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[Books] Publications:
  • The Secret of Sylvia, by Borden Deal (under pseudonym "Lee Borden") (Fawcett/Gold Medal)
  • Three Famous Short Novels, by William Faulkner (Random House).
  • The Civil War: A Narrative. Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville, history by Shelby Foote (Random House).
  • Suddenly, Last Summer, a play by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • The Long Dream, a novel by Richard Wright (Doubleday).

[Birth] March 7: Rick Bass born in Fort Worth, Texas.

[Birth] September 30: Country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

[Stage Play] January 7: Two plays by Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer and Something Unspoken, open under the collective title Garden District (after their shared New Orleans locale) Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in New York.

[Stage Play] December 29: Period of Adjustment High Point over a Cavern by Tennessee Williams opens at Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami.

[Film] Premiere of the film The Long Hot Summer, based on the novel The Hamlet and several short stories by William Faulkner.

[Film] Premiere of the film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
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