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50s Southern Gothic: Suddenly Last Summer

As this famous 1959 movie adaptation of Tennesse Williams’ play opens, it’s 1937, New Orleans. ¬†A wealthy widow, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn) is mourning the death of her only son as she simultaneously tries to procure a lobotomy for her disturbed niece, Catherine (Elizabeth Taylor). Catherine, the only witness to the aforementioned son’s ¬†untimely death, […]