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The twenty-eight-year-old was immediately awestruck by the French Quarter's decaying charm - rust-eaten lace ironwork, flophouses next door to pricey antique shops, dark narrow passages leading to lush courtyards "full of palms, vines and flowering poinsettia," and the "rattle-trap" streetcars - one named Desire and the other Cemeteries. Williams's characters have taken up permanent residence in American culture, even finding their way into the newest Disney princess feature, where the wealthy sugar mill owner is called Big Daddy and the family dog is named Stella.
Tennessee's Homecoming Laura Wolff Scanlan Humanities; Jul/Aug 2010; 31, 4; Docstoc pg. 8 Reproduced with permission of the co
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