As many of you know, I named this blog from my love of the movie Steel Magnolia’s. I just saw this interview in the recent issue of Gun and Garden Magazine and loved Robert Harling’s story of how he named his infamous play, Steel Magnolia’s. Enjoy!
The untold story of Steel Magnolias
Robert Harling grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and lost his sister and “best friend” to diabetes in 1985. He turned the experience into the iconic stage play Steel Magnolias, which is still performed all over the world. The subsequent movie launched Harling’s career as a screenwriter, and since then he’s written Soapdish and The First Wives Club, among other hits. On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the play’s production, he talks about how it all began. Read more here….