golden: like the trip she recalls to the Santa Anita racetrack in a chauffeur-driven limousine, where Hammett plays more on the horses than he can afford; or like a Depression-era excursion to Beverly Hills and a splurge that would have supported an entire family for a month - to buy Jo a new riding outfit. She recalls, too, dinner at New York's Plaza Hotel with her father and a surprisingly melancholy, teary, "small and rather rumpled-looking" Dorothy Parker. With more ambivalence, she remembers the 1950s, when she assumes her responsibility as the sole designated correspondent with her black-listed, imprisoned father and her role as go-between for him and Lillian Hellman." "The notorious Hammett-Hellman romance, Dash's rude flirtations, his heavy drinking, his attraction to Communism, his quirks and betrayals and paternal love - Jo Hammett neither blinks at her father's faults nor diminishes his humanity. Illustrated with never-before published photos from family albums."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VVW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammett, Jo
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.A4347
LC item number
Z684 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Layman, Richard
  • Rivett, Julie M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hammett, Dashiell
  • Hammett, Jo
  • Authors, American
  • Fathers and daughters
Label
Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers, Jo Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Otto Penzler book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48068335
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780786708925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers, Jo Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman with Julie M. Rivett
Publication
Note
"An Otto Penzler book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48068335
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780786708925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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