Very light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. 245 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 0. Lillian Hellman has lived the kind of life that reads like a novel. Hollywood in the days of Sam Goldwyn, New York in the glittering times of Dorothy Parker and Tallulah Bankhead, a 30-year love affair with Dashiell Hammett, and a distinguished career as a playwright.