Published/Performed: June 14, 1941 - May 23, 1942 (magazine) and 1942 (novel)
Author: Sally Benson
Born: Sep 3, 1897 St. Louis, Missouri
Passed: Jul 19, 1972 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Film: Meet Me in St. Louis
Sally Benson (September 3, 1897, St. Louis, Missouri - July 19, 1972, Los Angeles, California) was an American screenwriter, who was also a prolific short story author, best known for her semi-autobiographical stories collected in Junior Miss and Meet Me in St. Louis.
MGM's Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) was one of the most popular movies made during World War II. The stories in Sally Benson's book, Meet Me in St. Louis, were first written as short vignettes in a series, 5135 Kensington, which The New Yorker published from June 14, 1941 to May 23, 1942. Benson took her original eight vignettes and added four more stories for a book compilation with each chapter representing a month of a year (from 1903 to 1904). When the book was published by Random House as Meet Me in St. Louis in 1942, it was titled after the MGM film, then in the very early stages of scripting. At MGM, Benson wrote an early draft of the screenplay, but it was not used.
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