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MODERN FURNITURE AND DECORATION BY ROBERT HARLING (1971) - $49.99 : PopuluxeBooks, Retro Info For Your Mod Style

The untold story of Steel Magnolias - Sweet interview with Robert Harling who based the play and eventual movie on his family and town.

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The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where the ladies who are 'anybody' go to have their hair done. Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story about life, love and loss. As the title suggests the female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel. The play is based on the family experience of the play's author, Robert Harling, following the death of his sister in 1985 from diabetic complications. A writ...

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Judith Ivey directed a touching benefit performance of Robert Harling's masterpiece Steel Magnolias.

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross that stars Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts. The film is about the bond among a group of women from a parish in the Natchitoches, Louisiana, area. The movie is based on a 1987 play Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, which in turn dealt with the playwright's experience with the death of his sister.