Lillian Hellman, Room 301

Look upon the skylight mural and imagine you are far away in another world while you are in the Lillian Hellman corner suite.

American playwright and memoirist, who had a lifelong relationship with the mystery writer Dashiell Hammett. Many of the characters in her works were based on her own family members. Despite writing only 12 plays, Hellman was a leading voice in American theatre.

She became a writer at a time when writers were celebrities and their recklessness was admirable. Like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Hammett, Lillian Hellman was a smoker, a drinker, a lover, and a fighter. Hellman maintained a social and political life as large and restless as her talent. While her plays were a constant challenge to injustice, her memoirs were personal accounts of the exciting and turbulent life behind the art.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • King bed
  • Neo angle shower
  • Kitchenette

Full week stays during the 9 week Chautauqua Season include breakfast every day and dinner five nights (Monday through Friday) each week. The Spencer can also assist guests in arranging travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may cause a guest to cancel their reservation.