by Faye Moskowitz

One Hundred Years Ago at the Typewriter…

Does the name Fanny Hurst mean anything to you? Between 1910 and the mid-1930′s, Hurst was one of the most popular, influential and highly paid writers in the United States. Her name on a magazine cover virtually guaranteed a sell-out of the issue. Today, she is remembered, if at all, for the 30 movies of her works, including “Imitation of Life,” “Back Street” and “Humoresque.”

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