Author Archive for: ‘Donald Phelps’

Ben Hecht’s Funny Valentine

I.        My heart performed a minuet in an ashcan. –   Lionel Gans, Specter of the Rose The line seems to keep uneasy company with “Here’s looking at you, kid”, or “Nobody’s perfect”; yet a memorable – possibly classic – line it is. It, and numerous others like it, were flung at the 1946 audiences of Ben …

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