elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Thornton Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975)

Samuel M. Steward, also known by the pen name Phil Andros, was a novelist and tattoo artist from Ohio, later based in Oakland. Thornton Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day. Gertrude Stein, who at the time regularly corresponded with the both of them, introduced Steward to Wilder. Wilder drafted the third act of Our Town during a brief visit by Steward in Zurich, their first meeting. They began a sexual friendship then that lasted 11 years. Steward kept records of his many sexual encounters in a card index he called his "Stud File". They included Rudolph Valentino (a month before his death at 31, when Steward was 17) and Roy Fitzgerald Douglas (who became Rock Hudson). Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade by Justin Spring was published in 2010. The book was the recipient of many literary honors, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Timeline & Places:

April 17, 1897: born at 211 W Gilman St, Madison, WI 53703, USA

1900s: lived at 140 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703, Stati Uniti

1900s: lived at Maple Bluff, WI, Stati Uniti

1915: attended Berkeley High School, 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, Stati Uniti

1918: attended Oberlin College, 173 W Lorain St, Oberlin, OH 44074, Stati Uniti

1920: attended Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti

1921 to 1928: taught Lawrenceville School, 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, Stati Uniti

1926: attended Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, Stati Uniti

1929: built 50 Deepwood Dr, Hamden, CT 06517, USA

December 7, 1975: died. Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 3801 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, Stati Uniti


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