The Ben Hecht Story and News, Compiled. "A Hecht Reprint in Every Issue." Snickersnee Press 2003. ISSN 1629-0611 / ISBN 0966770927. Colored card stock, narrower Centerfolio reprint of a 1920s Hecht story in each of ten issues. 8.5 x 11 inches.
Reissues of a short lived, well researched desktop- printed literary periodical of the year 2000 about the life, works and associates of Ben Hecht, the Chicago and Midwestern Renaissance writer of the 1910s, journalist at the Chicago Daily News, Berlin correspondent in 1919, playwright (the Front Page), activist against the Holocaust, and Hollywood's highest paid writer and script doctor of the studio era e.g., Nothing Sacred, Notorious, Wuthering Heights, Gunga Din, Farewell to Arms, Spellbound, and the first Oscar for film writing for Underworld, 1928. Printed on card stock of bold variegated colors, each issue was written by Hecht scholar and editor Florice Whyte Kovan. Eac issue inclueds a reprint of a Hecht Chicago Daily News story, most never reprinted, in a separate granny apple green center-folio. This recalls Hecht's own literary tabloid, The Chicago Literary Times, which was printed on pink and green stock.
Scroll down for Tables of Contents for Snickersee Press's Ben Hecht publications: The Ben Hecht Story & News, Art & Architecture on 1001 Afternoons in Chicago and Selling the Celluloid Serpent.
Now hard to find It was available by subscription and then compiled. We plan to print more compilations in late 2016.
The Ben Hecht Story & News: "A Hecht Reprint in Every Issue" Periodical ISSN 1629-0611.
The Ben Hecht Story & News, Compiled (Book, spiral): ISBN 0-9667709 2-7
Tables of Contents of the Ben Hecht Story & News in reverse chronological order
Volume III, Issue I. "No More Denying It: Hecht Wrote Monroe Story." "Hecht's Uncle Sam Draws Snickersnee after Pearl Harbor." Picture of Marilyn Monroe in Korea I. "Who's Doing What about Ben Hecht. "The Sullen Fausette Noted and Queried." "The Sullen Fausette" (complete reprint). Tipped in: Hand made paper by Sheila Crider. "The Sullen Fausette: Visualizing Hecht's References." "Marc Chagall," "Jane Heap," "Francis Picabia." Picture of Marilyn Monroe in Korea II.
Volume II, Issue 4, 2000 January 2000. "Hecht the Art Critic Debuts in Snickersnee's New Book" "Hecht Named on New York Times Front Page" "Hecht's Chicago Literary Times Began with Art Institute Sand Fight" "Design Note for "The Front Page." "'Mallare' Artist Figured in Hollywood" "Ezra Pound on the Duties of an Artist" "Who's Doing What about Ben Hecht?" Centerfolio: "Curtains" by Ben Hecht, about theater usher Fredrich Zeddies. Pictures: from "Fantazius Mallare" by Wallace Smith, cartoon by Wallace Smith, antique postcard of Art Institute of Chicago, Ben Hecht in his living room at Nyack, New York.
Volume II, Issue 3. Our Holiday Issue contains, not one but two stories by Hecht: "Holiday Thoughts" and "Mishkin's Riddles." "Riddles Befuddles and Thoughts Engage in Our Two-Story Holiday Issue." "Mishkin's Riddles" story by Ben Hecht. "Holiday Thoughts" story by Ben Hecht. "Newberry Library Preserves Snickersnee Web Site." Marshall Fields Tiffany dome, Victorian toys, Albert Einstein portrait and book frontispiece. Now at auction: One of two remaining copies of the rare "Ben Hecht Story & News, Compiled."
VOL II, Issue 2 "Are..you..rea..dy,..Diavolo?" Hecht's challenge to adulthood. "Jumbo" recalls Rodgers & Hart Classics. Highlighting Hecht's Stage and Celluloid Circus. "Yes, But Did He Travel with the Circus?" "Impressions at an Amusement Park" by Ben Hecht. "Baroness Fern Andra, Daredevil of Silents." "Hecht's Circus Mentor Harry Castello." "The Circus Barn Was Across the Street." "Who's Doing What about Ben Hecht." Notes on the Aesthetics of Hecht's "Impressions at an Amusement Park," by FW Kovan. Pictures from "Jumbo," "Circus World," "Trapeze."
