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 Marion Post Walcott, Saturday Afternoon, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi (1939),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF33-030640-M3 DLC].
Urban scene with African American men, cars, and store-fronts. Blanche Cutrer, who was used by Tennessee Williams as a model for Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, lived in Clarksdale.
 Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Marlon Brando, in A Streetcar Named Desire (1948),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-116613].
Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). Marlon Brando starred as the sexual and brutal Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway version and in the censored 1951 movie co-starring Vivien Leigh.
 Dorothea Lange, Antebellum Plantation House in Greene County, Georgia (1937),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USF34-017941-C DLC].
Neoclassical pillars and porch of large plantation house. The "plantation myth" exemplifies ideas about the Old South's benevolent, paternalistic institutions and traditions.
 Walter Albertin, Tennessee Williams, Full-length Portrait, Walking, at Service for Dylan Thomas, Facing Front (1953),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-115075].
Known to incorporate themes of alienation and pain in his work, Williams wrote a number of well-known plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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