Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Richmond: ' "Love Affair" of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt' is national park program topic

RICHMOND -- A little-known aspect of the life of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt will be the topic of a free talk at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.

"First Friend -- The 'Love Affair' of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt" will be presented by lesbian playwright and actor Terry Baum, who did substantial research on the subject for her play "Hick: A Love Story," including correspondence between the two from 1933 to 1962 that are part of the archives of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.

"Hick was the most famous woman journalist of her day and the first woman to have a byline on the front page of The New York Times," notes the program announcement. "The love affair between the patrician first lady and the charming, hard-living butch reporter lasted several years. Their friendship lasted Mrs. Roosevelt's lifetime."

Because seating for the talk is limited, advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 510-232-5050, ext. 0, and leaving a message with your name and phone number, and the program you would like to attend.

Written by Chris Treadway for the Contra Costa Times. Read the original article here

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