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Splendor in the Grass lobby card

Inge, William

This polychrome-lithographed lobby card advertises the film ?Splendor in the Grass.? The screenplay for the 1961 film was written by William Inge and based on his personal experience growing up in Independence, Kansas. Inge won an Academy Award for this film.

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William Inge at the typewriter

Pippin, Wilbur

Portrait of William Inge, 1913-1973, born in Independence, Kan., graduated from the University of Kansas, worked for a Wichita radio station, and taught in both high school and college before his play Come Back, Little Sheba brought him fame in 1949. In 1953, the play Picnic won him a Pulitzer Prize and in 1955, Bus Stop received rave reviews. Inge drew upon his Kansas background for the characters and storylines in his plays. This photograph shows Inge at the typewriter.

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William Inge

A portrait of playwright William Motter Inge, 1913-1973. Born in Independence, Kansas, Inge graduated from the University of Kansas, worked for a Wichita radio station, and taught in both high school and college. His play "Come Back, Little Sheba" brought him fame in 1949. In 1953, the play "Picnic" won a Pulitzer Prize and in 1955, "Bus Stop" received rave reviews. Inge drew upon his Kansas background for the characters and storylines in his plays.

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