Vol. II Issue 1. "Envy & Rivalry Drove the Ben & Sherwood Story" "Ben's Experience with Sherwood Took Wing for Film Angels over Broadway." Centerfolio reprint: "Headlines," by Ben Hecht. Drawing "The Press," by Stanislav Szukalski "Hecht Chosen Notable Wisconsin Author by ALA" "Editors Who Held Court in Chicago" "Hecht Scripted Torment by Another Anderson" "Who's Doing What about Ben Hecht" Pictures: Floyd Dell, Margaret Anderson Harriet Monroe caricature by Saphier, Ben Hecht & Sherwood Anderson, Sherwood Anderson caricature by Gene Markey, "Underworld" movie poster, film stills from "Angels over Broadway."
The back cover or the Ben Hecht story & News, Compiled.
|VOL I, Issue 5, July-August 2000 "All I Want Is the Fine Birth-Pang" BH's portrait by Earnest Klempner and quotes from Ashton Steven's 1922 interview. "Hollywood's Gene Markey Drew Laughs about Hecht's Banned Book Indictment" "Snickersnee Canvasses Hecht's Art Stories" "Eric Johan Smith's Cubist Caricature" "Who's Doing What about Ben Hecht?" "Centerfolio Reprint : "The Faithful Lorelei," by Ben Hecht Pictures: Three caricatures about "Fantazius Mallare" by Gene Markey. "The Chicago Non-Jury Artists Cubist Ball" by Armin. Ramon Shiva's modernist cityscape. |
Vol. I, Issue 4, May-June 2000 The Music Number. "You Candy Band, Got Lotsa Sand," Hecht's boyhood poem and its story. "Hecht Rallied Unity in Musical Pageants of WW II" "I Got the Blues," our complete reprint of one of BH's Chicago cabaret stories. "George Antheil wrote tales of the Ben Hecht Sinfonietta." "Moments in Hecht Performance" "Hecht Earns a Place in History for His Musical Pageants for Holocaust Victims." "Ben made His First Scenes in Racine." Pictures: Ben Hecht playing violin for artist George Grosz. Ben in his boyhood band. Kurt Weill, Ferde Grofe, jazz pianist Dave Payton's ensemble.
Vol I, Issue 3, April 2000, The Architecture Number "Modernism Soars with Hecht's Skyscraper Stories." "Chicago Landmarks Paved Way to Oscar Winner 'Underworld'" "For Jenny Ben Animated the 'Topsies' of New York" "NYC Bound, BH Recalls Chicago Metaphors" "Who's Doing What About Ben Hecht" "Three of Hecht's Illustrators Do Skyscrapers" Angarola, Rosse and Grosz. Complete Centerfolio Story: "Peer Gynt's Panhandle" Architect Clarence O'Toole reveals his new city plan. "Hecht and the Chicago Architects" Pictures: LaSalle Street in front of Hecht's studio; Wrigley Building at night. Sears Tower, Cow sculpture honoring architect Louis Sullivan; Hecht's illustrated skyscraper letter to Jenny.
Vol. I, Issue 2, March 2000, The Protest Number. "Hecht's Titanic Poem Hit a Braver Front Page" (photograph) "Captain John Paul Jones Inspired Hecht's Film" "Hecht's Hollywood Associates Assailed Monopoly" (photograph) "Hecht a Role Model for Brando's Protest" (photograph)" "'Phooey on the Free World,' shouts Ilona Massey" (photograph) "Animation Studio Near Ben's Boyhood Home?" Centerfolio Story: "Vox Populi" by Ben Hecht "Who's Doing What About Ben Hecht" Hecht and his punching bag (photograph)
Vol. I Issue 1, February 2000 "The 1001 Afternoons in Chicago Stories: Getting the Stats Right" (all 423 stories found). "Afro-Americana in Ben Hecht." "I love you" drawing by George Grosz. (Hecht's title for it). "Honeymoon" by Claude McKay, 1922. "Who's Doing What About Ben Hecht?" Events, acquisitions, queries by institutions and collectors. "'Romance" is First Mishkin Story in Chicago Jewish History Reprints." "Hecht's Handkerchief Valentine." "Hoch das Dadaismus" by Ben Hecht. His tribute to George Grosz. Centerfolio on sage paper: "50 Books That Are Books" by bibliophile Ben Hecht, his recommendations in 1921, many with his ardent remarks and our endnotes. "Hecht's Literary Harem," editorial notes. "Sourcing Our First Issue" wherein we unveil our sources." Illustrations: Formerly unpublished photographs: A surreal Hecht taken by his first wife, Marie Armstrong, circa 1919; Small newspaper photo of Marie dancing at a church benefit 1915. Antique photo of Library of Congress, where we do our newspaper research on Ben Hecht. Most illustrations are captioned as to source and are generally of reference quality.
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