For seven decades, Lillian Ross was one of the New Yorker 's leading reporters and a pioneer of "literary journalism." His long-term meetings with John Huston gave rise to texts that have become cult in the United States, published for the first time in France.
Lillian Ross wrote her first report on Hollywood in 1948. The following year, her article Questions, recounting her meeting in New York with John Huston, was published in the "Talk of the town" column. of the magazine. His writings on Huston continued in 1952 with the book Picture.
Over the next four decades, Ms. Ross wrote about Huston while immersed on the set of The Bible in Rome in 1965, on the Brooklyn set of Prizzi's Honor in 1984, relentlessly back and forth to through Manhattan during the filming of The Letter from the Kremlin, at the preview of Fat City or at the pre-production stage of Own the Victory. Concluding with a paper on the set of the film directed by Anjelica Huston in 1996, Bastard Out of Carolina, this volume presents seven valuable articles by Lillian Ross for The New Yorker, collected here for the first time.