Tag Archives: Lillian Hellman

Children’s Hour for the Democrats

After playwright Lillian Hellman was blacklisted as a Communist-sympathizer, she later looked back and wrote: “My belief in liberalism was mostly gone.” In its place, she substituted something she called “decency.” She recalled in her memoir, “Scoundrel Time,” how life changed for her after she was ostracized. People stopped calling. Of those who still called, […]

A New ‘Scoundrel Time’

Neil Koch and Jimmie Harper never married. When they were companions – from the 1950s until Harper’s death in 1992 – it was inconceivable that two men would ever be able to marry. By all appearances, Koch and Harper had a loving relationship. They also had an unusual restaurant outside Eugene, Ore., called The Country […]