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The Day Lady Died

The Day Lady Died


by Frank O'Hara

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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Billie Holiday's real name was Eleanora Fagan. She had an extremely rough life and was arrested for prostitution while a teenager. (Source)

O'Hara's book Meditations in an Emergency figured prominently in an episode of the much-ballyhooed TV show, Mad Men, about the advertising industry in the 1950s. (Source)

O'Hara is a highly quotable poet. One of our favorites: "It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so." (Source)

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