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An undated Christmas greeting designed by Robert Harling British designer, novelist, editor and typographer.

Sentimental: Robert Harling says his mother Margaret, who in Steel Magnolias is played by ...

Steel Magnolias writer on the REAL story behind the Hollywood hit

Sentimental: Robert Harling says his mother Margaret, who in Steel Magnolias is played by ...

The Endless Colonnade by Robert Harling.  Vintage Pan paperback. Cover artwork by Sam Peffer ("Peff").THE GRØNMARK BLOG: A salute to Sam Peffer, the greatest paperback cover illustrator of the 20th Century, who died in 2014

A salute to Sam Peffer, the greatest paperback cover illustrator of the Century, who died in 2014

Cameo role: Writer Robert Harling played the minister who married Shelby and Jackson. Shel...

Steel Magnolias writer on the REAL story behind the Hollywood hit

Cameo role: Writer Robert Harling played the minister who married Shelby and Jackson.

Twenty-five years ago, "Steel Magnolias" captivated moviegoers with the heartbreaking, yet laugh-filled story based on how playwright Robert Harling lost his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985, and how a group of women in a small southern town cope with their tragic loss.Harling wrote the play, and eventual screenplay, as both catharsis and as something that Harling could pass along to his ne

13 things you didn't know about the true story of 'Steel Magnolias'

“Steel Magnolias” turns 35 this month, and the movie’s screenwriter/playwright Robert Harling joins TODAY’s Erica Hill to discuss the film, and the true story behind it, 25 years after its premiere.

13 things you didn't know about the true story of 'Steel Magnolias'

13 things you didn't know about the true story of 'Steel Magnolias'

Twenty-five years ago, "Steel Magnolias" captivated moviegoers with the heartbreaking, yet laugh-filled story based on how playwright.

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...

Steel Magnolias at Fountain Hall Performing Arts Centre on Friday March 20

From the Wood-engravings of Eric Ravilious bt Rober Harling

Friday’s Library Snapshot … Eric Ravilious

Based on a true story: Robert Harling wrote Steel Magnolias following the death of his beloved sister Susan Robinson. Click through for an awesome article.  I knew it was based on a true story, but this is a great article.

Steel Magnolias writer on the REAL story behind the Hollywood hit

The Best Tearjerker Movies Of All Time - Steel Magnolias Movie Anniversary - Harper's BAZAAR Magazine

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