mr tennessee williams


9 x 20 on wood….wire hanger on top.,…

his name was thomas but they called him tennessee except he was from mississippi.

when he was a teen he lived here in midtown memphis right next to Southwestern college (now called Rhodes). he stayed with his grandparents and it was here he worked on his first play and it was sort of informally staged at the college. his grandfather was not amused by young thomas’s  personal lifestyle and he only  referred to young thomas as ‘shirley’



Mississippi Fred McDowell was from Brownsville ,  Tennessee.


oddly enough , Tex Ritter was born in Texas.







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