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Updated December 2019
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Writers Gone Wild
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This day in literary history from Bill Peschel, author of “Writers Gone Wild” and “The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?”
 
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On this day in 1891, Henrik Ibsen’s play “Ghosts” opened for one night only at The Independent Theatre in London. The play had run into trouble with the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, which licensed plays, because it mentioned venereal disease, so J.T. Grein, a Dutchman, formed a private theatrical company to get around the threatened ban. […] The ...…
 
On this day in 1901, millionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie offers New York City $5.2 million to build 65 branch libraries. He had sold that year the Carnegie Steel Company for $250 million and, at the age of 66, decided to retire and devote himself to giving his money away. He eventually would help create more […] The post Writers Gone Wild ...…
 
Before we get into today’s episode, the podcast will drop Monday through Friday from now on, to give me more time to work on it and other projects as well. Now back to your literary gossip … It is the 710th wedding anniversary today of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, married in a secret ceremony […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #15 for ...…
 
On this day in 1812, three years after attacking his critics in print, the first two cantos of Lord Byron’s Romantic epic “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” were published. The narrative poem created the Byronic hero: intelligent, perceptive, romantic and opposed to authority. Much of Byron’s life and travels were mined for the work. Born with a […] ...…
 
On this day in 1765, Voltaire succeeded in getting a French court to exonerate a Huguenot cloth merchant, Jean Calas, of the murder of his son in Toulouse. It was a legal victory marred only by the man’s horrific execution three years before. The Calas family were members of the city’s minority Protestant group. One […] The post Writers Gone Wi ...…
 
On this day in 1932, Henry Miller took Anaïs Nin to a Paris hotel room where they made love for the first time. He was an impoverished writer who moved with his wife, June, to Paris, and she an aspiring writer married to a banker. She wrote in her diary that she thought Henry was […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #12 for March 8: Henry Mil ...…
 
On this day in 1923, Robert Frost’s most famous poem, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,” was published in the New Republic. He was living in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, at the time, tired of the academic life and wanting to reconnect to the land and his farm. In mid-summer the previous year, he had […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #11 ...…
 
On this day in 1888, Louisa May Alcott, the author of “Little Women,” died at the age of 55, on the day of her father’s burial. She had worked from an early age to support her family. Her father, Bronson Alcott, was a philosopher and reformer said to be so brilliant in conversation that people […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #10 for Marc ...…
 
On this day in 1839, Charlotte Bronte wrote a letter. Rev. Henry Nussey, the brother of her best friend, Ellen, had asked for her hand in marriage. There were a number of reason why she should accept — at 23 she was past the bloom of youth, he was a kind man and she would […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #9 for March 5: Charlotte Bronte, ...…
 
On this day in 1675, a warrant was issued for the arrest of nonconformist minister John Bunyan for preaching without a license from the king. He had been a wanderer in the spiritual wilderness for a number of years, drifting between rejecting Christ and conforming to what English society expected from him, until in 1655 […] The post Writers Gon ...…
 
On this day in 1887, Anne Sullivan began teaching six year old Helen Keller how to connect to a world she could neither see nor hear. She began by spelling the letters to the word “doll” into her hand, trying to get her to understand that important ideas that letters make up words and words […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #7 for March 3: ...…
 
On this day in 1930, D.H. Lawrence died at his rented home in Vence, France. Two days later, he was buried in the town cemetery. It was not to be his final resting place. The man who suffered from ill-health most of his life, who caused controversy for novels such as “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #6 for Ma ...…
 
On this day in 1360, the Keeper of the King’s Wardrobe paid £16, the equivalent about $15,000 to ransom a soldier who had been captured in the Burgundy region during Edward III’s invasion of France. The soldier was Geoffrey Chaucer, about 17 years old and a follower of one of the king’s sons. Chaucer had […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast # ...…
 
On this day in 1996, Joan Collins struck a blow for writers everywhere when a judge ruled that her publisher, Random House, should pay her an extra million dollars on top of a partial advance of $1.2 million for two crap books that she had been contracted to write. Years before, Random House had agreed […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #4 ...…
 
On this day in 1749, Henry Fielding’s monumental novel “Tom Jones” was published, and helped establish the book as a means of conveying entertainment and enlightenment. A longtime lawyer and judge, Fielding also wrote satires that were performed on stage and distributed in pamphlets and books. “Tom Jones” was a romance about a good-hearted foun ...…
 
This is Writers Gone Wild for Sunday, February 26, 2012. On this day in 1956, poet Sylvia Plath looked across a crowded room at a literary party and saw, as she later wrote, “the one man in the room who was as big as his poems.” He, of course, was Ted Hughes, and this encounter […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast #2 for Feb. 26: Sylvia Plath ...…
 
On this day in 1904, John Millington Synge’s play “Riders of the Sea” premiered at Molesworth Hall in Dublin by the Irish National Theatre Society. Set on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, the one-act tragedy portrays the struggles of a widow ? who has lost her fisherman husband and most of […] The post Writers Gone Wild Podcast # ...…
 
The fifth episode of “Hollywood Gone Wild” is now available at iTunes. Here’s the lineup and some links to stories and articles mentioned in the podcast: George Lucas and “Red […] The post Hollywood Gone Wild episode 5: Starring George Lucas and “Red Tails,” “A Chorus Line” and Sammy Davis Jr. appeared first on Bill Peschel.…
 
Today’s episode discusses “Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” Adam Sandler’s movie that mines laughs out of terrorism and the Middle East, Scarlett Johansson’s nude photos, the late Cliff Montgomery and […] The post Hollywood Gone Wild #4 co-starring Cliff Montgomery, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Sandler and Joan Crawford appeared first on Bill Peschel.…
 
Nathan Fillon teaches soap opera acting, the screenwriters for “Night At The Museum” teach how to make a billion dollars for the studios, and Walt Disney learns you don’t want […] The post Hollywood Gone Wild #3: Nathan Fillon, Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon and Walt Disney’s Pinocchio appeared first on Bill Peschel.…
 
The podcast title sounds like one of Johnny Carson’s old Carnac episodes, but it’s really the second episode in what’s becoming a weekly series. This time, I’m discussing Hurricane Irene’s […] The post Hollywood Gone Wild podcast #2: Hurricane Irene, Colin Firth and Louis B. Mayer appeared first on Bill Peschel.…
 
Welcome to the first episode of “Hollywood Gone Wild,” the podcast. Twenty minutes of me talking about the books I’m reading, the movies I’m seeing, and a draft of one […] The post Hollywood Gone Wild #1 Podcast appeared first on Bill Peschel.By Bill Peschel
 
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